Thursday, April 18, 2024


VISA Requirements:

  1. A valid passport that is not less than 6 months valid and has at least two blank pages.
  2. Two Passport Size Photographs
  3. Duly filled application form
  4. Air ticket/Itinerary
  5. Covering letter from sending organization (for business visits)
  6. Covering letter from Host, Agent or Accommodation booking for tourists

VISA Fees:

  • 11600 yen for Single entry
  • 25,520 yen For Multiple Entry (6 months)
  • 34,800 yen For Multiple Entry (12 months)

NB: Visa are processed within 2 to 5 working days

List of Countries and Regions that do not Require VISAs to Enter Malawi

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Dominica
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Samoa (Western)
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Northern Ireland
  • St. Kitts Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

VISA Exemption

The following do not require Visa and individuals that are issued with gratis visa to enter Malawi:

Nationals from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries, except for those countries that subject Malawians to a Visa within SADC

Nationals from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries, except for those countries that subject Malawians to a Visa within COMESA;

All Diplomatic and Service/Official Passport holders to be issued with a Gratis (Free) Visa

For other nationalities’ visa entry status information can be obtained at the Department of Immigration or log in on

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Officials try to make your arrival and departure as smooth as possible and baggage handling is efficient and fairly fast.
The usual personal allowances are granted. For more information on duty free items visit

VISA Application Form