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Visa to Mali

Mali is a sought-after tourist destination with picturesque landscapes. When planning a trip to this country, it is necessary to apply for a visa to enter Mali.

Mali visa is a document that allows a foreigner to enter the country and stay in its territory for a certain period of time for a specified purpose of travel. You can apply for a visa online or by mail. In person at the embassy or consulate of Mali in your country. It is necessary to make an appointment in advance and have with you all the required documents or through visa centers. They provide services to complete and submit the documents on your behalf. There are many types of visas for different purposes of stay: tourism, business, work. The type of visa you choose depends on your planned activities in Mali. To apply, you need to fill out an application form and provide supporting documents. The list of documents depends on the category of visa requested. The application procedure can be complicated, so it is important to carefully study the instructions and prepare the entire package of papers. After submitting the documents, the Mali authorities review the application and make a decision. The visa processing time varies depending on the type of visa. If the decision is positive, a visa is issued with information about the purpose of travel, terms of stay and necessary conditions. Please note that you must have a valid visa to enter Mali. Without it, entry to the country will be prohibited.

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Under the visa-free regime, nationals of the following countries can visit Mali without a visa:

Algeria (stay up to 3 months)
Burkina Faso
Cameroon (IATA list only)
Cape Verde
Chad (stay up to 3 months)
Côte d'Ivoire
Indonesia (stay up to 30 days)
Macao (stay up to 3 months)
Mauritania (stay up to 3 months)
Morocco (stay up to 3 months)
Sierra Leone
Tunisia (stay up to 3 months)
UAE (stay up to 3 months) (IATA list only)

Certain categories of citizens may enter Mali without a visa if certain conditions are met:

  • Holders of service and diplomatic passports of the following countries do not require a visa for a short stay in Mali of up to 90 days: Brazil, China, Cuba, Russia, Rwanda.
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports of any country do not need a visa to stay in Mali for 30 days.
  • Chinese nationals holding a public relations passport are allowed visa-free entry to Mali for up to 90 days.

Visa on arrival

Citizens of some countries, notably Rwanda and Kenya, may apply for a visa on arrival in Mali if they are not eligible for visa-free entry. When crossing the border at the point of entry into Mali, the foreigner's documents are checked and a visa sticker is affixed to the passport, authorizing a stay of 30 to 90 days.

Important: Syrian nationals are not allowed to transit through Mali, even if they do not leave the aircraft while in Mali's jurisdiction.

Types of Malian visas


For sightseeing and recreation in Mali. Period of up to 30 days.


For business purposes - meetings, conferences, negotiations. Issued for up to 90 days.


To travel through airports in Mali to another country. Valid for 5 days.


To study in educational institutions in Mali. For the entire period of study.


For official employment in Mali. Issued for up to 1 year.


To volunteer in humanitarian, environmental and other projects. Up to 1 year.


To work in Mali as a journalist. Term of up to 3 months.


For employees of embassies and consulates. Issued for up to 3 years.

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Depending on the number of entries allowed, Mali visas are single entry, double entry and multiple entry.

A single-entry visa authorizes one entry into Mali with subsequent exit before the expiration of the visa.

A double-entry visa authorizes two trips to Mali during the validity period of the visa.

A multiple-entry visa allows its holder to enter Mali more than once during the validity period of the visa. There is no limit to the number of entries allowed.

Multiple entry visas are usually issued for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months. This type is recommended for those who frequently visit Mali for work or study.

Single-entry and double-entry visas usually have a shorter validity period of up to 30 days. They are suitable for one-off tourist and business trips.

To apply for a visa to Mali, you will need the following mandatory documents:

Valid passport

valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of departure from Mali

Photos in passport format

as required by the Malian embassy

Vaccination certificate

against yellow fever




visa application form

Confirmation of sufficient financial resources

(bank statement or cash).

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Mali visa processing time and validity period:

Mali visa processing time
  • The processing time of a visa application in Mali is 7 to 10 working days.
  • The embassy may extend the processing time if additional documents are required.
  • The applicant will be notified about the change of timeframe by e-mail or SMS.
Validity period of the Malian visa
  • The validity of the visa issued depends on the type of visa.
  • Information on the validity of a particular visa is provided by the Mali Embassy after its issuance.

As an accredited visa agency, we offer a full range of services for visa processing in Mali: free consultations on types of visas, required documents and optimal processing time; assistance in filling out the online application form on the embassy's website with verification of the correctness of all data; interaction with government agencies to speed up the visa processing; delivery of ready visas by e-mail or registered letter without the need for a personal visit to the office; support at all stages of obtaining a visa. If you contact us, you will receive quality service, time saving, flexible payment terms and individual approach. Our team of professionals will assist you at all stages of visa application to Mali.

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