Malawi High Commission

Maputo - Mozambique

Consular Services

Welcome to the Malawi High Commission Immigration and Consular Services. We provide information and assistance to Malawi Citizens living in countries of accreditation, namely the Republic of Mozambique, the Kingdom of Eswatini and the Republic of Madagascar. Services include, application for passports, Emergency Travel documents to Malawi only, apostille (legalisation of documents:-driver’s licences, birth, marriage and death certificates.)

(Note that the processing of passports, driver’s licenses and police clearance is done in Malawi) Due to high volume of application and delays, the High Commission recommends that all applicants for passport do so 180 days before need for a new document to avoid inconveniences.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

All applicants are required to come in person for renewal of their passports. Children under the age of 5years old will be required to travel to Malawi for their passport application.

Passport renewal for Adults and Children over 10 years:

  • Old passport
  • Two passport photos with clear white back ground (size 4.5 x3.5 cm)
  • Marriage/divorce/death certificates for married women who want to change the names
  • Birth certificate and national identity card for those born outside Malawi
  • Fee: USD100 (Cash only)

Lost Passport replacement for Adults and Children over 10 years:

  • Police report
  • Two passport size photos with clear white background
  • Copies of the lost passport or previous passports
  • Fee: USD110 (cash only)

Lost Passport replacement for minors below 10 years:

  • Two passport size photos with clear white background
  • Police report
  • Copies of lost passport or previous passports
  • Fee: USD90 (cash only)

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PASSPORTS ARE SENT TO MALAWI FOR PROCESSING. PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO PROCESS YOUR PASSPORTS.


Passport fees for Malawi citizens - FEES(Cash Only):
PROCESSING DAYS: MONDAY – FRIDAY(except on public holidays)

  • Renewal - 100USD
  • Lost/Replacement - 110USD
  • Children under 10years - 90USD
  • Two Passport size Photographs with Clear White Background
  • Copy of Old Passport

Repatriation

The High Commission does not provide any financial support to repatriate destitutes or remains of any deceased person. The High Commission only provides documentation to those that have no proper documentation.
For the documentation please submit the following:

  • Covering letter
  • Copy of death certificate
  • Copy of passport or birth certificate

Visas
For more on Malawi Visas and Permits visit: http://www.immigration.gov.mw
Visa application forms should be downloaded and filled in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Visas for Malawi, only accords one permission, that they will enter Malawi within the validity period of the Visa, subject to fulfilling other entry requirements, and that the validity period of the Visa is not necessarily your permitted days to stay/reside in Malawi. You are given the permitted days to reside in Malawi at the port of entry by the Immigration officers.

All nationals from countries that require Malawians to pay for visa to enter their countries are required to obtain a visa to enter Malawi.

VISAS CAN BE OBTAINED AT ANY PORT OF ENTRY INTO MALAWI OR AT THE MALAWI HIGH COMMISSION IN MAPUTO.

Visa processing at the Malawi Mission in Maputo requires a minimum of three days before travelling and will only be granted subject to fulfilling all application requirements.

The following categories of nationals and offices are exempted from visa requirements:

  • Nationals from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries, except Angola.
  • Nationals from the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Diplomats and Government Officials travelling on official duty.
  • Nationals from all countries that do not require Malawians to pay Visa fees when they travel to such countries.

Countries and regions that require a visa in advance before travel

Afghanistan Angola Algeria Bangladesh
Burkina Faso Burundi Central Africa Republic Cameroon
Chad China Colombia Cuba
Democratic Republic of Congo Djibouti Egypt Ethiopia
Eritrea India Ghana Iraq
Iran Kazakhstan Lebanon Liberia
Libya Mali Mauritania Morocco
Niger Nigeria Nepal Osman
Pakistan Palestine Qatar Russia
Rwanda Senegal Serbia Sri Lanka
Somalia Syria Sudan South Sudan
Tajikistan Togo Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Ukraine Uzbekistan United Arab Emirates
Yemen      


Countries that can obtain visa on arrival in Malawi

Albania American Samoa Andorra Anguilla
Antarctica Armenia Argentina Aruba
Ascension island Australia Austria Azerbaijan
Bahrain Belarus Belgium Benin
Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei
Bulgaria Canada Cambodia Cape Verde
Cayman Island Chile Taiwan China
Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros
Congo Republic of Brazzaville Cook Islands Costa Rica
Ivory Coast Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
People’s Republic of China Denmark Dominican Republic East Timor
Timor-Leste Ecuador El Salvador United Kingdom of England (England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Equatorial Guinea Estonia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands
Finland France French Guiana French Metropolitan
French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Georgia
Germany Gibraltar Greece Greenland
Guadeloupe Guam Guyana Guatemala
Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti
Heard and McDonald Islands Holy See Honduras Hungary
Iceland Indonesia Ireland Isle of Man
Italy Japan Jersey Jordan
Korea, Democratic People’s republic.(North Korea) Korea, Republic of (South Korea) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Macau, China
Macedonia Maldives Island Malta Marshall Islands
Martinique Mayotte Mexico Micronesia, Federal States of Moldova
Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat
Myanmar Burma Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niue
Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Palau
Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Philippines
Peru Pitcairn Island Poland Portugal
Puerto Rico Qatar Reunion Island Romania
Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia San Marino Serbia
Singapore Sierra Leone Slovakia (Slovak Republic) Slovenia
Solomon Island South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Saint Helena Spain
St. Pierre and Miquelon Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands Sweden
Switzerland Thailand Tibet Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Tonga Tokel Turks and Caicos Islands United Arab Emirates
United States of America U.S. Minor Outlying Islands Uruguay Vanuatu
Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands (U.S.) Wallis and Futuna Islands
Western Sahara      


Countries and regions that do not require a visa

  • Nationals from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries, except for those countries that require Malawians to have a Visa within SADC;
  • Nationals from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries, except for those countries that require Malawians to have a Visa within SADC;
  • Nationals from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries, except for those countries that require Malawians to have a Visa within COMESA;

List of countries that do not require an entry Visa to Malawi:

Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Belize
Botswana Dominica Fiji Gambia
Grenada Hong Kong, China Israel Jamaica
Kenya Kiribati Lesotho Malaysia
Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Nauru
Samoa (Western) Seychelles South Africa St. Kitts Nevis
St Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Swaziland Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu Uganda Zambia
Zimbabwe      

NOTE: Visa arrangements in Malawi are on a reciprocal basis as such the list is subject to change from time to time,
Visa fees are payable in United States Dollars (USD) ($),

Visas in Malawi only accords permission to enter Malawi within the validity period of the Visa, subject to fulfilling other entry requirements. The validity period of the Visa is not necessarily the permitted days to stay/reside in Malawi. Number of days are given at the port of entry by an Immigration Officer.


Visa fees
No personal cheques are allowed
The following fees are applicable only at Visas processed at the Malawi High Commission in Maputo and payable in United States American Dollars (USD):

Visa type Amount payable (USD)
Transit (7 days) 70
Single entry 100
MULTIPLE ENTRY(6months) 220
MULTIPLE ENTRY(12months) 300

PLEASE NOTE:

  • VISA validity is 90 days, at port of entry you will be given only 30 days of stay. You can extend your 30 days at any Malawi Immigration Offices up to the valid period.
  • Applications for Temporary Resident Permits or Temporary Employment Permit should be done and processed by institutions hosting the applicant in Malawi.

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