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Mauritania visa in Brussels?

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Have done a bit of searching on the HUBB but can't find the answer. A while ago I read you can some sort of "visa agency" to arrange a Mauritania visa for you in Brussels, Belgium. I can't find their details anywhere though.

I've read you can get it in Rabat, Moroc, but don't have the time to possibly wait around for weekends/Fridays/public holidays to end in order to get it. Paying a bit more to get it in advance is the better option for me.

Thanks for any leads on where to find this agency.
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Hi,

I got one last Dec in Brussels. done in a day, and I was back in the UK.

what do you need to know?

EDIT: ah, you want an agency to do it rather than go yourself. sorry, mis-read it. if you do choose to go there's an 'africa' museum over there you can go and visit while you wait.

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I used these guys for a Mali visa once, a good service:

Travcour- TRAVCOUR (UK) Ltd

they do RIM as well.
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I used these guys for a Mali visa once, a good service:

Travcour- TRAVCOUR (UK) Ltd

they do RIM as well.

Hi Dougie
Thanks for the link. £168 for a RIM visa via Travcour! Not nice... They want a vehicle carnet and guarantee letter, which is all bollox anyway.

Anybody else have any suggestions?
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when I went over I got a £22 return ticket on euro-tunnel (midnight-4am crossing is cheapest). over in 35 mins, in brussels a couple of hours later in time for breakfast.
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These guys are reasonably priced and once offered the service, but last time I asked they said the embassy was refusing Brit applications by proxy. Maybe a temporary hitch. You could always get your visa on arrival or enroute.
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Visum just told me that they cannot apply for Mauritania visas for UK nationals in Brussel (although they can do Mali visas); they would have to hand your passport to ActionVisas in Paris.

I don't know whether or not visas can be obtained in person at the Mauritanian consulate in Brussels. However, it sounds like the consulate in Paris is now an option again.
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Any Updates on Visas..??
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This is an old thread. Plenty of more recent posts on here about getting it in Casa, which is what most do. Or see Sahara Overland ~ Mauritania visa

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Any Updates on Visas..??
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As a Brit your options are:

1. Apply face-to-face in Rabat (here) - the easiest and fastest method
2. Apply face-to-face in Brussels or Paris - but ring them first before attempting this and allow for 2-3 days wait.
3. Apply by post via a visa agency in France or Belgium. (The Brussels consulate now accepts proxy applications and I assume also Paris.)

Note that when applying in advance in Europe they will ask for air tickets and invitations and the process can be problematic. Arranging a visa when arriving by road (or by air in NKT or Atar) has been an option in the past, but this is no longer possible. No exceptions.

To summarise: get it in Rabat if you can.

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