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Mali Visa

Type of Mali Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 5 to 6 days
  • Validity: 1 months
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹4,899/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders
    wishing to tour Mali
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 5 to 6 days
  • Validity:3 months
  • Entry:Multiple
  • Fees: ₹11,999/-
  • Ideal for:Indian passport holders
    attending business
    meetings, conferences
    in Mali
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Documents required for Mali Visa

  • Must have Documents for Mali Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • 2 recent photographs: colour photo with white background and matt finish(Photo Specification)
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Yellow Fever Certificate: mandatory requirement for visa application and travel to Mali
    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
      • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
      • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: sponsors need to provide the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

    • Invitation Letter: from host company stating purpose of trip, business details etc
    • Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead.
    • Registration Certificate: of Indian and Mali company

Applying for Mali Visa through us is this simple

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We verify, process and submit
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Mali Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Mali?

    Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Mali. Mali visa for Indians can be obtained at the Mali Embassy or Consulate. In order to get visa Mali from India, it is necessary to fulfil the visa requirements and submit the necessary documents. A Mali visa for Indians can be private, tourist, business and work – depending on the purpose of a visit.

  • add What is a Mali visa?

    It is a conditional approval of the request to enter Mali for the stipulated number of days.

  • add How can I apply for a Mali visa online?

    It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for Mali visa online through Akbar Travels.

    - Choose your preferred type of Mali visa based on your travel type

    - Pay online

    - Submit documents through our pick up & drop service

    - Receive your visa once approved!

  • add What is a Mali Visa?

    It is an official document of varying formats that legally allows a person to enter, leave and stay in Mali for a certain period.

  • add Do Indians require a visa to visit Mali?

    Yes. Indian passport holders wishing to tour Mali require a visa.

  • add What are the types of Mali visa for Indians?

    Tourist and Business visas are available to Indians. Tourist visas are ideal for the purpose of tourism and leisure. Business visas are mainly issued for those visiting Mali for the sole purpose of business.

  • add What is the validity of my Mali visa?

    Visitors are allowed to stay in Mali for a maximum period of 1 month.

  • add From when is my Mali visa valid?

    Your Mali visa is valid from the date it is issued. It must not be counted from the date of entry into the country.

  • add Can I extend my stay in Mali?

    Yes. Mali visas can be further extended from the Immigration Service in Bamako or at any Police Station.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for Mali visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    -why are you visiting Mali

    -how long you intend to stay in Mali

    -how will you support yourself during your time in Mali

    -what is the purpose of your visit to Mali

    -type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid

    -where do you intend to travel following your visit to Mali

    -if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Mali

  • add Can I obtain a visa while in the country?

    Mali visa for Indians is not available on arrival.

  • add Do I need to submit my passport when applying for a Mali Visa online?

    Yes. A valid passport with a minimum of two blank pages is required to be submitted in person as the Mali Visa is a stamp or a sticker duly placed on the same.

  • add What type of entry is granted for a Mali Visa?

    A single entry is granted. The visa cannot be used for multiple entries into the country.

  • add Do I need travel insurance?

    It is advisable for every visitor to purchase a health insurance plan before taking up travel. Akbar Travels can assist you with the same to cover your medical expenses, damage and loss of baggage that may occur during travel.

  • add Do I need vaccinations?

    Yes. As per the Mali Visa requirements, Yellow Fever Vaccinations are mandatory to visit Mali.

  • add What if my visa gets rejected?

    Mali visa rejection or approval is wholly a decision by the Embassy of the Republic of Mali in New Delhi. If your visa is rejected, you will not get a refund. It is therefore important to adhere to the visa rules and fulfil the Mali visa requirements correctly.

  • add What else do I need to know about the Mali tourist visa from India?

    A Mali tourist visa is an official document that allows Indian passport holders to legally enter Mali and hence, it must be kept in safe custody. Upon loss or damage, a new visa will be required.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a Mali visa for Indians?

