Procedure To Get Driving License in Mali

How to Get Driving License?

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For driving in Mali foreign visitors should have a valid driving licenses issued by countries of their residence In order to take a vehicle into Mali a foreign driver needs to take a customs document which identifies his motor vehicle the Carnet de Passages en Duane he also must have the insurance of car.

The main points

The minimum age for driving the car is twenty one years or more driving licenses will be issued only after passing theoretical and practical examination and the validity period of an international driving license is not more than three years after the date of issue or until the date of expiry of the domestic drivers license whichever is earlier.

If you were in your home town for more than three months and obtain another international driving license you can drive only for one year from the date of issue and the international driving permits which is obtained from the Internet is not valid.

Submit 2 x 2 four colored photos taken with full face without a helmet and a copy of a birth certificate and also a certificate of residence from the police station in which area you are residing. Give the certificates of blood group & eye vision test report and sometimes they ask to give work certificate also then submit all these documents at the ministry of roads and transportation office of licenses and registration for trucks and cars and pay the fees at the ministry of roads and transportation office. Wait for some days and collect your driving licence.

Some additional Information

The speed limit in the cities is from forty km per hour to sixty km per hour twenty five to forty mph outside cities on the main road hundred km per hour sixty five mph.

The third party liability insurance is required. Driving is on the right hand side of the road it is advised to have spare tires while driving on Mali roads.


The rainy season takes place from June to September

Remember all the times while driving abroad you should carry all your documents International driving permit and original driver license car registration documents and insurance certificate also mention the mandatory items that should be carried with the vehicle that is safety triangle first aid kit box fire extinguisher.