Malawi Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Malawi, a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of intended departure is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
All nationals referred to in the chart above are required to have a return ticket except in special circumstances such as long-term study visits or working contracts.
Visas for Malawi are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except (1) nationals of Ireland, who do not require a visa.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy or high commission to check visa requirements for Malawi.
As of 1 October 2015, nationals of many countries who previously did not require a visa now do need a visa to enter Malawi. Nationals of certain countries, including the UK, can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport; check with the embassy/high commission for eligibility.
Types and Cost
Visa on arrival: Transit visa: US$50; single-entry visa: US$75; six-month multiple-entry visa: US$150; one-year multiple-entry visa: US$250.
Visa from the embassy/high commission: Transit visa: £50; single-entry visa: £65; six-month multiple-entry visa: £145; one-year multiple entry visa: £200.
Transit visa: seven days; single-entry visa: 90 days; multiple-entry visas: six months or one year.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission) or on arrival at the airport (for certain countries only).
Visa applications are processed in three days.
Nationals who require a visa must show bank statements from the past three months when applying.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
British High Commission in Malawi
Telephone: 177 2400.
Address: , Off Convention Drive, Lilongwe 3, P.O. box 30042,
Mon-Thurs 0730-1200 and 1330-1630; Fri 0730-1230.
Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in the USA
Telephone: (202) 721 0270.
Address: , 2408 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008,
High Commission of the Republic of Malawi in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7421 6010.
Address: Holborn, 36 John Street, London, WC1N 2AT,
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0930-1600.