The British Embassy in Nouakchott maintains and develops relations between the UK and Mauritania.

Find out more on our UK and Mauritania news page. You can also access UK government services while in Mauritania.

There is no consular office in British Embassy Nouakchott. For consular assistance to UK nationals living in and visiting Mauritania, contact British Embassy in Rabat.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Mauritania, see our Mauritania travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Mauritania and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +212 (0) 537 633 333. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Mauritania, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document.

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen.

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

The British Embassy in Rabat may be able to offer notarial services, including making a certified copy of a document such as a passport, witnessing a signature and issuing other official documents. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some consular services. See the full list of consular fees in Morocco.

Development work in Mauritania

Find out more in the profile for Sahel.

Our people

Simon Boyden

British Ambassador to Mauritania

Contact us

British Embassy Nouakchott

British Embassy
Rue 42-163, B.P. 213, Tevragh Zeina

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