Malawi Passports

The Embassy of Malawi in Washington, D.C. would like to inform all Malawians resident in the Washington Metropolitan area that the application process for the replacement of Malawi Passports at the Malawi Embassy located on 2408 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 is from Monday - Thursday 11a.m. to 1pm and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. to 1p.m.

To ensure that applicants are assisted efficiently and in time, applicants are requested to first call the Embassy on 202 721 0270 extension 553 to book an appointment with Mr. Chikhulupiliro Kakatera . Appointments may also be made by e-mail to In both cases applicants must provide their full names as they appear in the old passport, current residential address, telephone/cell phone numbers and e-mail address. Appointments made by e-mail will be confirmed by return e-mail as soon as possible.

Passport forms shall be obtained and filled at the Embassy in black ink. All applicants should report in person since they shall be required to submit fingerprints and remember to bring the following with them:-

  • Current or expired Malawi passport
  • Two passport size photographs taken on a white background: size: 4.5 x 3.5 centimeters.
  • Prescribed $200 fee
  • 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 the U.S. and
  • Divorce or husband’s death certificate in the case of women who would like to change surname

Applicants are required to bring their children including those below the age of ten (10 years) since they are now required to have their own passports. Children below the age of eighteen (18 years) must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians with proof of legal guardianship.

All suggestions or inquiries regarding the provision of consular services by the Malawi Embassy should be addressed for the attention of Mr. Chikhulupiliro Kakatera to:

  • The Ambassador
    Embassy of the Republic of Malawi to the United States
    2408 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20008