Chinese Embassy in Mauritania

Ambassador: Mr. Li Baijun
Address: N°33 bis, ilot k Extention Secteur 1, Tevragh Zeina, Nouakchott, Mauritania (P. O. Box 257)
Tel: +222-5252070 (duty phone), +222-6586502 (Counselor's mobile phone)
Fax: +222-5252462

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Mauritania

Tel: 222-48443946, 9:00-11:30, 13:30-17:00 on working days
Office hours: 09:00 - 11:30 from Monday to Thursday


Visa Application 

China visa is a must for nationals of Mauritania holding ordinary passport who plan a trip to China. But they are exempted from visa application to Hong Kong if staying for no more than 14 days.

Visa Fees

Visa Categories Citizens of Mauritania Citizens of Other Countries
Single-Entry MRU 2,900 USD 40
Double-Entry MRU 4,200 USD 60
Multi-Entry Valid for Half Year MRU 5,500 USD 80
Multi-Entry Valid for One Year MRU 8,500 USD 120

1. Effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024. 
2. The payment should be made by cash.

Brief Intro

Mauritania is located in the northern African, facing the Atlantic Ocean to the west. With 3/5 of its territory is made up of desert and semi-desert, it is characterized by tropical continental climate: high temperature and lack of rainfall. May to October is the rainy season. The annual average temperature is below 28℃ (about 82℉) in western coastal area and no above 30℃ (86℉) in the east.
Neighboring countries: Algeria, Mali, Senegal
Land Area: about 1,030,000 square kilometers (397,685 square miles)
Capital: Nouakchott    
Time: It is the same as GMT and 8 hours later than Beijing Time. 
Official Language: Arabic
Major Religions: Islam
Currency: khoum, ouguiya

New Year's Day (January 1), Islamic New Year, Labor Day (May 1), African Liberation Day (May 25), Birth and Ascension of Muhammad, Independence Day (November 28), Corban Festival

 Working Hours:
08:00-16:00 from Sunday to Thursday (have a rest on Friday and Saturday)
Notes: Banks, shops and some large companies are still open in Saturday.

 Notices for Chinese Going to Mauritania  
1. Apply for a Mauritanian visa, you should provide valid passport, two copies of application form, 2 pieces of passport photos and invitation from Mauritanian entities. Usually you will get a single entry visa with a validity of 3 months. Transit visa allow you to stay for 3 days and some certain fare should be paid.  
2. The full name of the country needs to be written: the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
3. Following documents should be shown to the custom: valid passport and visa, disembarkation card, International certificate of Vaccination and declaration of the amount of cash.
4. You are allowed to take within US$3,000 while leaving the country. 

 Please contact Embassy of Mauritania in China if Mauritanian nationals have troubles there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique

- Last updated on Feb. 26, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Mauritania
Asked by Elijah G. Gaye from LIBERIA | Mar. 03, 2016 02:32Reply
Hey! Am Liberian refuge in Mauritania, I need China visa to go buy some goods
and send it to my country. What are the requirements to get it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Katherine from SWEDEN | Mar. 03, 2016 21:13

If you have a supplier in PRC, you can ask him/her to issue an invitation letter to you. You can apply for a business M type. The required documents include your passport and copy of its data page, the application form affixed with a bareheaded photo taken recently, your valid entry permit to Mauritania, the invitation letter from your supplier, as well as bank statement.

If you don’t have a supplier in PRC, you can apply for a tourist L type and provide those documents containing the passport and its copy, the application and a passport-style photo, bank statement, round trip air tickets and hotel booking record, as well as an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese agency.

After that, submit the application to the embassy of PRC to apply for it.
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