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Visa Requirements for Canada Passport Holders – Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania)

Canadian citizens are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Mauritania. Certification of immunization against cholera and yellow fever may also be required for entry.

General Requirements:

  1. Valid Canadian passport.
  2. Fully accomplished and duly signed visa application form.
  3. Copy of round-trip or onward airline ticket.
  4. Documentation providing details on the purpose of travel to Mauritania: Letter of invitation from government, enterprises or associations that can be referred to by Mauritanian authorities.
  5. Evidence of sufficient funds. This must be equivalent to less than CAD1,500 per month.
  6. Recent passport-size photograph.
  7. Prepaid self-addressed return envelope.
  8. Visa processing fee, non-refundable.

Visa Processing Fee:

  • Transit visa: US$75
  • Visa valid for 3 months: US$100
  • Visa valid for 3 to 6 months: US$150

Canadians who wish to obtain more information about immigration requirements for Mauritania may contact:

Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the United Nations

116 East 38th Street
New York, NY
Telephone: (212) 252-0113 / 0141
Fax: (212) 252-0175

Consular Offices


16508-100 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5X 2E4
Telephone: (780) 457-1541
Fax: (780) 457-0846


2020 University
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A5
Telephone: (514) 303-8848
Fax: (514) 303-8825

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