The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Nouakchott offers various services related to passports.
Appointments for passport services are available on Wednesdays. Please click here to access the appointment system.
For more information, please click on the specific passport service you require.
Renew a Passport
- Passport Renewal
PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 16
- Completed DS-11 form (PDF 100 KB)
- Proof of child’s U.S. citizenship (i.e. current U.S. passport or CRBA)
- Child’s original birth certificate or CRBA
- Minor must appear in person
- Both parents must appear in person
- Proof of identity of parents
- Signature of both parents in front of Consular Officer
- 1 passport photo
- $115 fee or equivalent in Ouguiya
- If there is only one parent, he/she must present documentation showing that he/she has full custody of the child. If there are two parents but one is unable to be present, the non-applying parent must complete and notarize a DS-3053 form and submit a copy of the front and back side of his/her identification.
(A notarized DS-3053 (PDF 41.2 KB) is only valid for a period of 3 months)
- If the child’s current appearance is significantly different from the one in the previous passport (i.e. baby photograph), the parents are requested to present additional photographs showing the child’s age progression.
Passport renewal for adults:
- Fill out the DS-82 Form (PDF 81.2 KB)
- Schedule an appointment
- Pay the fees: $110 or equivalent in ouguiyas
Apply for a Passport
First time passport application for children.
Before applying for a first passport for a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen, an application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) needs to be applied for.
To apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, applicants need:
- Child’s local birth certificate
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship of parent(s)
- Parents’ marriage certificate (if born in wedlock)
- Divorce decree or Death certificate (if parent was previously married)
- Evidence of citizen parent’s physical presence in the USA for at least 5 years
- Completed DS-2029 form (PDF 344 KB)
- $100 fee or equivalent in Ouguiya
- All foreign language documents must be translated into English by a competent authority.
- If child was born out of wedlock to a U.S. citizen father and a Mauritanian mother, the father must complete an affidavit of parentage, physical presence and support (DS-5507 form PDF 280 KB).
Lost or Stolen Passport
THIRD PARTY ATTENDANCE AT PASSPORT AND CRBA APPOINTMENT INTERVIEWS
Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):
Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor). Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor
applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance. It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance. Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions. To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question. Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.
Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the
appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.
For further information please see the U.S. Department of State’s website page on Passport Applications for U.S. citizens, or contact us using the information on the right.