Malawi Visa Processing Times

Malawi Visa Processing Times

iVisa | Updated on Jan 21, 2020

The very first step in traveling to any country is seeing what documents you need to apply for in order to gain entry into your desired destination. The second step is figuring out how long you're going to have to wait until your application is processed. Luckily for you, we've done the research for you to make your journey to Malawi as easy as possible.


For visitors to Malawi, only travelers from countries not on the visa-free travel list put out by the Malawi Immigration Department need a visa. When you start the application process, you will be given a choice between three processing speeds: Standard, Rush, and Super Rush.

  • Standard Processing will have your application processed in 8 days.
  • Rush Processing will have your application processed in 7 days.
  • Super Rush Processing will have your application processed in 5 days.

You can start the application here or keep reading to find out more information about the Malawi e-visa.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which Countries Are on the Visa-Free List?

Currently, there are 34 countries that the Malawi Immigration Department has approved for visa-free travel. If you are not from one of these countries, you must have a visa in order to enter the country.

  • 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

What Is the Cost of a Malawi e-Visa?

Malawi e-visas are priced according to the processing speed you choose on your application:

  • Standard Processing: Your application will be processed in 8 days and will cost USD 77.00.
  • Rush Processing: Your application will be processed in 7 days and will cost USD 102.00.
  • Super Rush Processing: Your application will be processed in 5 days and will cost USD 127.00.

How Many Days Can I Stay in Malawi with My Approved e-Visa?

You are able to stay for a maximum of 30 days Per Entry if you are approved for an e-visa.

How Long Until My e-Visa Expires?

  • Your Malawi e-visa becomes invalid 90 days after issued.

Please apply for a new e-visa if yours has expired. Expired e-visas are not accepted as valid travel documentation by the Malawi Immigration department.

Is the Malawi e-Visa for Single Entry Only or Can I Use It for Multiple Entries?

If you are approved for a Malawi e-visa, your visa will allow for Single Entry.

Can I Bring a Paper Copy of My e-Visa Instead of Using the Soft Copy?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to bring both a hard copy and the soft copy of your e-visas, just in case there is trouble with it displaying on your devices. It is definitely a good idea to have a printed copy!

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