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Visa requirements for Mali- South Africans

Good day.

Need to find out about visa requirements for Mali. We have South Africans working in Mali and have never before had any hassles leaving SA or entering Mali without visa. Only letter of invitation used to be sufficient. Recently we have been having hassle at Johannesburg International. Is there a special permit we need to apply for? The time period until visa will be ready is too long as we have people waiting to go to Mali shortly for work purposes


  • Hi there,
    South Africans do need visas for Mali but they can usually be issued on arrival, especially if you have an invitation. Your only option if you've started having hassles is to contact the nearest Mali embassy and find out from them what you require. There is a Mali embassy in Pretoria. According to governmental records their phone number is 012 342 7464/0676. Hopefully they can advise you.
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