Malawi has been nicknamed the "Warm Heart of Africa" by many in response to the unusually accommodating nature of the country's population. Malawi citizens are known for their excellent skills in oral artistry as well as their use of chambo fish in their meals. Additionally, many of the citizens of Malawi make and sell artisan products at the markets.
For citizens of Bulgaria, travel to Malawi is fairly simple. Your very first step is to apply for an e-visa. Keep in mind that there are processing times for the e-visa, so be sure to submit your application as soon as you can. At the very latest, you will need to submit it five days before your trip. You can begin your application here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Am I Required to Have a Printed Copy of my e-Visa with Me When I go to Malawi?
While not required, it is highly recommended that you arrive in Malawi with both a hard copy and a soft copy of your e-visa. This minimizes the risk of complications arising due to the unpredictable nature of technology.
When Should I Submit an Application for the Malawi e-Visa?
It is advisable to submit your e-visa 5 days before your expected trip to Malawi
How Much Does a Malawi e-Visa Cost for Citizens of Bulgaria?
- Standard Processing Price: USD 77.00
- Rush Processing Price: USD 102.00
- Super Rush Processing Price: USD 127.00
Can I Use Bulgarian Currency to Pay for My e-Visa?
No. Unfortunately, the e-visa provided to citizens of Bulgaria cannot be paid for in any currency other than United States Dollar (USD).
What Is the Processing Time for a Malawian e-Visa?
- Standard Processing: 8 days
- Rush Processing: 7 days
- Super Rush Processing: 5 days
Does Having an e-Visa Guarantee Entry into Malawi?
No. Malawi, per their own visa guidelines, reserves the right to refuse anyone entrance into their country. If you have an e-visa, you can still be refused entry if you're deemed a threat. Malawi reserves the right to not disclose the reasons for which you are denied.
What Is the Number of Entry Policy for the e-Visa?
Per the guidelines of the Malawi Immigration department, citizens of Bulgaria are permitted a Single Entry with an approved e-visa.
How Long is My e-Visa Valid For?
The Malawi Immigration Department has established that the Malawi e-visa expires 90 days after issued.
What is the Max Stay for Bulgarian Citizens with a Malawian e-Visa?
For citizens of Bulgaria, there is a max stay of 30 days Per Entry. Extensions are granted by the embassy of Malawi. You will need to apply for an e-visa extension there.
Do I need to Bring My Passport with Me to Malawi?
Yes, you must have your passport. Your passport needs to retain validity for at least six months after your arrival in Malawi. There is an additional requirement that your passport and e-visa must reflect the same information. If the info on the e-visa is not the same as the passport's, the e-visa is not valid.