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Mali Visa Requirements for Nigeria Passport Holders

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Nigerians planning to visit Mali do not require a visa to do so. Instead, Nigerian citizens who wish to visit the Maldives need to have a passport that has been valid for at least six months and has sufficient blank pages for stamps to get access to Mali.

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Mali, often known as the Republic of Mali, is a country located in West Africa that is surrounded by land. With an area that extends farther than 1,240 000 square kilometers, Mali is the ninth largest country in all of Africa. Major tourist destinations in Mali include the renowned city of Timbuktu, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Bandiagara escarpment, which is known for its breathtaking landscapes and centuries-old village architecture, is another one of Mali’s major tourist attractions. As a result, if you are looking for a better area to spend your summer holidays or your part-time leave, Mali presents itself as an inviting country to do so.

Types of visa to Mali

The two most common categories of visas are business and tourist visas, both of which may be obtained with single-entry, multiple-entry, or stays of up to six months duration. The processing of the visa typically takes ten days to complete.

Other types of visas available include diplomatic visas, official visas, and missionary visas. On the other hand, these situations occur much less frequently, and the vast majority of your staff will apply for business visas. To legally work for your firm, your employees will first need to obtain a visa at the embassy or consulate that is located nearest to them to qualify for a work permit.

Business Visa Requirements

If you have plans to attend a conference or other professional event in Mali, you will need to have the following items to get entry into the nation.

Passport

The genuine and signed passport belonging to the applicant. The passport needs to have two blank visa pages facing each other.

  • Have a validity period that extends six months from the date of arrival

Photograph:

You need to give two photographs in color, similar to those used for passports, that fulfill the requirements listed below:

  • Have been taken within the past three months, and be printed on high-quality picture paper if they are photographs.
  • be captured against a background that is completely white
  • a size of 35 mm by 45 mm in dimension
  • Please present a full frontal view of your head, ensuring that your face is centered in the center and that you are showing a neutral (non-smiling) expression.
  • Neither eyeglasses nor hats are permitted, except those worn for religious purposes.
  • Your photographs must not be stapled or glued to your application, nor should they show any signs of having been attached in any other way.

Business Introduction Letter

A first-person, original letter of Invitation written by the applicant’s employer from Nigeria. This letter is required to:

  • Be written in French
  • Include the applicant’s entire name as it appears on their passport, as well as their passport number; include the applicant’s country and date of birth; include the applicant’s passport issue and expiry dates, and be printed on letterhead from the company.
  • Include the name(s) of the organization(s) that will be visited
  • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the application Include complete contact information for the party that is inviting them to visit the organization(s) to be visited
  • Indicate the reason for your trip as well as the dates of your arrival and departure.
  • Please provide details regarding the required number of entries and the required duration of the visa.
  • Be signed by the applicant’s manager or by the Human Resources department of the organization.
  • Documentation to Attest to Your Travel Plans

This must be provided as a copy of the paid flight confirmation showing onward/return travel.

Photocopy of Application Materials

  • A clear color photocopy of the applicant’s Business Introduction Letter

Tourist Travel Requirements

Passport

The genuine and signed passport belonging to the applicant. The passport needs to have two blank visa pages facing each other.

  • Have a validity period that extends six months from the date of arrival

Photograph:

You need to give two photographs in color, similar to those used for passports, that fulfill the requirements listed below:

  • Have been taken within the past three months, and be printed on high-quality picture paper if they are photographs.
  • be captured against a background that is completely white
  • a size of 35 mm by 45 mm in dimension
  • Please present a full frontal view of your head, ensuring that your face is centered in the center and that you are showing a neutral (non-smiling) expression.
  • Neither eyeglasses nor hats are permitted, except those worn for religious purposes.
  • Your photographs must not be stapled or glued to your application, nor should they show any signs of having been attached in any other way.
  • Documentation to Attest to Your Travel Plans
  • Details on travel arrangements.
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s name appears on the hotel confirmation.
  • A confirmation of the onward and return flights, as well as a copy of the flight itinerary.

Mail Covid 19 Entry Requirement

Proof that you have received a “full COVID vaccine” is required to enter Mali (i.e. usually at least two doses). If you cannot provide evidence that you have received the whole vaccine series, you will be required to submit a negative COVID test (PCR) certificate that is less than 72 hours old.

It is not recommended that you use the testing service provided by the NHS to obtain a test that will make it easier for you to travel to another country. You need to make arrangements to take a private examination.

As long as you satisfy the standards listed above, you will not be required to undergo quarantine upon arrival.

If you have a positive test while in Mali, you are required to practice self-isolation for fourteen days.

Children and Young People

The Nigerian Embassy in Bamako has been notified that travelers arriving in Mali with children younger than 5 years old do not need to present proof that they have passed a negative Covid test. Before you embark on your trip, it is highly recommended that you get the most recent instructions from your airline.

  • If you are passing through Mali the term “transitioning” refers to the process of traveling through a single country en route to another.
  • Make sure you check in with your airline before you leave.
  • The prerequisites for entering Mali cannot be waived under any circumstances.

Malian Embassy in Nigeria

Address; Plot 3257, Ibrahim Babangida Way

Maitama, Abuja. Nigeria

Telephone: (+234) 803 172 2702

(+234) 806 036 1597

Email: lambassademaliabuja@yahoo.fr dialloalassan@yahoo.fr

The Malian Embassy in Abuja provides a comprehensive array of consular services to local inhabitants, nationals of Mali, and citizens of other countries residing in Nigeria.

  • Through its consular services, the Malian Embassy in Abuja assists Nigerian citizens in life:
  • Require general or specific information about the Malian economy, culture, sports, education, and other topics?
  • Need information regarding the prerequisites and the procedure for obtaining Malian citizenship.
  • Need Identifiable resources and information about Mali
  • Want to submit an application and get a Malian visa.
Traveling to Mali from Nigeria

The bus ride from Lagos to Mali through Accra will set you back between $65 and $80, take 29 hours and 47 minutes, and cost the least amount of money. The total amount of time spent driving is 26 hours and 6 minutes. Your journey starts in Lagos, which is located in Nigeria. It finishes in Bamako, Mali.

The flight from Lagos to Mali will take approximately 2 hours and 29 minutes, and it will cost between $490 and $1,100.

Air Côte D’Ivoire, ASKY and Mauritania Airlines fly from Lagos to Bamako 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lagos to Bamako via Lagos Maza Maza, Cotonou, and Ouagadougou in around 30h 15m.

Airlines that fly to Mali

Air Côte D’Ivoire

Website: www.aircotedivoire.com

Flights from Lagos to Bamako via Abidjan

Average Duration: 5h 40m When Every day Estimated price $550 – $1,200

Website: www.flyasky.com

Flights from Lagos to Bamako via Lome

Average Flight Duration: 6h 20m When Every day Estimated price $650 – $1,500

Bus operators that travel to Mali

Cisco Transport

Phone: +234 808 927 3799

Email: customer.care@chiscogroupng.com

Website: www.chiscotransport.com.ng

Bus from Lagos Maza Maza to Cotonou

Average Duration: 2h 6m

Frequency: Once daily

Estimated price: $4 – $6

Schedules at: www.chiscotransport.com.ng

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