How I got My Schengen Visa From Spain Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Spain embassy in Nouakchott is located in Mauritania and has been issuing record number of Spain visas. Spain is known for its culture, heritage, and beautiful cities. Spain is part of 26 Schengen member countries and tourists with Schengen visa can travel all Schengen area. Spain embassy in Nouakchott outsourced visa processing operations to  BLS International Nouakchott for accepting Schengen visa applications. Although the rules for all Schengen visa applications are similar but before applying for visa, it’s better to go through all the information related to that particular consulate. In this blog we are going to discuss that how we can apply for Schengen visa at Spain embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

      Schengen visa (2019) stats issued at Spain embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania


      ConsulateTotal Uniform visas applied forTotal Uniform visas IssuedMultiple entry uniform visas issuedTotal LTV Visas issued

      Spain embassy in Nouakchott






      Who can Apply Schengen Visa from Spain embassy in Nouakchott

      Mauritania residents who live in cities (Boutilimit, Rosso, Aleg, Akjoujt, Bababe,) are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa from Spain embassy in Nouakchott. Visitors with Mauritania Visit visas are not eligible to apply and they need to apply from their home country. Spain consulate in Nouakchott has the right to evaluate the justification provided and to receive or not the visa applications. Spain embassy in Nouakchott has now outsourced all visa processing to BLS International and they will process visa application for all Spain visas.

      Spain Embassy in Nouakchott, MauritaniaRepublic

      P.O. Box 232
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: (+222) 45252080
      Location: Spain Consulate Nouakchott on Google maps
      Timings: Monday-Friday: 08:30 am -12:30 pm

      At the Nouakchott BLS International Spain Visa Application Centre

      Al Khaima City Center
      10 Rue Mamadou Konate
      BP 5219
      Location: Mauritania BLS Visa Center on Google Maps
      Submission Time 08:30 to 14:00 hrs (Monday – Thursday) except on holidays
      Phone: +222 25 05 7372
      Email: [email protected]

      You can make appointment with BLS International visa application center, Mauritania between 8:30 am to 2:00 pm based on your available date and time. Proof of appointment is required by security at the entrance of the Embassy or visa application center. 

      Visa Application Fee Structure for Nouakchott City, Mauritania

      Application fee is collected on behalf of the Spain embassy in Mauritania

      Visa TypeFee Eur
      Tourism Visa80 Eur
      Business Visa72.55 Eur
      Medical Treatment80 Eur
      Study VisaNo fee
      Sports and Cultural Events Visa80 Eur
      Transit Visa80 Eur
      Transport Visa80 Eur


      BLS International Service Fee: 

      Visa center charges a fee of Mauritanian ouguiya MRU 630 /- per visa application in addition to the visa, fee payable by all applicants and visa categories. Passports can be delivered by courier service if visa applicants enroll into that service. This fee is non-refundable.

      Visa Application Processing time

      Spain embassy in Mauritania processes Schengen tourist and business visa applications in 15 calendar days (but may take up to 60 days). It is recommended that the applicants are requested to apply well in advance to the intended date of journey


      Schengen Visa Types issued by Spain Consulate in Nouakchott, Mauritania

      Schengen visas are issued for about 90 day or less depending the reasons for applying visa which are explained below. National visa is also issued which has the duration longer than 90 days.

      Visa Applicants can choose category depending on below reasons

      • Visiting Spain- This visa is issues for tourism/vacation purposes
      • Business Visa- This visa is issues for professional/work related purposes
      • Family visa- This visa is issues for meeting family
      • Airport transit visa- This visa is used for transit
      • Medical visa- This visa is issued for receiving medical treatments
      • Schengen cultural visa- This visa for attending events
      • Study Visa – This visa is used for training or study purpose
      • Sports visa- This visa is issued for sports person

      Can Schengen Visa be Used for Single Entry or Multiple Entry?

      Consulates offer Schengen visa depending on reasons applied for, documents submitted and the fees paid.  Below are categories applicants can get

      Single Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country only once within 90 days

      Multiple Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country any number of times within 90 days

      Can a third party submit my visa application for me?

      Personal appearance is mandatory for all visa applicants, unless you are exempt from biometric data entry. Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for a limited number of applicants, including children under the age of twelve and persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible. Heads of State and members of the national government with members of their official delegation and spouses will also be exempted, if travelling for official purposes.



      Schengen Visa Application Submission At Spain embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania

      Applying for a Spain Schengen visa is few steps process and you need to follow steps mentioned below.

      Step 1: Choose Schengen Visa Application Form

      Applying for a Spain visa, your main destination should be Spain. Depending on your reason for trip select the right Schengen visa type for traveling to Spain. Create an account with BLS if it you don’t have one. Once account is active you can fill the application online or download the visa application and fill it offline. Print the form and attach a photo. Note that these documents will be requested when submitting your visa application to the BLS International center. You can download visa application in 3 different languages

      Schengen Visa Form in English
      Schengen Visa Form in Spanish
      Schengen Visa Form in French

      Step 2: Prepare for supported documents

      Collect all required documents listed below so that you can submit along with your visa application. Below is the list of documents needed which may be needed depending on visa type.

      1. Passport size photo
      2. Schengen Visa application form
      3. Valid Passport – with at least 6 months validity having 2 blank pages
      4. Flight Bookings for the entire stay
      5. Hotel Bookings for the entire stay
      6. Proof of bank statements
      7. Cover letter
      8. Proof of Travel Insurance covering 30,000 Euros
      9. No Objection letter
      10. Income tax returns for last 3 years
      11. Employment certificate
      12. Marriage/ Birth certificate 

      Step 3: Make an appointment with the Mauritania  BLS International Visa Application center

      Go to the BLS International Mauritania website, create an account if you don’t have one and click Book Visa Interview Appointment and then fill the required fields and date of interview depending on your available time at Spanish consulate or BLS International center, Mauritania. Don’t forget to print your appointment confirmation letter, as it will be required at our reception area. You can use cancel visa appointment to cancel the visa interview.


      Step 4: Attend Schengen Visa Interview at BLS International Visa Center for Spain embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania

      Go through few important and most frequently asked question by visa officer during interview. Below is the list of frequently asked questions

      • Purpose of Your Trip?
      • Is anyone sponsoring your trip?
      • How long do you stay?
      • Do you regularly pay your income tax?
      • Can you provide your bank statement?

      To refer detailed interview questions, check out Schengen visa interview questions

      What To Do on the Date of Visa Interview

      Go to BLS International Visa application center for Spain consulate in Nouakchott, Mauritania on the date of interview atleast 30 min before your interview so that you can relax and have an overview of the location to get yourself comfortable. Ensure you got all required documents along with photocopies for your visa application. During the interview process you may be required to give biometrics data depending on consulate requirements. After the biometrics is done you need to pay the required Schengen visa fee & service fee and submit your application.

      Step 5: Track Visa Application Progress and Collect Your Passport

      You can track the progress of your application using Track Visa Petition Progress. Applicants can use the reference number issued by the Visa Application Centre along with your date of birth to access this service. Once your visa application is decided by the Consulate General of Spain, your passport will be returned to the BLS International visa application Centre or have your documents returned to you by courier (if opted for it) for an additional fee. You will be notified to collect your passport either in person or through a representative. In some cases, due to incomplete/insufficient supported documents provided, visa application can be rejected.

      What happens if Schengen Visa is refused

      Negative decisions on applications are notified to the applicant. In the refusal letter reasons on which refusal decision was taken are clearly stated. Visa applicants whose applications are refused can decide to apply again or to appeal.

      Below are some of the reasons of Schengen Visa Rejection

      • Inadequate explanation of the traveling purpose
      • No travel medical insurance covering trip
      • Invalid passport or Passport expiring in 2 months
      • Lack of financial proof to support trip cost
      • Did not provide proof of accommodation
      • Missing documents

      If your Schengen Visa is rejected for some reason then you can re-apply Schengen Visa by following the article Help With Schengen Visa Rejection

      Sum Up:

      Applying for tourist visa at Spain embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania is really simple and you need to work with BLS International to submit your application by following this article. Hopefully your visa will be approved and you can enjoy your trip with family, friends & others. Holders of a new Schengen visa, or of a Schengen visa still valid, therefore, are not automatically allowed to enter Spain and Schengen territory and must comply with the travel restrictions in force at Schengen level and at the level of the country of first entry into the Schengen area because of Covid pandemic. It is indeed the responsibility of each traveler to check the travel restrictions in place before departure