Everythiing You Need To Know About Malawi
from the citizens of 33 visa exempt countries, all other foreign nationals need
to obtain a visa to enter Malawi. Citizens of these visa exempt countries can
enter Malawi without a visa and can stay inside the country for a maximum
period of 90 days.
As the United Kingdom is not a visa exempt country, British
nationals should get a visa to visit Malawi legally.
analyzing the nature and purpose of the foreign national’s visit, Malawi issues
different types of visas to travelers. Please find below the different types of
visas issued by Malawi to foreign nationals intending to visit the country.
citizens intending to visit Malawi exclusively for tourism-related activities
can apply for a Malawi tourist e-visa. These visas can be obtained from the
comfort of your home, and all you need to do is submitting the necessary documents
which are mentioned below via email to Visa Genie.
scanned digital copy of the applicant’s United Kingdom passport should be
submitted. This passport should have a minimum validity of six months along
with two blank pages for markings.
digital copy of the applicant’s passport-sized photograph should be submitted.
This photograph should be taken in a white background within the last six
copy of the cover letter from the host in Malawi should be submitted.
cover letter from the travel agent confirming the booking in Malawi should be
Authorities in Malawi offer both single entry and multiple entry visas to
foreign nationals. Single entry Malawi tourist e-visas are valid for six
months, while multiple entry visas offer validity of both six months and one
obtaining the visa, the traveler should make sure that he or she is visiting
Malawi within 90 days after the approval of visa.
regular tourist visas can be obtained by applying via the embassy.
In order to
get a Malawi tourist visas, foreign nationals should submit the documents
- The original, signed copy of
the UK national’s passport should be submitted. While submitting the
passport, please make sure that it has a validity of six months. The
passport should also have two blank pages.
- Two passport-sized photographs
of the applicant should be submitted to get a Malawi tourist visa. These
passport-sized photographs should be taken within the last six months in a
- The applicant should submit
onward and return flight tickets, or the full version of the itinerary.
- In order to obtain a Malawi
tourist visa, it is necessary to submit proof of accommodation. As the
proof of accommodation, applicants can submit the hotel room booking
- An invitation letter from
friends or host in Malawi should be submitted. It is also necessary to
submit the copy of their passport.
- The applicant should also
submit a cover letter stating the nature and purpose of the visit.
- The tourist visa application
form should be completed without any errors. In case of any queries, do contact
UK citizens planning to visit Malawi can also obtain a visa upon arrival at the
entry port. However, it is always recommended to obtain a visa before travel,
as authorities in Malawi can phase out the visa on arrival privilege at any
time without prior notice.
to take care while traveling with minors
from submitting the below mentioned sets of documents, minors who are traveling
to Malawi should also submit the documents mentioned below.
- Birth certificate of the
applicant should be submitted.
- Passport copies of the parents
or legal guardian should be provided.
- If not a natural parent, the
guardian should submit the proof of legal guardianship.
- A consent letter from both the
parents should be submitted.
in Malawi issue business visa to foreign nationals who plan to visit the
country for business related activities.
If you want to procure a Malawi
business visa, you should submit the documents mentioned below.
- The original UK signed passport
of the applicant should be submitted to obtain a Malawi business visa. The
passport of the applicant should have minimum six months validity, and two
- Two passport-sized photographs
of the applicant need to be submitted. These photographs should be taken in
a white background, and it should not be older than six months.
- The applicant is required to
submit copy of onward and return flight tickets or the complete version of
- It is necessary to submit copy
of the recent bank statement as a proof of livelihood.
- A letter of invitation from
the host in Malawi should be submitted. This invitation letter should detail
the nature and purpose of the traveler’s visit. It should also confirm the
accommodation of the traveler, along with the intended duration of stay.
If the invitation is being sent by a Malawi citizen, it is necessary to
submit the notarized copy of his or her ID card. If the invitation is
being sent by a non-Malawi citizen, it is necessary to submit the passport
of the inviting person.
- It is necessary to submit the
copy of confirmed hotel room booking reservation. The reservation sheet
should show the name of the applicant, dates of stay, name of the hotel,
and its address.
- A business invitation letter
from the company in Malawi should be submitted, and it should be addressed
to the Consulate of Malawi, Visa Section. The business letter should
introduce the applicant, and should describe the nature of the business activities
which will be conducted inside Malawi. The Malawi company should specify
the type and desired validity of the visa, and they should also guarantee
sufficient funds for the visitor’s travel.
- The application to obtain a
Malawi business visa should be completed without any errors.
transit visas can be used to stay inside the country while the traveler is traveling
to a different destination.
A UK citizen who is transiting to a different
destination can stay visa free for 24 hours inside Malawi if he or she is
meeting the below mentioned criteria.
- The traveler should hold a
- It is necessary to hold proof
of sufficient funds.
- The foreign national should
have proof of onward and return ticket proofs.
- It is necessary to hold all
documents required for the next destination.
- The traveler should hold visa
for the next country.
- The traveler should confirm
with the airline that boarding is available without a visa.
the traveler is not meeting the above mentioned criteria, he or she will be
compelled to take a visa.