Nonimmigrant Visas: Tourism & Visit

The “visitor” visa is a nonimmigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily for business (B-1), for pleasure (B-2), or a combination of both (B-1/B-2) purposes.

Only a U.S. consular officer may issue a U.S. visa.  Most visa applicants must have an interview with a U.S. consular officer to determine visa eligibility.

Advance travel planning and applying early for your visa are important.  Processing times at U.S. Embassy Bamako can vary according to applications and period of year.

Many additional factors, such as the need for administrative processing and/or incomplete applications, may influence the processing of individual visa cases.  Please visit the Department of State’s Visa Appointment and Processing Wait Times page for up-to-date wait time information.  Select Bamako to find the current wait times for U.S. Embassy Bamako.