Mauritania - Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Africa HR Solutions provides PEO services (Professional Employer Organization) for organizations that want to hire expats and local nationals in Mauritania. We enable you to run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Mauritania. Your workforce is hired according to local labor laws. 


As an African PEO expert, Africa HR Solutions manages employment contract best practices and guarantees 100% compliance for your workers in Mauritania.

What should expats know about working in Mauritania?

Mauritania culture

Islam is the official religion in Mauritania. Despite the ethnicity and cultural differences among Mauritanians, they all have a common Muslim attachment to the Malekite sect. However, as the Islam religion is of a major influence in the country and visitors and expats should respect the local social customs and cultures imposed in the country. Dress for women should be uncompromisingly modest.

Granting Visas and work permits

Visitors, contractors or permanent employees from Côte D’Ivoire, Gambia, Libya, Mali, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia shall need to apply for a Mauritanian French embassy or consulate in their home and host country. In cases where there is no diplomatic representation available, the French embassy can issue visas 4 visas only.

Necessary documentations in Mauritania

A letter of motivation or proofs of sponsorships

International certificates and vaccinations

Passport to be valid for at least 6 months

For official missions, an official letter must be presented

Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO)

Africa HR Solutions is the Leading African Employment Expert with extensive experiences in Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO) services. Providing full outsourced services to our clients. Behind the scenes of any big companies, an HR team will work to deliver the best policies and procedures to create a real structured framework.

Payroll Outsourcing in Mauritania

Major Imports

Petroleum Products

Machinery & Equipment

Consumer Goods


Major Exports

Iron Ore



Trading Partners





Gross Domestic Products (GDP)

$15. 5 billion

4% growth

4% 5-year annual growth

$4,288 per capita

Unemployment Rate: 31.0%

Global Ranking in Economy Progress 2016: 128th


Nouakchott is the capital city of Mauritania. An intriguing town with traditional tourists’ attractions and friendly atmospheres. The fish market makes the pride of Mauritanians, being a star attraction in the city. Expats and tourists shall surely be attracted by the frantic markets and the seafood restaurants.


Mauritanian ouguiya


The official language in Mauritania is Arabic but French and English are also widely spoken and understood among locals.


Mauritania is sharply divided between a traditional agricultural country whose economy depends mainly on natural resources. Half of the county’s labour largely depend on agriculture, livestock and offshore oil reserves which are also known as being one of important assets of the country. Identified as one of the main assets, the country is also rich in minerals, especially iron and ore.

Interesting Fact about Mauritania

Mauritania’s tallest mountain, the 915-meter-tall Mount Ijill, is made almost entirely of hematite (iron ore).

Here at Africa HR, We Offer A Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO) Facility.

We provide businesses with wide range of human resources services which includes:

Human Resources Management

Salary Surveys

Payroll Administration and processing

Immigration Solutions

Recruiting and Outplacement support

Government Compliance