Traveling to Malawi for most people includes applying for a visa. While you can apply for a visa at the border, you should apply for an e-visa prior to arriving at a port of entry. Arriving at the border without an already approved visa is risky because not much information is given about visas-on-arrival and any information that is given is inconsistent. There is no guarantee that you will be eligible to apply for a visa when you arrive at the border.
The Malawi e-visa can be completed online, and you can present it on your phone, laptop, tablet, etc. It is recommended that you also bring a paper copy of your e-visa in addition to your electronic copy. This ensures that you will have access to your e-visa even if your device(s) does not cooperate.
You can find out more information about the Malawi e-Visa in our FAQ section below. Want to start the application? Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Is an e-Visa?
An e-visa is an electronic visa that is accepted by Malawi as an official travel document. The e-visa acts as a regular visa without the need to wait for your visa to arrive in the mail.
When Will My Malawi e-Visa Expire?
Malawi e-visas expires 90 days after issued.
How Long Does the e-Visa Allow Visitors to Stay in Malawi?
The e-visa for Malawi will allows you a max stay of 30 days Per Entry.
How Quickly Will My Application be Processed? How Much Does It Cost to Submit an Application?
Your e-visa application will be processed based on the processing speed you choose when you fill out the application. There are three processing speeds: standard, rush, and super rush. Each processing speed has a different price:
- Standard Processing: Application is processed in 8 days and costs USD 77.00.
- Rush Processing: Application is processed in 7 days and costs USD 102.00.
- Super Rush Processing: Application is processed in 5 days and costs USD 127.00.
Can I Use My e-Visa for Multiple Entry?
Your Malawi e-visa allows a Single Entry.
Do I Need to Apply for a Visa?
Citizens of the following countries are allowed to enter Malawi without a visa. If your country is not on this list, you can start your e-visa application here.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Hong Kong, China
- Northern Ireland
- Samoa (Western)
- South Africa
- St. Kitts Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
What Documentation Do I Need to Present with My Application?
You will need the following documentation with your application:
- Copy of your passport details page
- Evidence of accommodation during your stay in Malawi
If the application is for a minor, you will also need:
- The minor's birth certificate
- The minor's legal guardian's passport page
- Consent letter