Our Malawi Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Malawi’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Malawi.
Who needs a visa to Malawi
A visa for Malawi is required for all visitors, unless they are from one of the visa-exempt countries or nations that are eligible for visa on arrival. Visas are obtained via one of the Malawian diplomatic missions.
Entry into Malawi
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Malawi. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19. When deciding whether or not to travel to Malawi at this time, Irish citizens should consider the possibility of limitations being imposed during their trip, as well as the potential impact of COVID-19 on local health care systems during their proposed stay. If you are in Malawi, you should periodically monitor the situation and heed the advise of local authorities.
Requirements to apply for a Malawi Visa
There is a criteria designed to assist travellers know which documents are needed when applying for a Malawi visa. The criteria is straight forward, and listed below for your benefit.
Visa application form.
Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country.
Visa application form.
Processing Time for a Malawi visa
Only visitors from countries not on the Malawi Immigration Department’s visa-free travel list are required to obtain a visa before entering Malawi. When you begin the application process, you will be given the option between Standard, Rush, and Super Rush processing speeds.
Your application will be processed using Standard Processing in ten days.
Your application will be processed in nine days via Rush Processing.
Using Super Rush Processing, your application will be processed in seven days.
Appointment Waiting Times
Visa appointment wait periods can vary from situation to situation. The seasonal volume of work and number of waiting applicants also affect the projected duration of the wait. However, the bulk of wait times range between 60 and 120 days, depending on your specific circumstances. It is vital to leave sufficient time prior to trip to arrange your visa.
Who Can Visit Malawi Without a Visa?
The following nations do not require a visa to enter the Country: If your country is not on the list below, you must apply for an e-visa to Malawi.
- 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
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control|
|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
Malawi Visa Types
There are several types of visas available in Malawi, the reason for your visit will determine what visa you require. The types of visas available are:
- Tourist Visa. This is provided to visitors, residents, and business travellers entering Malawi.
- Transit Visa. This is issued to individuals who intend to transit through Malawi for seven days and can only be used once.
- Official Visa.
- Courtesy Visa.
- Diplomatic Visa.
What To Do If Your Malawi Visa is Refused
People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was denied. You do have right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard document to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Malawi visa and the reasons for the refusal.
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