Mauritania Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

A passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Mauritania. Nationals holding passports from Algeria, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Syria and Tunisia do not require a visa to enter Mauritania.

Visas

Visas for Mauritania are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas for all nationals are available on arrival at Nouakchott Airport and at the border.

You must show confirmation of your hotel booking and/or a letter from your Mauritanian host. Business travellers require a letter of invitation.

Types and cost

Visa cost for 30 days for Arab & African countries: €40 / US$45; for the rest of the world: €55 / US$60.
Visa cost for 90 days for Arab & African countries: €70 / US$75; for the rest of the world: €95 / US$100.
Visa cost for 3 months - 1 year for Arab & African countries: €135 / US$145; for the rest of the world: €190 / US$200.
Visa cost for 1 year - 2 years for Arab & African countries: €190 / US$200; for the rest of the world: €270 / US$285.
Visa cost for 2 years - 3 years for Arab & African countries: €270 / US$285; for the rest of the world: €405 / US$425.
Visa cost for 3 years and more for Arab & African countries: €540 / US$565; for the rest of the world: €810 / US$845.

Validity

Visas can be valid for 30 days, 90 days, 3 months - 1 year, 1 year - 2 years, 2 years - 3 years or 3 years and more.

Application to

On arrival at the airport or land border.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in the USA
Telephone: (202) 232 5700.
Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7233 6158. Website: http://www.mauritanianembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Thurs 1000-1600, Fri 1000-1400.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.