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Visa Guide


As from 7 February 2024 and with immediate effect, Malawi has removed the requirement for visas to enter the country for nationalities of 79 countries.

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Malawi and nor will they be subject to any incidental entry fee:

Europe Americas Asia-Pacific Africa & Middle East
Belgium Antigua & Barbuda Australia Gambia
Cyprus Bahamas Brunei Ghana
Finland Barbados China Israel
France Belize Fiji Sierra Leone
Germany Canada Kiribati Nationals from the
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
except for those countries that subject
Malawians to a visa requirement.
Ireland Dominica Malaysia Nationals from the
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
except for those countries that subject Malawians
to a visa requirement.
Italy Grenada Maldives
Malta Guyana Nuaru
The Netherlands Jamaica New Guinea
Norway St. Kitts and Nevis New Zealand
Poland St. Lucia Papua New Guinea
Portugal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Singapore
Russia Trinidad & Tobago Soloman Islands
Sweden United States of America Sri Lanka
United Kingdom Tonga
Tuvalu
Western Samoa

The official gazette confirming this change in regulations can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here

 

All other nationalities do still require a Malawi visa. For those that do require a visa, Malawi now has an e-visa system for online applications and prefers all travellers to obtain their visas in advance.  To apply for your Malawi e-visa visit https://www.evisa.gov.mw/

However, visas can also still be obtained for many nationalities on arrival at Malawi points of entry.

They can also be obtained in advance of travel from Malawi’s Diplomatic Mission , who will ask for a completed application form and the requirements listed below, plus the requisite visa fee.

  • Valid passport for not less than six months
  • Two passport photos
  • Covering letter (giving details of the planned trip and written by the travellers themselves or by their tour operator if one has been used)
  • Invitation letter (not necessary for tourists)
  • Air ticket/Itinerary
  • Confirmed Hotel booking
  • Three months latest bank statements

The table below shows categories of Visas and applicable fee payable. Different rates will apply at individual Malawi Diplomatic Missions around the world and they are likely to be higher than the online fees.

CATEGORY  Online e-visa application (US Dollars)  Malawi Diplomatic Missions (US Dollars)
Transit valid for 7 days 50 70
Single entry (to be used within 3 months from date of issue) 50 100
Multiple entry valid for 6 months 150 220
Multiple entry valid for 12 months 250 300
Gratis Free Free

For further information on entering Malawi, see the Malawi Department of Immigration homepage.

Malawi Diplomatic Missions

Australia Greece South Africa
Belgium India South Korea
Brazil Italy Tanzania
China Japan United Kingdom
Egypt Kenya United Nations
Ethiopia  Kuwait United States of America
France Mozambique  Zambia
Germany Portugal  Zimbabwe

 

Australia

493-495 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Tel +613 99887766
Fax +613 86779321
Email: consul@malawi.com.au
Web : www.malawi.com.au

Belgium 

Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
46 Avenue Herrmann Debroux
1160 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 231 09 80
Fax: +32 2 231 10 66
Email: embassy.malawi@skynet.be
Web: www.embassymalawi.be

Also accredited to: Cyprus, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Switzerland.

Brazil

SHIS QI 15 conjunto 3 casa 1 – Lago Sul
CEP: 71635-230
Brasilia
Tel: (+55) (61) 3366-1337
Fax: (+55) (61) 3365-2149
E-mail: malawiembassybrasil@bol.com.br
Web: www.embaixadadomalawinobrasil.com.br

Also accredited to: Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

China

Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
No.503 Dongwai Diplomatic Office Building
No.23 Dongzhimenwai Street
Chao Yang District
Beijing 100600
For visa contact: Mr. Bello/Ms Wendy
For first secretary: Mr. Kingston
Tel:  +86 10 65324868/5889
Fax: +86 10 65326022
Also accredited to: Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
 
Tourism Representative
No.713, Greenland Center B
No. 600 Middle Long Hua Road
Xu Hui District
Shanghai
P.R.China
200232
General inquiries: Ms. Sherry
Tel:  +86 21 60547520
Fax: +86 21 60447122
         
Egypt

44 Road 254
Degla
Maadi
Cairo
Tel: 202 251 97184 / 97381
Fax: 202 251 77598
Email: malawi@link.com.eg
Web: www.malawiembcairo.com

Also accredited to: Algeria, Eritrea, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saharawi Demorcatic Republic (SADR), Syria, Tunisa.

Ethiopia 

Corner Sunshine/Maani
PO Box 2316
Addis Ababa
Tel: +251 116 620295
Fax: +251 116 620299
Email:malemb@ethionet.et or malemb@telecom.net.et

Also accredited to: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda.

