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Apply today for the Malawi eVisa with us!

Last updated: October 2023

Planning a trip to the stunning landscapes and warm-hearted people of Malawi? Get ready for an adventure like no other with the Malawi eVisa.

At iVisa, we've made the process a breeze so that you can focus on the excitement of your upcoming journey. Let's dive into the details of the Malawi eVisa on our platform or iVisa app, and get you one step closer to exploring the beauty of Malawi!

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What is the Malawi eVisa?

The Malawi eVisa simplifies the traditional visa application process for Malawi by allowing travelers to apply online, eliminating the need for a physical visa stamp in their passport.

With the Malawi eVisa, you can explore the breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality of Malawi without the hassle of visiting an embassy or consulate.

What can I do with the Malawi eVisa?

With this visa, you can visit the country for:

  • Tourism.

  • Business.

What can I not do with the Malawi eVisa?

Keep in mind that you cannot:

  • Work, study, and/or live in Malawi.

Foreign nationals that need long-term visas such as residence permits or work visas, consult the Malawi government website for details on how to apply.

Who can apply for the Malawi eVisa?

Most travelers from around the world need a visa to travel to Malawi as a short-term visitor. Check your eligibility by using our Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly online!

Do children and minors need an eVisa for Malawi?

Yes, children from eligible countries must also apply for the Malawi eVisa to visit the country.

Who can travel to Malawi visa-free?

Citizens of the following 33 countries can visit Malawi for up to 90 days without a visa:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Hong Kong (30 days), Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

How long is the Malawi eVisa valid?

We offer two different types of Malawi eVisas:

  • Single-entry eVisa: You must use the visa within 90 days from issuance, with a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry.

  • Multiple-entry eVisa: You can enter Malawi multiple times (for example, to visit other countries on your trip) within 180 days from issuance of the visa. Each stay may last up to 90 days Per Entry.

Can I extend my Malawi eVisa?

In certain situations, the Malawi Department of Immigration may extend your visa, for instance, for medical reasons or if unexpected circumstances prevented your departure before the visa expiry. Proof of the need for an extension will be required.

You can apply for an extension at the Malawi Immigration Department in Lilongwe. Bring your passport, a copy of your passport, your original visa confirmation, cash to pay for the extension, and any other supporting documents, such as a medical certificate. It can take several weeks to process.

Malawi eVisa requirements and documents

The required documents for the Malawi eVisa application typically include:

  • A recent passport photo: If you don't have any, take advantage of our convenient digital photo service from the comfort of your home.

  • Copy of your valid passport bio data page: Ensure it has a minimum of 6 months validity upon arrival in Malawi.

  • Proof of accommodation: You'll need a hotel confirmation or a letter (signed) from your host in Malawi to confirm where you’ll be staying.

  • Additional documentation for children: When applying on behalf of a child or a minor, you must provide their birth certificates, and parental consent, and a copy of the absent parent’s passport, if traveling with just one parent/legal guardian.

How to apply for the Malawi eVisa online with us

Getting your Malawi eVisa application started is a breeze. Just follow these three straightforward steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out your travel and personal details on our user-friendly online platform or app. Be sure to double-check all your information to avoid errors.

  • Step 2: Choose your preferred processing time and make the secure online payment for the processing and visa fees using a debit or credit card, Venmo, or PayPal.

  • Step 3: Upload the required documents, and submit your application!

Once approved, you’ll receive the eVisa approval letter by email. We advise you to save a copy on your smartphone as well as keep a printed copy to show to immigration officials upon arrival.

Malawi eVisa application costs and processing time

iVisa currently offers three processing options for the Malawi visa online application process with the following fees:

  • Standard processing: Our thorough review takes up to 9 days for a fee of USD $168.49 for the single-entry visa, and up to 9 days for a fee of USD $168.49 for the multiple-entry visa.

  • Rush processing: This option takes up to 7 days and costs USD $195.99 for the single-entry visa.

  • Super Rush processing: For urgent requests, choose this option for processing of up to 5 days which costs USD $214.99 for the single-entry visa.

The government visa fee of USD $150.00 /single entry and USD $150.00 /multiple entry is included in the above total fees and can be paid securely online together with a credit or debit card, PayPal, or Venmo.

Do I need the Malawi eVisa if I’m transiting through the country?

You can transit through the country with the Malawi e-Visa, but a transit e-Visas is also available online. This is a single-entry permit that allows travelers to stay in the country for a maximum of 7 days between flights.

To check if you qualify for this particular transit visa, contact your nearest Malawi Embassy or the online e-visa portal.

Malawi entry requirements and restrictions

COVID-19 testing, vaccination, or quarantine is not required to enter Malawi at the moment.

Where can I learn more about the Malawi eVisa?

We're here to guide you through the Malawi Visa application form and process!

Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available to answer any question you may have via online chat or by email at [email protected].

Required Documents to Apply

Important Instructions

We highly recommend you carry your eVisa downloaded on your mobile device or print it, to show to immigration authorities if requested.


No need to worry. If you could not complete or submit your application on iVisa due to an internet issue, payment error, or another problem, you can contact us via online chat or email at [email protected]. We will check if you have an existing application or if you need to start over.

Our customer service team is available 24/7 to resolve any problems and guide you through the application process if needed.

While your application is thoroughly reviewed for mistakes or missing information by an iVisa expert, the government is ultimately responsible for deciding whether your visa application is accepted or rejected.

The reason for rejection is not always known. You are eligible for a refund of the iVisa processing fee if your visa application is rejected. Please note that the government fee cannot be refunded.

If you decide to reapply for a Malawi eVisa, you can count on the support of iVisa.

You are eligible for a refund of the iVisa processing fee if your visa application is rejected by the Malawi government. Please note that the government fee cannot be refunded.
Please contact us as soon as possible with your application details, such as your full name and email address via online chat or email at [email protected]. Our customer service team will be happy to assist.
The details on the eVisa, such as the passport number and country of origin, must match the details on the Malawi eVisa. You must apply with the same passport you will use to enter and exit the country.

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