Visa Application Requirements

To apply for a visa, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of intended departure.

Types of Visa and their Cost:

Validity Amount
Transit (7 days) US $70.00
3 months single entry from date of issue US $100.00
6 months multiple entry from date of issue US $220.00
One year multiple entry from date of issue US $300.00



Application Requirements

  • 2 Visa Application Forms
  • 2 Passport-size photos
  • Fees can be paid by money order, bank-certified check or cash (the embassy will not accept personal checks as a form of payment)
  • Onward ticket
  • Valid passport (at least six months before expiry date with enough unused pages)
  • Copy of a letter from the applicant’s organization or invitation letter.
  • Copy of sponsor’s residential status in Malawi (i.e. Permit or Malawi Passport if Malawian)
  • Return prepaid envelope addressed to the applicant

Please note:

  • Application and all required documents MUST be sent in DUPLICATE to the consular section at the embassy.
  • In most cases, applications will be processed in 5 working days. However, for nationals of India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, China, Burundi, Rwanda and Pakistan, applications may take up to 4 weeks.
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Mondays to Thursdays.