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Mauretanian visa in Casa

I haven't followed the Atlantic route topics for 2 years so forgive me if U find my questions a bit outdated although I tried to browse the forum beforehand. Last I remember it was Impossible to obtain Mauri visa neither in Paris, Madrid, nor Rabat without return air ticket & we were made to stay in Morocco. Is it so easy to get it nowadays in Casa? what are the formailities & costs? I'm a polish passaport holder, does it make any difference to the Mauris? I'll be travelling after the 1th of May so actually with a a EU pass.
Is my dream of hitching from Tidjikja to Oualata via tichit feasible in mid May?any tourist there @ that time (everelse?)
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It was very easy to get Mauri visas in Casa. Show up at 9am and pick up at noon. No forwarding ticket required.

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"It was very easy to get Mauri visas in Casa. Show up at 9am and pick up at noon. No forwarding ticket required".

Thnx for an instant reply :-).
When did U apply for it?
How much was it ?Really 10 Euros?
Any tips other tips?(how to get to the embassy, what topic should I avoid while talking to them (I had to talk to consul himself last time). If U feel like I'm not bothering you to death, drop any hints on traveling in Mauretaina either to the forum or mail me,please
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here in madrid you can obtain the visa without problems but it cost 54E, by what i´ve read it seems to be cheaper in casablanca

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here in madrid you can obtain the visa without problems but it cost 54E, by what i´ve read it seems to be cheaper in casablanca
Hola hombre......What,where & when did U read about mauri visa? as to my knowledge it costs 20 EU in Casa & ~45 at the border.

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I had to go through the process at Casablanca twice, it was 10 Euros/100 Dirhams before Christmas, then went up to 20 Euros/200 Dirams. No interview, just fill out a form, two photos, photocopies of the information pages of your passport (theres a photocopy booth down the road), and wait. One possible problem is that they dont give you more than a month from the date of issue. Since we where cycling down we did have to chat with the consul to give us more time than that.

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.... Since we where cycling down we did have to chat with the consul to give us more time than that.
Thanx Tom
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