Expedited Visa for
Mali

When you need to get your visa for Mali processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Mali

Mali issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Visiting Family & Friends Sightseeing
  • Family Emergencies

Mali Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mali with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Mali Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mali with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Mali

Mali issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Providing Services
  • Conference/Seminars

Mali Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mali with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Mali Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mali with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Mali

Mali issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Mali Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mali with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Mali Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mali with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Mali related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required

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About Mali

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Mali at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Mali

Malians express great pride in their ancestry. Mali is the cultural heir to the succession of ancient African empires--Ghana, Malinké, and Songhai--that occupied the West African savannah. These empires controlled Saharan trade and were in touch with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern centers of civilization.

The Ghana Empire, dominated by the Soninke or Saracolé people and centered in the area along the Malian-Mauritanian frontier, was a powerful trading state from about A.D. 700 to 1075. The Malinke Kingdom of Mali had its origins on the upper Niger River in the 11th century. Expanding rapidly in the 13th century under the leadership of Soundiata Keita, it reached its height about 1325, when it conquered Timbuktu and Gao. Thereafter, the kingdom began to decline, and by the 15th century, it controlled only a small fraction of its former domain.

The Songhai Empire expanded its power from its center in Gao during the period 1465-1530. At its peak under Askia Mohammad I, it encompassed the Hausa states as far as Kano (in present-day Nigeria) and much of the territory that had belonged to the Mali Empire in the west. It was destroyed by a Moroccan invasion in 1591. Timbuktu was a center of commerce and of the Islamic faith throughout this period, and priceless manuscripts from this epoch are still preserved in Timbuktu. The United States and other donors are making efforts to help preserve these priceless manuscripts as part of Mali's cultural heritage.


Learn more about Mali in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.