Guide for Requirements to Lodge Application Forms, Filling and Process in 2021 Malawi

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Malawi welcome total 47 countries visa free or visa on arrival and about 5 million tourist visit every year.

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Important Notes

Covid-19 Guideline

People who intend to come to Malawi are required to; Produce a PCR negative certificate of not more than 10 days old from a designated testing laboratory of the country of origin, country of residence, or country previously visited duly signed by approved signatories.

If a traveler arrives at the point of entry in Malawi without a valid certificate, she/he will be required to have a nasopharyngeal sample taken to be tested for COVID-19 at the following costs payable upfront.

• If a foreigner: USD 100.00

The traveler will be required to proceed to his/her destination for self-quarantine and results will follow.

If a foreigner tests positive she/he will be managed according to the guidelines of Malawi at her/his cost.

If a foreigner decides to go back home whilst still positive she/he will be required to travel whilst maintaining the COVID-19 protocols of physical distancing, hand hygiene, and masking at her /his cost.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

E-Visa applicants must upload scanned documents and NOT camera captured photos.

Applications with unclear or blurred document will be NOT ACCEPTED.

Photo Requirement:

Photo must be color.

Photo should be not older than 6 months.

Face expression must be neutral and No reflection on face.

Photograph cropped from Passport Page is NOT acceptable.

The background should be uniform.

Visa Application may be REJECTED if the uploaded Photo is not as per specification.

Photo Dimension:

Passport Requirement:

MRZ/ Machine Readable Zone of Passport MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE.

Passport Data page must show all information and photograph of the Applicant.

If any portion of Passport Data Page is not clear, then the Application may be REJECTED.

If the passport copy tilted, skewed or blurred, then the Application may be REJECTED.

The data page must be scanned and uploaded straight as shown below in sample passport image:

DEFINITIONS

Visa as defined in regulation 2 of the Immigration Regulations (under the Immigration Act Cap 15:03 of the Laws of Malawi), means an authority (in form of a sticker, endorsement or entry) in a passport or other travel document made by an immigration officer or any official of the government authorized to do so to indicate that the bearer thereof has been granted permission to enter or re-enter Malawi.

There are five types of visas issued by the Government of Malawi namely:

(a) TOURIST VISA

This is issued to persons intending to enter Malawi for VISITS or RESIDENCE or BUSINESS. It is valid for 3 months and can only be used once.

(b) TRANSIT VISA

This is issued to persons intending to transit through Malawi for a period of seven days and can only be used once.

(c) OFFICIAL VISA

This is issued to persons holding official/service passport on government official visits to Malawi. It is valid for 3 months and can only be used once.

(d) COURTESY VISA

This is issued to persons holding either official/service or ordinary passport e. g a person on a visit invited by the Government of Malawi if he or she is not entitled to a diplomatic visa. It may also be issued to other persons considered to be desirable on grounds of international courtesy. This visa is valid for 3 months and can only be used once.

(e) DIPLOMATIC VISA

This is issued to a person holding a diplomatic passport on official visit or mission to Malawi. This visa is valid for 3 months and can only be used once.

Step 1 - Application

Visa Type

Tourist Visa - Single Entry

Type of Travel Document:

Ordinary Passport

Diplomatic Passport

Official Passport

Service Passprt

Purpose of Travel/ Entry :

Family visit

Business

Medical

Religious

Study

Tourism

Expected Date of Entry

Expected Date of Departure

Visa Requirements

United States of America (the)

Visa Type :

Tourist Visa - Single Entry

Type of Travel Document required :

Ordinary Passport this document should be presented at Port of Entry

Note :

The Travel document should be valid for 180 days and bear at least 2 blank pages

Time for Visa Processing :

5 days

Fee :

50.00 USD Payable online at the time of application and is non-refundable.

Validity of Visa approval :

90 days (from the day it was granted)

The following documents are required for Visa Application -

  • Recent Photograph
  • Passport Copy (Bio Data Page)
  • Covering letter from the host in Malawi (Must be signed by Host)
  • Covering letter from Agent or Accommodation booking (Must be signed by Agent)
  • Below documents are required only if the Applicant is Minor:
  • Birth Certificate (if Applicant is Minor)
  • Passport Copy (Bio Data Page) of Guardian/ Parent (if Applicant is Minor)
  • Form of Consent (if Applicant is Minor) Click here to download
  • Document Proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent) (if Applicant is Minor)
  • By clicking this checkbox, and using this site, you agree with the terms, conditions and the applicable policy.

Note that the Malawi e-Visa system performs checks against law enforcement databases.

All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services reserves the right to reject any Visa application without giving reasons.Nationality :

Step 2 - Travel Detail

Date of Previous Visits (if any)

Address during Previous Visits (if any)

Mode of Transport to Entry Port :

Air

Rail

Road car / Bus

Water

Details/ Number of Entry Carrier

Port of Entry :

Kamuzu International Airport

Chileka  International Airport

Mzuzu Airport

Amount of Money to be Spent in Malawi ( in usd)

Applying For:

Self

Spouse

Child

Parent

Relative

Official

After Visit, Will you Return to your Country of Residence/ Domicile?

