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Malawi Visa Types

Malawi offers different types of e-visas. You can apply for a tourist visa, business visa, or transit visa with VisaHQ. Our platform was created to simplify the application process so you can fill out and submit the application form within minutes. If your application is successful, the e-visa will be forwarded to your email which you can later print. Please read our review of the available Malawi e-visas. In this section, we will review each of the different visa types available for eligible visitors.

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A visa is required for this destination.

Malawi Tourism e Visa

The tourism e-visa is issued for tourism purposes as a single-entry or multiple-entry visa. With a Single-entry visa you are only allowed to use it once, after which you will have to apply for a new one should you decide to visit Malawi again. You can use it for sightseeing, to spend your holidays, to visit family and friends, or to attend festivals and other social events. This visa is valid for 90 days and allows for a maximum duration of 30 days stay as a single entry document.

However, if you would like to stay for much longer or you plan to visit frequently, you may need to go for the multiple entry visa, which allows you to stay for 6-12 months, depending on your plans.

Furthermore, applicants are expected to have passports that will remain valid for the next six months as a bare minimum if they are to qualify for the tourism e-visa.

Port of Entry

You can enter Malawi through any of these routes.

Airports: Kamuzu International Airport, Chileka International Airport, Mzuzu Airport, Karonga Airport.

Border Crossings: Malawi – Mozambique crossing, Malawi – Zambia crossing, Malawi – Tanzania crossing.

Fill out Malawi Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size colored photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).

  • Income Tax Return. Income tax return for 3 year

  • Salary statement. Last 3 months if employed

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation)

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

  • Cover Letter. A covering letter from the Indian Company/Applicant requesting for visa on company letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number, duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp.

  • Bank statement. Original personal bank statements for the last three months duly stamped and signed by the authorized signatory of the bank till date

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Malawi, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Yellow fever certificate. ORIGINAL Yellow Fever Vaccination Card is required for visa processing as well as at the time of travelling

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size colored photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

  • Yellow fever certificate. If the applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to any of the Yellow Fever Countries an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever will be required.

  • Employment letter. A letter from your employer/school (on business letterhead, with contact details), stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • A hotel reservation or an Invitation Letter. Copy of the Hotel Reservations, OR Personal Invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Malawi ie. copy of their Malawi passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Malawi, copies of their Malawi residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Malawi, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. If self employed this letter should be on business letter head.

  • Daily Itinerary. A detailed travel schedule is required

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size colored photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

  • Yellow fever certificate. If the applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to any of the Yellow Fever Countries an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever will be required.

  • Employment letter. A letter from your employer/school (on business letterhead, with contact details), stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • A hotel reservation or an Invitation Letter. Copy of the Hotel Reservations, OR Personal Invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Malawi ie. copy of their Malawi passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Malawi, copies of their Malawi residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Malawi, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. If self employed this letter should be on business letter head.

  • Daily Itinerary. A detailed travel schedule is required

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size colored photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

  • Yellow fever certificate. If the applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to any of the Yellow Fever Countries an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever will be required.

  • Employment letter. A letter from your employer/school (on business letterhead, with contact details), stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • A hotel reservation or an Invitation Letter. Copy of the Hotel Reservations, OR Personal Invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Malawi ie. copy of their Malawi passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Malawi, copies of their Malawi residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Malawi, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. If self employed this letter should be on business letter head.

  • Daily Itinerary. A detailed travel schedule is required

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size colored photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).

  • Income Tax Return. Income tax return for 3 year

  • Salary statement. Last 3 months if employed

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation)

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

  • Cover Letter. A covering letter from the Indian Company/Applicant requesting for visa on company letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number, duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp.

  • Bank statement. Original personal bank statements for the last three months duly stamped and signed by the authorized signatory of the bank till date

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Malawi, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Yellow fever certificate. ORIGINAL Yellow Fever Vaccination Card is required for visa processing as well as at the time of travelling

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size colored photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).

  • Income Tax Return. Income tax return for 3 year

  • Salary statement. Last 3 months if employed

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation)

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

  • Cover Letter. A covering letter from the Indian Company/Applicant requesting for visa on company letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number, duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp.

