Maputo - Mozambique
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.
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:
Lost Passport replacement for Adults and Children over 10 years:
Lost Passport replacement for minors below 10 years:
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)
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:
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:
Countries and regions that require a visa in advance before travel
|Burkina Faso||Burundi||Central Africa Republic||Cameroon|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||Djibouti||Egypt||Ethiopia|
|Turkmenistan||Ukraine||Uzbekistan||United Arab Emirates|
Countries that can obtain visa on arrival in Malawi
|Bermuda||Bhutan||Bolivia||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Bouvet Island||Brazil||British Indian Ocean Territory||Brunei|
|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|
|Heard and McDonald Islands||Holy See||Honduras||Hungary|
|Iceland||Indonesia||Ireland||Isle of Man|
|Korea, Democratic People’s republic.(North Korea)||Korea, Republic of (South Korea)||Kuwait||Kyrgyzstan|
|Lao||People’s Democratic Republic||Latvia||Liechtenstein|
|Macedonia||Maldives||Island Malta||Marshall Islands|
|Martinique||Mayotte||Mexico||Micronesia, Federal States of Moldova|
|Republic of Monaco||Mongolia||Montenegro||Montserrat|
|New Caledonia||New Zealand||Nicaragua||Niue|
|Norfolk Island||Northern Mariana Islands||Norway||Palau|
|Panama||Papua New Guinea||Paraguay||Philippines|
|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|
Countries and regions that do not require a visa
List of countries that do not require an entry Visa to Malawi:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Bahamas||Barbados||Belize|
|Grenada||Hong Kong, China||Israel||Jamaica|
|Samoa (Western)||Seychelles||South Africa||St. Kitts Nevis|
|St Lucia||St. Vincent and the Grenadines||Swaziland||Tanzania|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Tuvalu||Uganda||Zambia|
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.
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|