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Immigrant Visas

U.S. Embassy Nouakchott does not process Immigrant Visas.

Immigrant visas for Mauritanians are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.  Please visit U.S. Embassy Dakar's site on immigrant visas for more information.

Recent legislation has led to changes in the procedures U.S. 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 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Consular officers at U.S. embassies and consulates are no longer authorized to accept I-130s, although they will continue to provide guidance to U.S. citizen petitioners and their family members. Responsibility for acceptance and approval of immigrant visa petitions rests solely with USCIS.  Please visit USCIS website for more information on filing a petition for your family member.

Please visit the Department of State’s website for immigrant visa procedures.

Immigrants to the United States 

For more information on immigrant visas, please visit the following sites:



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    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
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