Malawi Visa Entry Restrictions

Malawi Visa Entry Restrictions

iVisa | Updated on Jan 21, 2020

If you are traveling to Malawi and are not from a country that has been sanctioned for visa-free entry, you will need to apply for a visa. The e-visa for Malawi allows approved applicants a Single Entry to the country. This applies to all holders of an e-visa, which is valid for a max stay of 30 days Per Entry in Malawi.


Looking for more information about the Malawi e-visa? Keep reading! We've compiled a few of the most frequently asked questions about Malawi e-visas for you below. If you want to start the application, you can do so by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Is an e-Visa?

An e-visa is a digital visa that is regarded as an official travel document. E-visas have gained popularity in recent years as a viable alternative to the traditional visa. In fact, some countries no longer offer traditional visas!

What Time Restraints Does the e-Visa for Malawi Have?

A Malawi e-visa grants a max stay of 30 days Per Entry. Additionally, your Malawi e-visa will expire 90 days after issued.

Do I Need to Have My Passport?

Yes. All travelers to Malawi must have their passport. This applies to visa holders as well as those from visa-free countries. Children are also not exempt from this rule.

Can I Use My e-Visa for Multiple Entries?

Your Malawi e-visa allows Single Entry.

I Don't Have Visa Free Access to Malawi and Need a Visa. How Much Am I Going to Pay for My e-Visa?

The e-visa application will prompt all applicants to choose a processing speed, of which there are three: standard, rush, and super rush. Each processing speed is a different price. The prices listed below for each processing speed include the visa and processing fees.

  • Standard: USD 77.00
  • Rush: USD 102.00
  • Super Rush: USD 127.00

When Will My Application Be Processed?

As stated in the question above, you will be able to choose from three processing speeds when applying for your Malawi e-visa:

  • Standard Processing: Application will be processed in 8 days
  • Rush Processing: Application will be processed in 7 days
  • Super Rush Processing: Application will be processed in 5 days

Do I Need a Visa?

Malawi grants people from certain countries access to their country without requiring them to have a visa. Anyone not from the countries listed below can apply for their e-visa here.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Northern Ireland
  • Samoa (Western)
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • St. Kitts Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How Many Documents Does the Application Ask For?

The Malawi e-visa application keeps it simple and only asks you for:

  • A Photo
  • A 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
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