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Mali Visa Types

As an eligible applicant for an electronic visa, you can get one for several purposes for tourism, business, transit, or even family visits. Application access is available on VisaHQ, and we have all the updated information for you so you can make an informed choice on the visa that will suit your needs. Find below the information for each visa type.

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A visa is required for this destination.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

The Embassy of Mali is closed every Wednesday.

Select the type of Mali Tourist visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Official invitation or approval. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of Mali, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in the country of destination explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    Mali Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidity
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Processing
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    5-8 business days
    Embassy fee:$0.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$209.00
    $209.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    5-8 business days
    Embassy fee:$160.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$259.00
    $259.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    5-8 business days
    Embassy fee:$185.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$284.00
    $284.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3-5 business days
    Embassy fee:$170.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$309.00
    $309.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3-5 business days
    Embassy fee:$205.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$344.00
    $344.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    1-3 business days
    Embassy fee:$210.00
    Service fee:$159.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$369.00
    $369.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    1-3 business days
    Embassy fee:$235.00
    Service fee:$179.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$414.00
    $414.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    5-8 business days
    Embassy fee:$185.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$484.00
    $484.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3-5 business days
    Embassy fee:$205.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$504.00
    $504.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 5 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    1-3 business days
    Embassy fee:$235.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$534.00
    $534.00
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    Mali Visa Policy

    According to the current visa policy of Mali, all visitors coming to the country must apply for a visa in advance at any of their foreign missions, on arrival or online, before they arrive in the country. The only exception is those who come from visa-exempt countries; therefore, they don't need visas for entry.

    Mali has a visa exemption list for countries whose nationals don't need visas, and it is dominated by fellow West African countries that are members of the Economic Community of West African States. ECOWAS citizens can visit Mali visa-free for noncommercial purposes for 90 days without visas, the same way Malians can visit other member states visa-free for the same period. A few other non-West African countries complete the list.

    Furthermore, holders of service and diplomatic passports from Cuba, China, Brazil, Russia, and a few other countries also enjoy 90 days of visa-free access. In comparison, other nationalities who hold these passports can stay in Mali visa-free for 90 days. The list of visa-free passports keeps changing as new diplomatic alliances are made, so it is always dynamic.

    Mali Visa On Arrival

    The visa on arrival is an option for visitors who don't qualify for visa-free entry. Only a few countries, including Rwanda and Kenya, can have their citizens receive visas once they arrive in Mali. Once the visitor arrives at any of the ports of entry, their passports and other documents are examined and stamped with a sticker visa attached to the passport. This visa allows them to stay in the country for 30-90 days.

    Note: Syrian passport holders are not allowed to enter Mali as transit passengers even if they remain onboard throughout the time the plane is in Malian jurisdiction.

    Mali e Visa

    Mail's online or electronic visa is a short-term visa for temporary visits. This visa is designed for tourists, business visitors, and transit passengers. Visitors who are ineligible for visa-free entry may visit an online platform like VisaHQ to apply for this electronic visa. It allows the holder to stay in the country for a period of 90 days, and it becomes as active from the moment the visitor sets foot in any part of Mali.

    E visas were introduced to reduce the pressure on Malian foreign missions and to hasten the visa facilitation process. If you plan to stay in Mali for a longer period, get a consular visa from the embassy instead.

    Key Information About Mail e Visa and Travel Information and Tips

    Apply At The Right Time: When applying for an e-visa, always apply for it early enough and only when outside Mali. This e-visa is processed within 72 hours after the government receives your online application, but there may be delays by a few days. That is why applying for it at least a week before your planned trip is only fair. Also, remember that the visa must be released to you before your arrival.

    Be Security Conscious: Mali has had a prolonged conflict with terrorist groups that infiltrated the country from up north, but the government has brought the situation under control in recent times. Despite the new development, you should always be careful when outdoors. Avoid regions known for previous terrorist activities and stay away from crowded places as much as possible. Also, ensure that you stay in the middle of city centers with a strong presence of military and para-military forces.

    Never Overstay: As a visitor, do not overstay your welcome in the country. Plan your itinerary properly and leave before your visa expires. Holders of e-visas can only stay in Mali for up to 90 days.

    Not For Work: As we pointed out in a previous section, this visa doesn't qualify you to hold employment as an expatriate. If you must work, apply for a work visa. E visas are for noncommercial endeavors, and they are temporary.

    Use Approved Routes: Only travel in and out of Mail through approved routes for your safety. Approved routes are known to have a strong law enforcement presence, such as airports and legal border crossings. Please plan your trip accordingly.

    Passport And Validity: The validity of your e-visa and passport are linked. Once your passport expires, the visa also expires, even if it has a few more days or weeks to expire. Applicants are advised to apply with passports with at least 6 months of validity. They must also travel with the same one they used in applying for the visa.

    Visa Extension: Extension of visas is possible, but one has to visit the office of the immigration department in the city they reside in. The number of extra days or weeks given will be at the discretion of the immigration officer in charge.

    Mali e-Visa Online – Get your Mali e-Visa with VisaHQ

    Are you planning to visit Mali anytime soon for a short while? You may need to apply for a visa if your passport doesn't grant you visa-free entry into the country. Mali has an online visa program for selected nationalities who wish to visit for business or pleasure, and the visa is relatively easy to obtain.

    How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ 

    If you want to apply for an online visa with VisaHQ, here are the steps.

    Fill out the Form: The application form on the main page must be correctly filled out. Avoid errors and only input valid information as they appear in your passport. You must also provide itinerary information too.

    Upload documents: You must also upload your documents and other relevant documents required for the visa you are applying for. Remember that they must all be valid.

    Pay fee: Pay the application fee with your bank card. Valid credit or debit cards are accepted.

    Get your visa: After submitting the e-visa application form, wait 72 hours or less to get the visa in your email.

    Why Use VisaHQ?

    You should make VisaHQ your trusted platform for all online visa applications, not just for Mali but any other country you wish to visit. We have been in business for more than two decades providing advisory services and facilitating visa applications on behalf of our clients, and we are proud of our track record.

    When you apply with VisaHQ, you get

    • First-class customer service
    • User-friendly platform
    • Stress-free application process
    • Track your application status online
    • Protect your sensitive information with our advanced data protection software
    • Apply for multiple visas at once
    • Save your data for future use

    We make online visa applications a stress-free experience, which is why many have come to trust us, and you should too. Visit our page now to get started.

    Mali COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      Flights to Mali have resumed, while and domestic restrictions are still in place.
      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if you need visa and apply.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      🏠Self-Quarantine: Anyone arriving to Mali without test results, or that is showing symptoms, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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