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Arriving in the U.S.

Welcome to the United States

Visitors usually arrive at one of many international airports in the United States. Immigration Officers will review your passport, visa, and I-94 arrival and departure card to verify you can be admitted to the U.S. The Immigration Officer will capture your photo and your fingerprints just like during the visa interview process. If you are approved, you will be directed to the baggage and customs inspection areas to collect your luggage. 

After you collect your luggage and are cleared through passport and visa inspection, you must clear any goods that you brought with you through the customs inspection area. 

When you are ready to depart the U.S., you should plan additional time into your departure for airline check-in and security screening. For up-to-date information on prohibited items, personal preparation for screening and the screening process.

For detailed information on arriving in the U.S., please visit the following websites:


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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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