eVisa Malawi
Malawi eVisa
Malawi eVisa


Malawi eVisa


Malawi eVisa – Basic information

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.


Who needs an eVisa to Malawi

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.


List of eligible countries

To be eligible for a Malawi visa, you must hold a passport from one of these countries:

eVisa for Malawi is available to the citizens of following countries:

  • Aland Islands Aland Islands
  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • American Samoa American Samoa
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Angola Angola
  • Anguilla Anguilla
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Armenia Armenia
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain Bahrain
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Belarus Belarus
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Benin Benin
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Bhutan Bhutan
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei Brunei
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Burundi Burundi
  • Cape Verde Islands Cape Verde Islands
  • Cambodia Cambodia
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Canada Canada
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic
  • Chad Chad
  • Chile Chile
  • China China
  • Christmas Island Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands Cocos Islands
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Comoros Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Congo, Republic of Congo, Republic of
  • Cook Islands Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Curaçao Curaçao
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Djibouti Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • Egypt Egypt
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Guinea Equatoriale Guinea Equatoriale
  • Eritrea Eritrea
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • French Guiana French Guiana
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
  • French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Germany Germany
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Gibraltar Gibraltar
  • Greece Greece
  • Groenlandia Groenlandia
  • Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
  • Guam Guam
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Guinea Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana Guyana
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Holy See Holy See
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Iran Iran
  • Iraq Iraq
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Jordan Jordan
  • Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lebanon Lebanon
  • Liberia Liberia
  • Libya Libya
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Macau Macau
  • Macedonia Macedonia
  • Madagascar Madagascar
  • Maldives Maldives
  • Mali Mali
  • Malta Malta
  • Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Martinique Martinique
  • Mauritania Mauritania
  • Mayotte Mayotte
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Montserrat Montserrat
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal Nepal
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Caledonia New Caledonia
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • Niger Niger
  • Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands
  • North Korea North Korea
  • Norway Norway
  • Oman Oman
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Palau Palau
  • Palestine Palestine
  • Panama Panama
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Réunion Réunion
  • Romania Romania
  • Russia Rusia
  • Rwanda Rwanda
  • Saint Helena Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino San Marino
  • São Tomé E Principe São Tomé E Principe
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovak Slovak
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Solomons Solomons
  • Somali Republic Somali Republic
  • South Korea South Korea
  • South Sudan South Sudan
  • Spain Spain
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • Sudan Sudan
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Syria Syria
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Tajikistan Tajikistan
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Togolese Republic Togolese Republic
  • Tonga Tonga
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
  • Turks And Caicos Islands Turks And Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu Vanuatu
  • Venezuela Venezuela
  • Vietnam Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna Is. Wallis and Futuna Is.
  • US Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands
  • Western Sahara Western Sahara
  • Yemen Yemen

Malawi eVisa types

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:

  • a single-entry visa that allows staying in the country for 30 days
  • a multiple-entry visa for up to 6 months
  • a multiple-entry visa for a one-year stay

Should you enter Malawi only to be able to get to your next destination, choose a transit visa:

  • a transit single-entry visa permitting one to stay for 7 days before going to another country.

eVisa Malawi application form

Follow these steps to apply for Malawi eVisa online quickly and without any issues:

  • Chose the type of visa that fits your travel purposes best.
  • Fill out the Malawi visa application form. Double-check the information provided.
  • Attach the supporting documents – a valid passport photo and the applicant’s face photo.
  • Cover the visa fees using any of the online payment methods available.
  • Check your email address. The PDF document with the approved visa will be delivered via email, so don’t miss it. Make a visa printout and be ready to present it upon arrival in Malawi.


eVisa Malawi validity

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.

Transit information

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.

Visa Summary

  • eVisa destination



  • eVisa price


    depends on the visa type

  • eVisa Processing time


    a few days

  • Visa validity


    90 days

  • Visa requirements documents


    • passport
    • face photo
    • valid email
    • debit/credit card or PayPal
Apply online

Other Travel Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get a Malawi eVisa?

To obtain a Malawi eVisa, apply online: complete the visa application form, pay the fees, and receive approval via email.

When will I receive an eVisa to Malawi?

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.

Do I need to print Malawi eVisa?

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.

What if my Malawi eVisa is not approved?

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.

How long can I stay in Malawi with an eVisa?

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.

What is the validity of the Malawi eVisa?

Malawi online visa stays valid for 90 days (3 months) from the date of issue.

Do children need a Malawi eVisa?

A Malawi visa is required for all travelers, regardless of age. Parents or guardians must complete the application on behalf of their children.

What is the cost of a Malawi eVisa?

The price of Malawi eVisa depends on the visa type and your nationality. Price will be displayed in the application form

What must I have to apply for a Malawi eVisa?

To submit the online application, you should have a functioning device, a stable internet connection, and the ability to use online payment methods.

What is the processing time for an eVisa to Malawi?

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.

What documents are required to get a Malawi eVisa?

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.

What data do I need to provide in the application form for an eVisa to Malawi?

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.