  • Bank statement. Original personal bank statements for the last three months duly stamped and signed by the authorized signatory of the bank till date

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Malawi, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Yellow fever certificate. ORIGINAL Yellow Fever Vaccination Card is required for visa processing as well as at the time of travelling

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Letter from hospital. A copy of a letter from the relevant hospital in Malawi.

  • Cover Letter. A signed letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration explaining the purpose of the trip and requesting issuance of the visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Letter from hospital. A copy of a letter from the relevant hospital in Malawi.

  • Cover Letter. A signed letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration explaining the purpose of the trip and requesting issuance of the visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Letter from hospital. A copy of a letter from the relevant hospital in Malawi.

  • Cover Letter. A signed letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration explaining the purpose of the trip and requesting issuance of the visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Cover Letter. Covering letter from the host in Malawi.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Cover Letter. Covering letter from the host in Malawi.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Cover Letter. Covering letter from the host in Malawi.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).
  • In case applicant is minor:
    Birth certificate;
    Passport copy (Bio data page) of Guardian/Parent;
    Form of consent.
    Document proof of Legal Guardianship (if not natural parent).

Malawi Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of India

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeGSTIN (18%)Total cost
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:10149.73 INR
10149.73 INR
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:10149.73 INR
10149.73 INR
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:10149.73 INR
10149.73 INR
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:13104.02 INR
13104.02 INR
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:13104.02 INR
13104.02 INR
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:13104.02 INR
13104.02 INR
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3-4 business days
Embassy fee:12500.00 INR
Service fee:5999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1079.82 INR
Total cost:19578.82 INR
19578.82 INR
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3-4 business days
Embassy fee:12500.00 INR
Service fee:9999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1799.82 INR
Total cost:24298.82 INR
24298.82 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:13018.89 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:18828.99 INR
18828.99 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:13018.89 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:18828.99 INR
18828.99 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:13018.89 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:21783.28 INR
21783.28 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:13018.89 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:21783.28 INR
21783.28 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:13018.89 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:21783.28 INR
21783.28 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:13018.89 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:21783.28 INR
21783.28 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:21698.16 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:27508.26 INR
27508.26 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:21698.16 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:27508.26 INR
27508.26 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:21698.16 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:27508.26 INR
27508.26 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:21698.16 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:27508.26 INR
27508.26 INR
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3-4 business days
Embassy fee:20500.00 INR
Service fee:5999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1079.82 INR
Total cost:27578.82 INR
27578.82 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:21698.16 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:30462.55 INR
30462.55 INR
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3-4 business days
Embassy fee:24600.00 INR
Service fee:5999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1079.82 INR
Total cost:31678.82 INR
31678.82 INR
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3-4 business days
Embassy fee:20500.00 INR
Service fee:9999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1799.82 INR
Total cost:32298.82 INR
32298.82 INR
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3-4 business days
Embassy fee:24600.00 INR
Service fee:9999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1799.82 INR
Total cost:36398.82 INR
36398.82 INR
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Malawi Visa Policy

According to the visa policy of Malawi, unless in the case of visa-exempt visitors from eligible countries, all other visitors planning to visit the country must first apply for visas to gain entry. The Malawian government issues visas through its embassies, online, and through a special visa-on-arrival program. Currently, the Malawian government allows citizens from selected countries to stay in Malawi for up to 90 days without visas.

Visa exempt visitors can visit any passport free zone in the country but they cannot work or study in the country unless they apply for a work or study visa. Work visas come with work and resident permitsm

Malawi Visa On Arrival

Malawi still issues visas on arrival to nationals from selected countries who arrive in Lilongwe without visas. Although the criteria for issuing this type of visa are still unclear and inconsistent, the program is still running. Visa on arrival can be issued depending on the purpose of the visit, and it is granted either as a Visitor Permit or a Business Visit visa which are both valid for 30 days but can be extended for a further 90 days.

According to the Immigration Department, visitors from all countries, excluding a few countries, may apply for a visa on arrival unless their country is not on the visa-exempt list. Before traveling to Malawi without a visa make sure you check the list of eligible countries. 

Malawi e Visa

The Malawian government has a special e-visa program for nationals of more than 200 countries of the world. This program is open to almost all global citizens except stateless persons. The e-visas are issued as a single or multiple entry visa with a 90-day validity.

