Malawi Visa Requirements

Malawi Visa Requirements

iVisa | Updated on Jan 21, 2020

Thousands of travelers from around the world flock to Malawi each year for the purposes of tourism, business, and more. Malawi is well-known for its accommodating culture and for its rich landscape.


Currently, persons from 34 countries are given visa-free access to Malawi. You can learn more about who needs to apply for a visa below in our FAQ section. If you do need a visa, you should apply at least five days before you plan to arrive at the port of entry. If you arrive without a visa, you might be fined, arrested, deported, or worse.

Below, you will find more information about the requirements for the Malawi visa. Ready to apply? Click here to access the application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need a Visa?

If you are not from one of the countries listed below, you will need a visa.

  • 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 Documents Do I Need for the e-Visa Application?

In order to complete the e-visa application, you will need to scan the following documents and upload them to your application:

  • Photo
  • Copy of passport details page
  • Evidence of accommodation during your stay in Malawi

If you are applying as a minor or for a minor, you will also need to scan and upload

  • The minor's birth certificate
  • The minor's legal guardian's passport page
  • Consent letter

How Much Do I Have to Pay for a Visa?

If you are from a country that requires a visa for travel to Malawi, you will be prompted by the e-visa application to choose a processing speed. Each processing speed has a different price; that price is inclusive of both the cost of the visa and any processing fees:

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

How Quickly Will My Application Be Processed?

There are three different processing speeds for the Malawi e-visa application:

  • Standard Processing: 8 days
  • Rush Processing: 7 days
  • Super Rush Processing: 5 days

Are Malawi Visas Valid for Multiple Entry?

The e-visa for Malawi allows its holders a Single Entry.

When Does My Malawi Visa Expire?

Your Malawi e-visa will remain valid for 90 days after issued, starting from the day it was issued.

What Are the Passport Requirements?

The immigration department of Malawi requires that you have a passport that is valid for 6 months after the date you arrive in the country.

What Is the Longest I Can Stay in Malawi with an e-Visa?

The Malawi e-visa allows travelers a max stay of 30 days Per Entry.

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