    The easiest way to apply for a Mali visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels. Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors 4 decades. If you have questions about the Mali visa information, simply fill in a query form, and a Visa Expert will contact you.

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Simple steps to get a Mali Visa:

Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination. Read more

A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.

Here are the steps to apply for a Mali Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.

Step 2: Pay your visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your documents to the Embassy.

Step 4: Get your Visa delivered to your doorstep

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Basic Requirements to visit Mali

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Mali Visa
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Mali Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Mali

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Mali
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Mali travel guide

Mali is a small nation in the West of Africa. Totally landlocked, it shares its borders with over three different nations. Although only about a quarter of a million tourists visit this infamous country, it remains unexplored. For a fact, it is the third largest producer of gold in the world!Read more

Owing to its geography, Mali is characterised by hot and humid temperatures in the south, and the north is much hotter and drier. The best time to visit is June to September when rains are at constant making conditions for travel ideal.

French is widely spoken throughout the country due to the French Colonization in the eighteenth century. Mande and Fula are native languages which are common too. A significant per cent of the population is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. Although multilingual, very few locals understand English and language barriers could be faced to some extent. Mali is safe to travel within its capital and its neighbouring cities. It is not advisable to travel North of Segou and anywhere down south. Hire a local guide to ensure a hassle-free journey.

Book your favourite flight seat and hop on to Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Airlines, as they offer flights between cities in India and Mali consistently. For Indians, majority carriers fly this route via the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

What to see in Mali

Take a tour of Bamako, the capital of Mali, also known to be one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Visit the National Museum of Mali; though small in size, it has a beautiful of ethnographic pieces, ancient carvings and contemporary artworks. Since Mali is predominantly a Muslim country, the Grand Mosque in Bamako is the closest you can get to any local. Make sure you are appropriately dressed, especially woman who must be covered from head to toe. Built on a traditional mud-brick structure, its unique atmosphere is something not to miss out on. If you love partying, La Byblos is the place to be at with dance being a vital part of the local culture.

Visit Mount Hombori in Mali’s Mopti region. Its ancient caves and diverse flora and fauna are one of a kind. Hire a local guide and trek through this spacious plateau.

Wildlife is quite a frequent scene in the African continent. In Western Mali, Boucle du Baoulé National Park in the Kayes and Koulikoro Region is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and also a paradise for wildlife photographers. In the Kayes region, tour the Gouina falls, dubbed as the “Niagara Falls of Mali”, it will be a sin if missed!

In Gao, visit La Dune Rose, the city’s most famous tourist site. La Dune Rose is located on the right bank of River Niger. During dawn, the dunes turn pink creating a fairyland in disguise. One can also hire a pirogue (a type of boat) to drift further along the river as the dunes come alive.

The Malian cuisine heavily relies on cereal grains, millets and rice which are the staple ingredients you can find in every other dish. Street food sold in carts and small shops is as tasty as any fancy cafe and reasonable too. Fufu, Jollof rice and peanut butter sauce are popular of all.

No vacation is complete without grabbing a souvenir. Handicrafts, blankets, jewellery, clay pots, leather goods and musical instruments are sold in large quantities. Make sure to use your bargaining skills, it can save you a lot of cash.

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Mali Facts and Figures

Region:
West Africa
Time in Mali:
IST (-) 5.30 hours Read more
Capital:
Bamako
Major cities:
Bamako, Koutiala, Sikasso, Timbuktu
Area:
1.241 million km2
Population:
19.69 million
Language:
French
Currency:
West African CFA Franc (XOF)
National Holidays:
September 22nd
Main Airlines:
Mali Airways (Z8)
International Airports:
Modibo Keita International Airport (BKO), Gao International Airport (GAQ)
Best Time to Visit:
November to January
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Other Mali Visa types

Akbar Travels currently only processes Tourist and Business visas. To apply for other types of Mali visas listed below, please contact the Embassy of Mali.

1. Transit Visa

A transit visa is not needed if continuing to the next country on the same or first connecting flight. Beware that there is no transit accommodation at the airport.