The Embassy of Malawi in Washington DC would like to inform all Malawians resident in Canada that the Immigration Officer from the Malawi High Commssion resident in Washington DC, USA will arrive in Ottawa, Canada for the passport replacement process on July 25th 2012 and depart on July 31st 2012.

All those who wish to have their passports replaced are requested to meet the Immigration Officer in Ottawa, at a venue to be announced. Travel arrangements should not be made unless the venue is communicated.

Operational hours will be from 08:30 hours to 17:00 hours including Saturday and Sunday.

Applicants are reminded to have and bring the following:

  • Current or expired Malawi passport
  • Two passport size photographs taken on a white background: size: 4.5 x 3.5 centimeters.
  • Prescribed U$200 fee.( Payable to “Malawi embassy” in Money Orders/ bank certified checks. Cash will not be accepted.)
  • Police report or certificate for lost passports
  • Marriage certificate in the case of married women
  • Birth certificates and copies of parents’ Malawi passports for children born in Canada and
  • Divorce or husband’s death certificate in the case of women who would like to change surname.


Applicants are also reminded that children, regardless of age, are required to have their own Passports and should report in person to the Immigration Officer accompanied by their parents and legal guardians to have their fingerprints taken. Legal guardians must provide authenticated proof of adoption or legal guardianship. Program for other Provinces shall be announced later.

You are urged to take advantage of this visit by the Immigration Officer from the Malawi High Commission to Canada resident in Washington DC, as the High Commission cannot guarantee any other future passport replacement exercise travel plans to Canada.

For any enquiries and confirmation of participation, please contact the Immigration Officer Mr. George Lamya on 202 290 5573/ 240 481 3733 or call the Embassy on 202 721 0270 ext. 553. Email:


June 28, 2012