American Embassy Nouakchott is a Non-Immigrant post. We do not process Immigrant Visas.
Immigrant visas for residents of Mauritania are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.
Recent legislation has led to changes in the procedures American citizens resident abroad will follow if they wish to sponsor an immediate relative (spouse, parent or minor child) for an immigrant visa. The immediate relative petition (I-130) must be filed with the USCIS office responsible for the petitioner's place of residence (that is, the place of residence of the American citizen who is filing the petition). Consular offices at U.S. embassies and consulates are no longer authorized to accept I-130s, although they will continue to provide guidance to American citizen petitioners and their family members. Responsibility for acceptance and approval of immigrant visa petitions rests solely with USCIS. American citizens should submit their I-130 at the CIS office responsible for their place of residence.
Please visit the Department of State’s website for immigrant visa procedures.
For more information on immigrant visas, please visit the following sites:
U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania
Street Address: 288, rue 42-100, (rue Abdallaye)
Mailing Address: BP 222, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Phone : (222) 4525-2660 or 2663, ext. 4551
Fax : (222) 4525-1592
Questions: please contact us at ConsularNKC@state.gov.