In Mauritania, there aren't any specific restrictions imposed on conducting background checks, whether performed directly by employers or on their behalf by third parties. However, if an employer opts to initiate a pre-employment background assessment, they must ensure that it aligns with the Mauritanian data privacy laws. It's noteworthy that these data privacy laws were established in the year 2017. Employers need to be cautious and adhere to these regulations to maintain compliance and safeguard an individual's private information.

Zinc's background check turnaround times

Please note these background check turnaround times are averages for the country. Actual check times may vary and depend on a number of factors including the resident country's process time as well as the candidate's document submission speed.
Financial (mins)
20
Criminal (days)
10
Media (mins)
14
Reference (days)
2
identity (mins)
140
Education (days)
12.57
Address (days)
2
Sanctions (mins)
25

Right-to-work rules

Rules apply for citizens as well as non-citizens working in the country
National ID Accepted?
Yes
Passport
Yes
Other passport accepted?
No
Any other routes (any type of citizen)

N/A

Body name
Ministry of the Interior and Decentrilization
Foreign Citizens

N/A

Natural citizens: Alternative routes

N/A

Background check summary

No items found.
Country details
Birthrate
40.99
Population
4,649,658
capital
Nouakchott
GDP ($/capita)
1800
TLD
.mr
developed/developing
Developing
Currency
Ouguiya
Net migration
0
Literacy(%)
41.7

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