I am in Australia. It seems from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade there is no visa issuing facility here for Mauritania (looks like the nearest is in Tokyo).

Is there a way to get a tourist or transit visa while in Australia?


The reason I am asking this is because I do not fly in but will be coming overland from Senegal. According to Mauritania Visa in Senegal it could take a week in Senegal to obtain a visa. Hence would like to find a way to do so in advance.

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    Even without knowing your nationality, Timatic is showing that you can get a visa on arrival at Nouakchott Airport. Wikipedia has the same. – Giorgio Jan 14 '17 at 13:59
  • In Lonely Planet threads of four years, some were able to get a visa at its embassy in Rabat, Morocco. – Giorgio Jan 15 '17 at 14:11

As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines:

Nationals of any country can obtain a visa on arrival at Nouakchott (NKC).

In addition, various forums, such as this, have anecdotal reports of it being possible to obtain a visa on arrival at land crossings too.

There is no Mauritanian embassy in Australia; as such, unless Tokyo accepts applications by regular mail, there is no option for getting it in advance while in Australia.

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  • Thanks for the answer, however unfortunately I do not fly in to NKC, hence look for a way to get in advance. – mon Jan 15 '17 at 7:10
  • Thanks for the update. Understood there would be no option. Will look into the option to get at crossing points or in countries where embassy resides. – mon Jan 15 '17 at 9:21

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