Key Information About The Malawi Online Visa

Documents Must Have Matching Dates: When applying for a Malawian online visa, your documents must have matching dates. For instance, if you book a hotel reservation, the check-in and check-out dates must match the information you have on your visa. The same is the case for your flight ticket, and the arrival and departure date must correspond with what you have on your visa.

Print The E Visa: Once the e-visa is approved and forwarded to your email inbox, make sure to print it out and bring it along on your trip to Malawi. Although the immigration officials will be able to generate the visa using your biometric information, it is always best to bring a copy along in case of a system failure.

Unvaccinated Travelers: Although there is no active Covid mandate in Malawi, you will need to provide a negative PCR test result if you have not been vaccinated or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if you have. The same is required for children who are 12 years and above. The PCR test must be conducted at least 72 hours before your trip.

Requirements For Minors: Traveling with minors have special requirements. If the minor is your child, you must provide a civil status certificate, like a birth certificate, to prove your parental identity. If the minor is not your child, you will need to provide proof of parental consent documents signed by both parents.

No Shared Form: Two persons cannot use the same application form; it must be one person to a form. Children must also have their own form, which their parents can fill out for them.

Not For Work: An online visa is not for work, so you are not allowed to work while in the country. If you have any intention to work, do well to apply for a work visa at the nearest Malawian foreign mission. E visas are only for business, tourism, and transit.

Don’t Overstay: Make sure you don’t overstay beyond the approved number of days. If you suspect that you will stay for much longer because of your engagement, visit the nearest local immigration office and apply for an extension.

Application Fee: The application fee must be paid before you can submit the form for processing. Since the application is done online you can't pay the fee with cash. Fees must be paid with your credit or debit card.

Applying For Extension: When applying for an extension of your e visa by a few more weeks you must explain in your letter the reason why you want your stay extended. If you are here on business you must attach evidence to your letter and make sure it is signed. There is also a fee attached to the application.

Use The Same Passport: Another thing to note is that the passport you use for the application must be the one you travel to Malawi with. If you travel with a different passport you will not be allowed into the country.

Malawi Visa Online – Get your Malawi e-Visa with VisaHQ

VisaHQ is the number one platform for eligible visitors who wish to visit Malawi in East Africa for a short-term trip. Instead of applying for the visa through the Malawian consulate and waiting to get a response which may take several weeks, you can apply for an e-visa from the comfort of your home and get it within days using VisaHQ. VisaHQ makes the entire process easy.

How To obtain A Visa With VisaHQ

Applying for an online visa for Malawi with VisaHQ is very easy since you don’t have to visit an embassy or consulate as you can apply for the visa from the comfort of your home with VisaHQ. In just a few simple steps, you can complete the application, submit it and wait for feedback in a matter of days. Here are the steps you must take to apply for a visa.

Fill The Application Form: The first step is to fill out the application form. The form is available on our portal, and there are different sections, such as your passport information, travel information, and personal information. Make sure to provide only valid information from start to finish.

Attach Your Documents: After filling out the form, attach the required documents depending on the type of visa you choose. Once you have uploaded the documents submit them for approval.

Get The Visa: The next step is to wait for processing. Once your visa is approved it will be forwarded to your email after a few days. Please print out the visa and bring it to Malawi as evidence. The immigration officer will examine it and stamp your passport before letting you into the country.

Why Use VisaHQ?

VisaHQ is a trusted platform because of their streamlined and seamless application process. If you would like to apply for any of the available Malawi e visas, this platform is the best option for the following reasons:

  • We are a trusted brand with more than 2 decades of experience
  • We have representatives scattered across 6 countries in several locations to provide value-added services to our clients
  • Fast and easy application process. Our application process takes only some minutes to complete
  • You can apply for more than one visa in less time
  • Our site is safe and secure, so your sensitive information will not fall into the wrong hands
  • Provide round the clock technical support
  • You can track your application from your phone

Enjoy all these and more by choosing VisaHQ as your trusted online visa application platform. Head to the application page now to get started or reach out to our technical staff for more inquiries.

Malawi COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Malawi is open for travel. Borders have reopened to non-resident travelers, though commercial flights remain limited.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival is required to anyone arriving to Malawi. The test result must be no older than 72 hours, and might be screened for COVID-19 at the airport. You are not required to show proof of a negative PCR test if you are fully vaccinated.
    📝Health form must be presented upon arrival. All travelers are required to complete the health form before entry.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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