Malawi welcomes visitors to a rich, culture-filled experience. Malawi is a small African country that has a reputation for being home to friendly, welcoming people. It is also home to Lake Malawi, the third largest freshwater lake in Africa.
For some travelers, the beauty of Malawi is easily accessible without a visa. For others, an e-visa is required to enter the country. When you apply, you will be asked to scan a photo, your passport personal details, and proof of accommodation in Malawi for your trip. If you are minor, you will also need to scan your birth certificate, your legal guardian's passport page, and a consent letter. In order to successfully travel to Malawi, please continue reading to learn about Malawi visa guidelines, benefits, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who Is Allowed to Enter Malawi Without a Visa?
Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the country. If you are from a country not on the list below, you will need to apply for your Malawi e-visa, which you can do 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
Do I Need to Print My e-Visa?
You are not required to print your e-visa to enter Malawi. However, we recommend having both a hard copy and a soft copy of your e-visa on you just in case there are any technological issues.
I'm Not from a Country with Visa-free Access to Malawi. 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?
iVisa offers three different processing speeds for the 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
Are Malawi Visas Valid for Multiple Entry?
Your Malawi Visa will have Single Entry capabilities.
When Does My Malawi Visa Expire?
The Malawi e-visa is valid for 90 days after issued.
What Are the Passport Requirements?
Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the date you arrive in Malawi.
How Long Can My Stay in Malawi Be with an e-Visa?
The Malawi e-visa sanctions a max stay of 30 days Per Entry.