Malian passport

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Malian passport
Malian passport.jpg
Malian passport front cover
Date first issued 25 January 2007[1] (current version)
Issued by  Mali
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Malian citizenship
Expiration 5 years

Malian passports are issued to Malian citizens to travel outside Mali. It is the only proof for international travel. It can also be used in identification for a national registration card or driver's license. It is also the primary proof for citizenship.[citation needed]


There are three types of passports, each with its own eligibility criteria.[citation needed]

  • Ordinary passport
  • Official passport
  • Diplomatic passport

Requirement for passport application[edit]

An applicant is required to provide the following supporting documents and the prevailing fees before being issued a new passport.[2]

  • Birth certificate
  • Certificates of identity
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope

Passport information[edit]

The information below is stated on the identification page in French and English.[3]

  1. Type
  2. Passport No.
  3. Given name(s)
  4. Date of birth
  5. Sex
  6. Place of birth
  7. Place of Issue
  8. Date of expiry
  9. Surname
  10. Nationality
  11. Residence
  12. Date of issue

Passport cover[edit]

Malian passports are dark brown and have the words "République du Mali" inscribed above the Malian coat of arms in the centre of the cover. Beneath this is the word "Passeport" (on ordinary passports).[4]

See also[edit]