France (Consulate only) 

20 rue Euler
4e Etage
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 4070 1846/4720 2027
Fax: +33 1 4723 6248

Germany 

Westfalische Strasse 86
10709 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 8431 540
Fax: +49 (0)30 8431 5430
Email: malawiberlin@aol.com
Web: www.malawiembassy.de

Also accredited to: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Holy See (Vatican).

Greece (Consulate only) 

82 Skoufa Street
Athens 14671
Tel: +30 210 8003754
Fax: +30 212 1219380

Italy (Consulate only) 

Corso Galileo Ferraris, 124
10129 Turin
ITALY
Tel: +39 339 3243333

Fax: +39 011 504800
E-mail: consulatemalawi@itsconsult.eu

India 

F-63, Poorvi Marg
Vasant Vihar
New Delhi – 110057
Tel: +91 11 4607 8800
Fax: +91 11 4607 8810
Email: malawindia@airtelbroadband.in or malawindia@airtelmail.in
Web: www.malawi-india.org

Also accredited to: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka.

Japan 

Takanawa Kaisei Bldg 7th Floor
3-4-1 Takanawa
Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-0074
Tel: +81 (0)3 3449 3010 / 47
Fax: +81 (0)3 3449 3220
Email: malawi@luck.ocn.ne.jp or malawi@mx1.ttcn.ne.jp
Web: www.malawiembassy.org

Also accredited to:Australia, Brunei, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, South Korea.

Kenya 

Westlands
Off Waiyaki Way
PO Box 30453-00100
Nairobi
Tel: + 254 205 208 974
Email: malawihi@clubinternetk.com or nairobi.highcomm@foreignaffairs.gov.mw
Web: www.malawihckenya.org

Kuwait 

Al-Shuhad’aa – Block 5
Street 512 – Villa 34
PO Box 5761
Safat 13058
Kuwait City
Tel: +965 25235416 / 419
Fax: +965 25235418
Email: info@malawiembkuwait.com
Web: www.malawiembkuwait.com

Also accredited to: Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Mozambique 

Avenida Kenneth Kaunda No.75
PO Box 4148
Maputo
Tel: +258 21 492 676 / 21 495 222 / 84 3989 692
Fax: +258 21 490 224
Email: malawmoz@virconn.com or malawimoz@tdm.co.mz

Also accredited to: The Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), Madagascar.

Portugal (Consulate only) 

Rua Antonio Enes,
9-4 DTO
1000 Lisbon
Tel: +351 1 547 736, 547 138
Fax: +351 1 538 225

South Africa 

4 Dodge Street
Woodmead Ext 4
2157
Sandton
P.O. Box 3881
Rivonia
2128
Tel: (+27)11 234 8577
Fax: (+27) 11 807 7790
Email: malawicons@mweb.co.za
Email: tourism@malawiconsulate.co.za 
Web: www.malawiconsulate.co.za

South Korea (Consulate only) 

No. 130-9
Non-Hyen-Dong
Kaong-Wam-Ku Seoul
Tel: +82 2 475 1110

Tanzania 

Rose Garden Road
Gamshard Circle Street
Mikocheni A
P.O. Box 7616
Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 22 277 4220
Email: mmhcdar@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.malawihctz.org

Also accredited to: Burundi, Comoros, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles.

United Kingdom 

36 John St
Holborn
London
WC1N 2AT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 6010
Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 9273
Email: london@malawihighcommission.co.uk
Web: www.malawihighcommission.co.uk

Also accredited to: Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

United Nations 

866 United Nations Plaza
Suite 486
New York
NY 10017
Tel: +1 212 317 8738 / 8718
Fax: +1 212 317 8729
Email: malawinewyork@aol.com or malawiu@aol.com

United States of America 

2408 Massachusetts avenue, NW
Washington DC
20008
Tel: +1 202 721 0270
Fax: +1 202 721 0288
Email: malawidc@aol.com
Web: www.malawiembassy-dc.org

Also accredited to: Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico.

Zambia 

31 Bishops Rd
PO Box 50425
Kabulonga
Lusaka
Tel: +260 211 265 768/69
Fax: +260 211 265 765
Email: mhcomm@zamtel.zm or mhcomm@iwayafrica.com

Also accredited to: Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Zimbabwe

9-11 Duthie Road
Alexandra Park
PO Box 321
Harare
Tel: +263 4 798 584-6
Email: malawihigh@africaonline.co.zw

Also accredited to: Botswana

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