Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services

Bamako, Mali – May 24, 2021

On June 1, 2021, the United States Embassy in Bamako, Mali, will resume nonimmigrant visa services for all classes of nonimmigrant visas.  While the Embassy aims to interview and process cases as soon as practicable, increased wait times are likely due to substantial backlogs.  For visa appointment information, please visit our website at:

Please do not call the U.S. Embassy for visa issues; please limit phone calls to emergencies involving U.S. citizens.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance on our website to request an expedited appointment.

Reminder: All air passengers two years of age and over entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) must present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three (3) calendar days of departure​, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.

For B1/B2 visitor visa holders traveling to the United States from Mali:

We encourage you to consider current restrictions in place for entering the United States, such as restrictions regarding presence in the Schengen Area.  Prior to purchasing a ticket to the United States, you may wish to consult with your air carrier and check U.S. Visas News for details.

The U.S. Embassy continues to provide services to U.S. citizens by appointment:

  • To make an appointment for the first-time U.S. passport for a child and a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), please email:
  • To renew a U.S. passport, please schedule an appointment online here, and fill out and print your application here.
  • For a notarial service, including providing parental consent for a passport for a child not in Mali, please schedule an appointment online here.
  • For additional information for U.S. citizens, please visit our website at: