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Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Mali

Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Mali

Mali visas can be valid for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months with single and multiple entries. Depending on your purpose, planned duration of the stay in Mali, and the number of entries to the country, you should apply for the proper visa type.

Mali Tourist Visa

Mali Tourist Visa

Mali Tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Mali for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for a Mali Tourist visa in order to realize your tourist activities.

 

Required Documents for Mali Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Two completed application forms
  • It must be signed by the applicant

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be glued on the application forms

3. Passport and the Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months after you leave Mali

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statements
  • Sufficient funds in cash or credit card
  • Travelers' cheque
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Other proofs

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip flight ticket reservation
  • Hotel reservation or
  • Invitation letter from the host in Mali
    • Name and address of the host in Mali

7. International Vaccination Certificate

  • Certificate of yellow fever certification

8. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Permit letter by parents/guardians if minor is traveling alone or permit letter by one of the guardians/parents in case of minor is traveling with one of them.

*Additional documents may be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mali Tourist Visa

The average processing time for a Mali Tourist Visa is 3-15 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mali Tourist Visa Fee

SINGLE ENTRY

Visa Fee

Single entry (1-month validity visa)

60-260 USD

MULTIPLE ENTRIES

 

Multiple entries (3 months validity visa)

85-300 USD

Multiple entries (6 months validity visa)

110-355 USD

Multiple entries (12 months validity visa)

155-400 USD

 

Where to Apply for Mali Tourist Visa?

You will apply for a Mali Tourist Visa in Mali visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Mali Business Visa

Mali Business Visa

Mali Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Mali and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

 

Required Documents for Mali Business Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Two completed application forms
  • It must be signed by the applicant

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be glued on the application forms

3. Passport and the Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months after you leave Mali

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statements
  • Sufficient funds in cash or credit card
  • Travelers' cheque
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Other proofs

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip flight ticket reservation
  • Hotel reservation with address and phone number, or
  • Invitation letter from the host in Mali
    • Name and address of the host in Mali

7. Proof of the Purpose of the Visit

  • Declaration from the company which arranges the business trip (2 copies)
    • It must be signed by the company representative
  • Invitation letter from the company in Mali
    • It must be signed and legalized
  • Certificate of the company
  • Guarantee letter from the company in Mali

8. International Vaccination Certificate

  • Certificate of yellow fever certification

*Additional documents may be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mali Business Visa

The average processing time for a Mali Business Visa is 3-15 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mali Business Visa Fee

SINGLE ENTRY

 

Single entry (1-month validity visa)

60-260 USD

MULTIPLE ENTRIES

 

Multiple entries (3 months validity visa)

85-300 USD

Multiple entries (6 months validity visa)

110-355 USD

Multiple entries (12 months validity visa)

155-400 USD

 

Where to Apply for Mali Business Visa?

You will apply for a Mali Business Visa in Mali visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Mali Diplomatic Visa

Mali Diplomatic Visa

Mali Diplomatic Visa applies to the head of states, diplomats, government top officials (their families) to realize diplomatic activities.

 

Required Documents for Mali Diplomatic Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Two completed application forms
  • It must be signed by the applicant

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be glued on the application forms

3. Passport and the Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months after you leave Mali

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statements
  • Sufficient funds in cash or credit card
  • Travelers' cheque
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Other proofs

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip flight ticket reservation
  • Hotel reservation with address and phone number, or
  • Invitation letter from the host in Mali
    • Name and address of the host in Mali

7. Proof of the Purpose of the Visit

  • Note Verbale or Mission letter
    • Note Verbale issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

8. International Vaccination Certificate

  • Certificate of yellow fever certification

*Additional documents may be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mali Diplomatic Visa

The average processing time for a Mali Diplomatic Visa is 3-15 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mali Diplomatic Visa Fee

Mali Diplomatic Visa issued is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Mali Diplomatic Visa?

You will apply for a Mali Diplomatic Visa in Mali visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Mali Transit Visa

Mali Transit Visa

This visa applies to foreigners who wish to enter Mali for an onward destination outside the country. Mali Transit visa is valid for 24 hours. 

 

Required Documents for Mali Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Two completed application forms
  • It must be signed by the applicant

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be glued on the application forms

3. Passport and the Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months after you leave Mali

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statements
  • Sufficient funds in cash or credit card
  • Travelers' cheque
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Other proofs

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of onward flight ticket reservation
  • Hotel reservation with address and phone number (if any) or
  • Invitation letter from the host in Mali (if any)
    • Name and address of the host in Mali

7. Proof of the Purpose of the Visit

  • Visa for the destination country (if any)
  • If the applicant doesn’t need a visa for the destination country:
    • Documents confirming the purpose of the visit
    • Hotel reservation
    • Invitation letter

8. International Vaccination Certificate

  • Certificate of yellow fever certification

*Additional documents may be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mali Transit Visa

The average processing time for a Mali Transit Visa is 3-15 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mali Transit Visa Fee

You can find the visa fee for each visa type below.

SINGLE ENTRY

 

Single entry (1-month validity visa)

60-260 USD

MULTIPLE ENTRIES

 

Multiple entries (3 months validity visa)

85-300 USD

Multiple entries (6 months validity visa)

110-355 USD

Multiple entries (12 months validity visa)

155-400 USD

 

Where to Apply for Mali Transit Visa?

You will apply for a Mali Transit Visa in Mali visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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In which cases my visa application cannot be accepted?

Any incomplete, incorrectly complete visa application will not be accepted to be processed.

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Mali. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Mali?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Mali, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Mali must be plausible and comprehensible
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after you leave Mali
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Mali before the duration of the visa expires
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order
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What is the local currency in Mali?

West African CFA Franc is the local currency in Mali. 100 USD equals approximately 54,492 West African CFA Franc.

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When is the best time to apply for a Mali visa?

The best time to apply for a Mali visa is 1-2 months before the intended travel date.

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What is the required validity of a passport to apply for a Mali visa?

The required validity of the passport is 6 months after you leave Mali.

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Can I get a Mali visa on arrival?

Mali visa on arrival is valid only for Kenya and Rwanda.

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As a Syrian citizen where can I get a Mali visa in Syria?

Citizens of Syria are banned from entering Mali.

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Is obtaining yellow fever vaccination mandatory?

Yes. The applicants who wish to travel to Mali need to get a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

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Can the Embassy/Consulate request me to provide additional documents or information?

The embassy may request you to provide additional documents or information, according to your personal situation, even after you have submitted all the required documents mentioned on the official website of the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Application Center.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Administrative Center in person?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations.  In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

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