Malawi eVisa was launched by the Malawi government in 2019. Now eligible citizens can apply for a visa in a simple way without attending an embassy or consulate in person.
There are four types of Malawi eVisa: one for transit, and three others for tourism, business, and medical purposes. The permitted period of stay varies between the types, it may be 7 days, 30 days, 6 months, or one year. The validity period is the same for all types – 90 days from approval.
To obtain a Malawi electronic visa, an applicant must complete the online form, attach proper documentation, and make the payment. Once approved, it will be delivered directly to the email address.
It is necessary to print out the PDF document containing a visa and take it to the border control. Please submit the application at least 5 days before your arrival in Malawi, as it needs time to be processed.
Malawi eVisa is an obligatory document for entering Malawi unless you have visa-free access. If you don’t hold a valid Malawi visa but are required to have one, you may be entry-denied, fined, or deported.
Who doesn’t need a visa to Malawi? Nationals of the 33 countries and territories can travel to Malawi without a visa for up to 3 months.
Holders of diplomatic, service, and official passports of any country traveling on duty can enter the country visa-free and stay for the same period of time. Laissez-Passer holders of the United Nations, the African Union, and several other organizations can also get to Malawi without a visa.
Check the list of eligible countries to know if you should apply for an eVisa to Malawi.
To be eligible for a Malawi visa, you must hold a passport from one of these countries:
There are four types of Malawi visas.
If you plan to visit Malawi for tourism, business, or medical treatment, you need to choose one of the following types:
Should you enter Malawi only to be able to get to your next destination, choose a transit visa:
Follow these steps to apply for Malawi eVisa online quickly and without any issues:
The validity for all types of Malawi visa is the same – 90 days (3 months). It starts on the date of the visa issue. The validity period is the period when you are allowed to cross the Malawi borders.
The number of permitted entries depends on the visa type chosen – it can be single-entry or multiple-entry.
Even if you need to stay in Malawi only for transit for a couple of days – Malawi still requires you to have a visa.
You should apply for a transit visa. It enables its holders to stay in Malawi for up to 7 days. The validity period is pretty long compared to the transit visas of other countries – 90 days. It allows you to be flexible about your itinerary.
To obtain a Malawi eVisa, apply online: complete the visa application form, pay the fees, and receive approval via email.
The online application takes several minutes, but processing requires more time. Usually, applications get processed within a week, but each case is individual and may take a different amount of time.
An electronic visa to Malawi arrives as a PDF document, and yes, it is necessary to print it out. A paper copy will be checked by officers at the entry point, so don't forget to take your Malawi visa printout and a valid passport.
Your application may not be approved if the data or documents you provided in the form are incorrect, irrelevant, untrue, or incomplete. Feel free to contact our support team to figure out the issues together.
The permitted stay depends on the Malawi visa type selected in the visa application form: it may be 7 days, 30 days, 6 months, or one year.
Malawi online visa stays valid for 90 days (3 months) from the date of issue.
A Malawi visa is required for all travelers, regardless of age. Parents or guardians must complete the application on behalf of their children.
The price of Malawi eVisa depends on the visa type and your nationality. Price will be displayed in the application form
To submit the online application, you should have a functioning device, a stable internet connection, and the ability to use online payment methods.
Most visas get approved within a week. Still, the processing time for Malawi online visa varies based on many conditions: the accuracy and completeness of the application, the number of applications to be processed, and submission time (e.g., whether it was during business hours or weekends). In case of any questions, please get in touch with our support team.
For an eVisa to Malawi, you need a photo of your valid passport bio-data page and your face photo. Photos may be taken using a phone or webcam, but they still must be of good quality.
To fill out the online application form for a Malawi visa, you have to put in your basic passport, personal, contact, and travel information. This can be finished within a few minutes.
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