Malawi e-Visa Application
Malawi e-Visa: Basic information
Malawi e-Visa is an electronic document that makes it possible for its holders to visit Malawi for tourism, business, transit, and even medical purposes.
The country's government introduced the electronic visa system in 2019 to facilitate the process of visa handling switching to an online application.
There are four Malawi e-Visa types to distinguish. Three of them serve for tourism, business, and medical purposes and come in the form of either single-entry or multiple-entry visas while the fourth type serves as a transit e-Visa.
The length of the maximum stay with the Malawi e-Visa differs depending on its selected type and can be either 7 or 30 days and 6 or 12 months. The validity period of the online Malawi visa is 90 days (three months) irrespective of the type selected.
Applicants can use their phones, laptops, PCs, or tablets, and visit our website to complete the online visa application process within a few minutes from home.
The online visa to Malawi will be then delivered straight to the applicant's email box in PDF form within 5 business days without the need to visit the Embassy or a Consulate.
Applicants can select one of the four online Malawi visa types available on our website. Every eligible traveler can choose between a:
- a single-entry permit for a 30-day stay
- a multiple-entry permit for a stay of up to 6 months
- a multiple-entry permit for a visit of up to 12 months
The above-listed Malawi e-Visa types can be used for tourism, business, and for the purpose of undergoing medical treatment.
- a transit e-Visa that serves as a single-entry permit for a 7-day stay in Malawi
The transit online visa serves the purpose of traveling through Malawi on your way to your final destination.
All you need to prepare before starting the online visa application process is your valid passport and a digital face photo. The applicant's face photograph can be taken using a phone or a PC camera, as our team adjusts the files appropriately.
With your passport prepared, start applying by choosing the purpose of your travel on the left-hand side panel. Click 'Apply online' and follow this simple 3-step e-Visa application process:
- Fill the application form with your data, passport information, travel details, and your email address. Make sure every piece of information provided is correct to avoid delays with approval.
- Pay the 89 EUR fee using any method of online payment that you prefer.
- Wait for your approved Malawi e-Visa to arrive at your email address within a maximum of 5 business days.
Every applicant will receive a confirmation number once their payment has cleared. You can use it to check the status of your electronic Malawi visa while it's processing.
No matter which online Malawi visa will you choose, your entry permit will stay valid for 90 days (three months) from the issue date. The first entry to Malawi must take place within its validity period.
Please note! Every traveler must have a passport that will not expire for at least 6 months from the planned date of the travel. Check if your passport has an appropriate validity before submitting your application.
In case you would need to transit through the Republic of Malawi to get to your final destination, apply online for the transit e-Visa.
The electronic transit visaallows a 7-day stay in Malawi solely for transit purposes. Moreover, it stays valid for the whole three months from approval, giving you plenty of time to make your trip happen!
Once you receive the approved e-Visa to Malawi, print it out and take it with you on your travel. The customs officials will check if each traveler has a valid passport and a printed electronic visa upon their arrival.
Check if your country is listed as eligible before making an online visa application. Citizens of the following countries can apply for the Malawi e-Visa:Aland Islands
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
French Southern Territories
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Isle of Man
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Northern Mariana IslandsNorway
Palestine, State of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Martin (French)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Sao Tome and Principe
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard And Jan Mayen
Syrian Arab Republic
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
United States of America
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Wallis and Futuna
If your citizenship is not listed, you will need to apply for a regular visa at the embassy to visit Malawi.
If you’ve just completed the application process and are wondering how this entry permit looks like, take a look at the Malawi e-Visa sample below!
Fortunately, all you need to complete our quick e-Visa application process is a valid passport and a digital face photo of yourself.
Please note! The applicants can take the face photo using a phone or a PC camera. Collecting the necessary documents will take you just a few minutes, and you'll be ready to start applying.
Remember that your passport must not expire for the next 6 months from the intended date of arrival in Malawi.
