36 John Street, Holborn | London, WC1N 2AT +44(0) 20 7421 6010 london@malawihighcommission.co.uk

For more on Malawi Visas and Permits visit: http://www.immigration.gov.mw

IMMIGRATION AND CONSULAR

Welcome to the Malawi High Commission Immigration and Consular Services. We provide information and assistance to Malawi Citizens in the United Kingdom and all countries of accreditation namely; Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, Malta, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. We offer passport application (Note passports are processed in Malawi), Citizenship services, Emergency Travel documents, Police clearance (processed in Malawi) and apostille (legalisation of documents-birth, marriage and death certificates.)
Due to high volume of application and delays, the High Commission recommends that all applicants for passport and services processed in Malawi, at least do so 180 days before expiry of their visas or need for a new document to avoid inconveniences. Those travelling for emergency purposes can do so using EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT to Malawi only.

 

MALAWI PASSPORT 

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PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS:

  • All Applicants should book an appointment in advance for all passport processes. They will be required to come in person to process once the appointment is granted.
  • Passports are processed on Tuesdays only and appointments should be made at least 7 days in advance.
  • Bring the following required documents for each service you would like to access:
Passport renewal for Adults and Children over 10 years : Lost Passport replacement for Adults and Children over 10 years Lost Passport replacement for minors below 10 years
  • Old passport
  • Two passport photos with clear white back ground (size 4.5 x3.5 cm)
  • Marriage/divorce/death certificates for married women who want to change the names
  • Birth certificate and national identity card for those born outside Malawi
  • Fee: £65 (Cash only)
  • Police report
  • Two passport size photos with clear white background
  • Copies of the lost passport or previous passports
  • Fee: £70 (cash only)
  • Two passport size photos with clear white background
  • Police report
  • Copies of lost passport or previous passports
  • Fee: £60 (cash only)

 

 PLEASE NOTE: ALL PASSPORT APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SEND THEIR PASSPORTS AND APPLICATION FORMS TO MALAWI FOR PROCESSING. THE HIGH COMMISSION ONLY ASSISTS IN FINGER PRINT TAKING THERFORE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO PROCESS YOUR PASSPORTS.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT FINGER PRINT TAKING IS DONE ON TUESDAYS ONLY ON APPOINTMENT

 

PASSPORTS FOR MALAWI CITIZENS
PROCESSING DAYS
TUESDAYS ONLY
FOR APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL 020 7421 6010
FEES (CASH ONLY)
Renewal £65.00
Lost / Replacement
£70.00
Children (Under 10 Years)
£60.00

The following are required:

Two Passport size Photographs with Clear White Background mark
Copy of Old Passport mark

 

EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT
DAYS
Monday to Friday (9:30-1pm and 2pm-5pm)
FEES (CASH ONLY): £35.00

The following are required:

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Two Passport size Photographs with Clear White Background mark
Proof of Travel mark


PLEASE NOTE: Application bookings should be made in advance through: consular@malawihighcommission.co.uk or london@malawihighcommission.co.uk
or Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7421 6010.

 

REPATRIATION OF REMAINS

The High Commission does not provide any financial support to repatriate remains of any deceased person. The High Commission only provides documentation to those that have no proper documentation.


For the documentation please submit the following:

  • Covering letter
  • Copy of death certificate
  • Copy of passport or birth certificate

 

RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP
  • Covering letter
  • Renunciation form (Sixth schedule) (Form link)
  • Malawi passport
  • Fee: £65

IMPORTANT NOTICE


The National Registration Bureau is now responsible for the processing of birth, death and marriage related documentation. Use the following available links to acquire birth, death and marriage documentation;
  1. Birth - https://www.nrb.gov.mw/index.php/pages/services.
  2. Death - https://www.nrb.gov.mw/index.php/pages/pricing
  3. Marriage https://www.nrb.gov.mw/index.php/pages/marriage-registration

COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Effective 1st June, 2022 the following are the travel requirements:
  • All incoming travellers, including Malawians that are fully vaccinated and have electronically varifiable COVID-19 vaccination certificates are no longer required to produce a COVID-19 cerficate prior to entering  the country
  • All incoming travellers, including Malawians, that are not fully vaccinated or don't have an electronically verifiable COVID-19 full vaccination certificate are required to produce a negative  PCR based COVID-19 certificate that is not older than 72 hours at the time of arrival in country
  • All children below the age of 12 years are to enter Malawi unconditionally (accompanying vaccinated parents/guardians).

EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT


Prior to making any travel booking please check if Malawi Emergency Travel Document is accepted by that airline and proceed to process your emergency travel document when the airline has granted its approval.

Download EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT FORM HERE


The following are required:

Covering letter explaining reasons of application mark
Holder of passport whether expired or lostmark
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Two passport photos mark
Photocopies of current passport mark
Air ticket (confirmed) mark
Fee: £35 (cash only) mark

Emergency Travel Document for Children:

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Two passport photos mark
Birth Certificate mark
Photocopies of parent's passport mark
Air ticket mark
Fee: £35 (cash only) mark

PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE TO CONFIRM THE SERVICE AVAILABITY. IT IS A SAME DAY SERVICE OR CAN BE SENT THROUGH POST.

CITIZENSHIP SERVICES


RENUNCIATION OF MALAWI CITIZENSHIP - £65
RESTORATION OF MALAWI CITIZENSHIP - £450
REGISTRATION BY THIRD GENERATION - £450

DUAL CITIZENSHIP
Malawi National Assembly passed the Dual Citizenship bill to amend the 1966 Citizenship act, hence permitting all persons of full age and capacity to hold another country's citizenship besides their Malawian citizenship. Using the link below, you will be taken through the required process for acquisition of dual citizenship in Malawi.
https://www.immigration.gov.mw/citizenship/download-dual-citizenship-forms/


APOSTILLE: AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS-BIRTH / MARRIAGE / DIVORCE / DEATH CERTIFICATES
The following are required:

Covering letter  mark
Original Certicatesmark
Copy of the Current passportmark
Fee: £50 (cash/bank certified cheque/bankdraft/postal order payable to the Ministry of foreign Affairs, where apostille are processed) mark

PLEASE NOTE
: All documents are sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malawi by the person in need of the apostille. Allow enough time for the process to be completed.

POLICE CLEARANCE (CRB)


The following are required:

Get fingerprints taken at any local police station and send them with: mark
2 Passport photos mark
Covering lettermark
Copy of passportmark
Fee: £184 (cash/bank certified cheque/bankdraft/postal order payable to Malawi High Commission) mark

PLEASE NOTE: DOCUMENTS ARE SENT TO MALAWI POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN LILONGWE. ALLOW TIME FOR PROCESSING.

MALAWI HIGH COMMISSION TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
36 JOHN STREET
HOLBORN | LONDON
WC1N 2AT
TEL: +44(0) 20 7421 6010 | FAX: +44(0) 20 7831 9273
EMAIL : london@malawihighcommission.co.uk
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