New Malawi visa regulations

NEW MALAWI VISA REGULATIONS

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NEW MALAWI VISA REGULATIONS

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October 2015 – the new visa regulations for Malawi have now been officially implemented!

The visa fees are applicable to visitors from any country which requires Malawian Citizens to acquire visas to visit their country of citizenship. These countries include but not limited to the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Schengen member states, Australia, New Zealand. Most Middle East countries will also be required to pay visa fees. A comprehensive list of countries required to pay the fee is still being compiled.

Exempt from this visa fee are countries belonging to SADC and COMESA; with the exception of those countries that charge visa fees to Malawian nationals.
Below is a summary of the visa fees:

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FEES (US DOLLARS)

Transit – valid for 7 days

50

Single entry – valid for 3 months

75

Multiple entry – valid for 6 months

150

Multiple entry – valid for 12 months

250

Gratis – applicable to diplomats/individuals on government assignments

Free

Our recommendation at this stage is to where possible apply for visas well in advance at the nearest Malawi Diplomatic Mission to avoid any inconveniences at port of entry. Travellers who qualify according to these regulations can however still obtain a visa on arrival in Malawi if they are unable to pre-arrange it.

From Thu 1 Oct UK nationals entering Malawi will need a visa, which will be obtainable either in advance or on arrival. When applying on arrival the fee will be US$75, and the sterling fee for advance applications will be around £65.
The requirements will be the same as for nationalities that currently require a visa. This change will also apply to nationals of all those countries that charge Malawians for visas.

The Malawian government is working towards installing an e-visa application system so in the meantime visa application forms can be obtained from Malawi embassies, consulate offices or downloading them straight of the Malawi immigration website.

 

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