- applications must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance of the departure date, as the online visa processing may take up to 120 hours
- there are four Malawi e-Visa types available
- every traveler must have a printed e-Visa to Malawi copy upon their arrival
- applicants' passports need to stay valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of the trip
- our support team is available via email and phone at every step of the application process
- make sure to check if the data provided in the electronic visa application form is correct
- applicant's face photograph may be taken using a phone or a PC camera
Benefits of Evisa Express
- Easy application process
- Qualified team of experts
- Guarantee of service
FAQ about the Malawi e-Visa
- What is the Malawi e-Visa?
Malawi e-Visa is an electronic entry permit that comes in four different types. Choose the one that will suit your needs best and get the online visa delivered to your email box. Applying takes just a few minutes and can be done on any working device!
- Do I need an online visa for Malawi?
If your country is listed as eligible, you must apply for an electronic visa to Malawi to be able to cross the country's border. See the full list of the countries that qualify for the Malawi e-Visa and find out if you can apply online.
- Do children need an e-Visa for Malawi?
All travelers, including children, need an e-Visa for Malawi. If you're underage, your online visa application must be made by your parents/guardians.
- How much does an online Malawi visa cost?
The online Malawi visa costs 89 Euro and the fee is payable via several secure online payment methods. Choose the one that you prefer the most and cover costs. As soon as your payment registers, you will receive a confirmation number at the email address provided in the e-Visa application form.
- What documents do I need for the Malawi e-Visa?
The only two things that travelers need to complete the online visa application form are a valid passport and the applicant's face photograph that can be taken using either a phone or a PC camera. Make sure that you have a nationality from one of the eligible countries and apply online.
- How long should be my passport's validity to apply for the electronic Malawi visa?
To make a successful e-Visa application, no matter for which electronic visa type you're applying for (a single-entry, one of the multiple-entry ones, or the transit entry permit), your passport must stay valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of entering Malawi. Before submitting the form, check if your passport has the appropriate validity and make sure all the travelers' information provided in the form is correct.
- How to apply for a Malawi visa online?
First, gather the necessary documents, i.e., a valid passport and the applicant's face photo, and start the application process by choosing the purpose of your travel. Provide your data in the application form, make an online payment, and wait for your approved e-Visa to arrive at your email address.
- How will I receive the electronic Malawi visa?
Every applicant receives the electronic Malawi visa in PDF version at the email address provided while applying. Make sure to put an email address that is active and that you have access to.
- Do I need to print the Malawi e-Visa?
Yes! Once approved and received, print out your Malawi e-Visa and have it with you at the airport. You can visit Malawi with a single-entry, a multiple-entry, or a transit entry permit! Apply online within minutes from home.
- How long does it take to get Malawi e-Visa?
The electronic visa processing time may take up to 5 business days. Thus, make sure to apply in advance to get the approved document on time. The Malawi online visa will be approved quickly if the applicant provides all the data correctly. Travelers should ensure that all the information put in the application form matches the data on their travel documents.
- How long can I stay in Malawi with an online visa?
The single-entry online visa allows the citizens of the eligible countries to stay in Malawi for up to 30 days, the multiple-entry permits for either 6 or 12 months, and the transit one enables its holders to have a 7-day visit. Make sure to have a valid travel document, i.e., your passport on your trip to Malawi.
- How long is an e-Visa for Malawi good for?
Malawi e-Visa stays valid for 90 days (three months) no matter which type should you choose. A single-entry permit, both multiple-entry ones, and a transit online visa stay effective for 90 days, and the first entry when traveling to Malawi must take place within that period.
- Can I extend my stay in Malawi with an e-Visa?
Malawi tourist e-Visa can be extended upon paying the additional fees. Visit any center of the department of immigration and extend your electronic visa to Malawi there. Please note that your passport must stay valid for the whole duration of your trip.
- What can I do if my online Malawi visa is denied?
Should your online visa to Malawi not be approved, first make sure that all the travelers' information provided and the travel details were correct. Applicants who have met the requirements and had an appropriate validity of their travel documents should contact our support team to discuss their situation.
Three easy steps to get your e-Visa
- Apply online
- Fill out the remaining required information and make an online payment
- Check your email