Yes      No

Reference and Address at Place of Visit in Malawi

Contact Number at Place of Visit in Malawi

Have You ever been denied Entry

Yes     No

Have you been Granted Visa before?

Yes     No

Have you been Deported before?

Yes     No

Do you have any Criminal Records?

Yes     No

Countries visited for the past 6 months

Next Destination after Malawi

Traveller Information

Surname

First Name

Middle Name

Gender:

Female

Male

Marital Status:

Married

Divorced

Single

Occupation

Date of Birth

Previous Nationality Country (if Any)

Place of Birth - City/ Town/ Location

Place of Birth - Country

Passport Number  : Enter valid passport number as per the passport.  Same passport must be presented at the port Entry.

Passport Issuing Authority : Enter 3 character issuing country code which is printed on your passport.

Passport Issue Date

Passport Expiry Date

Mobile Number

Email : Notification will be sent to selected email.

Present Address and Country

Permanent Address and Country

Destination in Malawi

Step 4 - Add Document

Maximum allowed size for Photo and document is 2048 KB or 2 MB

To change uploaded file, select a New File and upload.

Add Photograph (JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP Files)

Upload Photograph Malawi e-Visa Photo Specification:×

Photo must be color.Photo should be not older than 6 months.Face expression must be neutral and No reflection on face.Photograph cropped from Passport Page is NOT acceptable.The background should be uniform.Visa Application may be REJECTED if the uploaded Photo is not as per specification.

Add Passport Copy (Bio Data Page)

(JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, PDF Files)

Add Covering letter from the host in Malawi (Must be signed by Host)

(JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, PDF Files)

Add Covering letter from Agent or Accommodation booking (Must be signed by Agent)

(JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, PDF Files)

Review your Visa Application before proceeding

[In case any correction needed, please go back to the previous step and change it]

Photo

Photo

Application

Nationality        

Visa Type        

Type of Travel Document        

Purpose of Travel/ Entry        

Expected Date of Entry        

Travel Detail

Date of Previous Visits (if any)                

Address during Previous Visits (if any)        

Mode of Transport to Entry Port        

Details/ Number of Entry Carrier        

Port of Entry                

Amount of Money to be Spent in Malawi        

Applying For        Self        After Visit, Will you Return to your Country of Residence/ Domicile?        

Reference and Address at Place of Visit in Malawi        

Contact Number at Place of Visit in Malawi        

Have You ever been denied Entry        

Have you been Granted Visa before?        

Have you been Deported before?        

Do you have any Criminal Records?        

Next Destination after Malawi        

Number of people travelling together        

Tourists Attraction to be visited        

Travelling in on        

Trip Arranged through                

Type of accommodation to be used        

Address        

Contact Number        

Traveller Information

Surname        

First Name        

Middle Name                

Gender        

Marital Status                

Occupation        

Date of Birth                

Previous Nationality Country (if Any)        

Place of Birth - City/ Town/ Location        

Place of Birth - Country        

Passport Number        

Passport Issuing Authority        

Passport Issue

Passport Expiry Date        

Mobile Number        

United States of America (the) (+1)        

Mobile Number        

Email        

Present Address and Country        

Permanent Address and Country        

Destination in Malawi        

Requirement for e-Visa -

Visa Requirements

Nationality :  United States of America (the)

Visa Type :  Tourist Visa -

Type of Travel Document required :

Ordinary Passport this document should be presented at Port of Entry

Note :

The Travel document should be valid for 180 days and bear at least 2 blank pages

Time for Visa Processing :  5 days

Fee :  50.00 USD Payable online at the time of application and is non-refundable.

Validity of Visa approval :   90 days (from the day it was granted)

The following documents are required for Visa Application -

Recent Photograph

Passport Copy (Bio Data Page)

Covering letter from the host in Malawi (Must be signed by Host)

Covering letter from Agent or Accommodation booking (Must be signed by Agent)

Below documents are required only if the Applicant is Minor:

Birth Certificate (if Applicant is Minor)

Passport Copy (Bio Data Page) of Guardian/ Parent (if Applicant is Minor)

Form of Consent (if Applicant is Minor) Click here to download

Document Proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent) (if Applicant is Minor)

1. Overview

Application Number        

Amount        

Visa Fee        

Convenience Fee        

Total Transaction Amount        

Order Description        :  Visa Fee For Tourist Visa -  

2. Billing Address

Address Line 1

Address Line 2

City

Postal Code

Payment Terms and Condition

  • The Payment is Non Refundable
  • The Payment Gateway applies an additional convenience fee, for online payment done with a valid MasterCard / VISA credit/debit card.
  • While the system is processing the Payment, don’t press the close, back or refresh button.
  • DO NOT repeat the payment, if the Payment Gateway debited the Billing Amount from your Bank Account, but an error displayed.
  • Communicate the issue (if any) occurred during the Payment Process to the Support Email evisa.support@immigration.gov.mw
  • Malawi Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services reserves the right to issue a different Visa type depending on the outcome of the assessment of your Visa application.

 By clicking on 'Continue for Payment' button you agree to our 'Payment Terms and Condition'

Visa Fee For Tourist Visa -