Travelling abroad to Malawi typically requires a visa unless you are from a country that the Malawi government has approved for visa-free travel. This exception only applies to 33 countries. As a citizen of the Commonwealth of Australia, Malawi requires that you have a visa in order to travel there.
If you need to apply for a Malawi e-visa, you can do so here. Have questions about the e-visa application, its fees, etc.? We have already done the research for you and have compiled our answers for some of the most Frequently Asked Questions in the section below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Documents Does the Application Ask For?
You should submit your application at least 5 days before your planned trip to Malawi. Before you submit your e-visa application, you will need to provide the following documents:
- A recent photo of the applicant
- A copy of the applicant's passport details page
- Evidence of accommodation during your stay in Malawi
Please note documents that are not scanned will not be considered official and will not be validated.
Do My Children Need e-Visas to Travel to Malawi?
Your children will each need their own e-visa. When you are filling out their applications, you will be asked to scan and upload:
- The minor's birth certificate
- The minor's legal guardian's passport page
- Consent letter
Please note that documents that are not scanned will not be considered official and will not be validated.
Do I Need a Printed Copy of My e-Visa When I Travel to Malawi?
No. You do not need to print your e-visa.
How Much Does a Malawi e-Visa Cost for Citizens of The Commonwealth of Australia?
iVisa's pricing structure allows you to choose the plan that is right for you. We base our pricing for the Malawi e-visa off of the processing speeds we offer. Each price listed below includes the processing fee and the price of the e-visa.
- Standard Processing Price: USD 77.00
- Rush Processing Price: USD 102.00
- Super Rush Processing Price: USD 127.00
How Quickly Will My Application Be Processed?
Citizens of The Commonwealth of Australia are offered three processing speeds for the Malawi e-visa:
- Standard Processing: 8 days
- Rush Processing: 7 days
- Super Rush Processing: 5 days
Are Malawi Visas Valid for Multiple Entry for Australian Citizens?
A valid Malawi e-visa will allow its holder Single Entry into Malawi.
When Does My Malawi Visa Expire?
A valid Malawi e-visa will no longer be valid in 90 days after issued.
How Long Can My Stay in Malawi Be with an e-Visa?
The Malawi immigration enforces a maximum stay of 30 days Per Entry for holders of the Malawi e-visa.
Do I Need to Have My Passport?
Yes. All travelers from Australia who wish to travel to Malawi must have their passport. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you arrive in Malawi. Your e-visa information must match your passport information. Your e-visa is considered not valid if you have conflicting information on your passport and visa.