The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania remains open for business. However, due to staffing shortages (personnel transitions), nonimmigrant visa operations will be significantly reduced for the foreseeable future. During that period, the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal will accept appointments for any nonimmigrant visa applicant from Mauritania. Those interested in this option should visit this website for instructions on how to apply for a visa at the U.S Embassy in Dakar. Additionally, Mauritanian nationals may apply for visas at any U.S. consular section around the world. We will announce when the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott resumes regular nonimmigrant visa services.