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Malawi Visa

Type of Malawi Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 3 to 4 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single
  • Service Fees: INR 11,499/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Malawi for tourism or holidaying
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 3 to 4 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 11,499/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Malawi for the purpose of business, participation in exhibitions, commercial events
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Documents required for Malawi Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Malawi Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Yellow Fever Certificate: mandatory requirement for visa application and travel to Malawi
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Malawi Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Malawi ?

    Yes.Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the Republic of Malawi.Visas may be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate of Malawi in India. Based on the purpose of your visit to Malawi you may apply for a Business Visa, Tourist Visa, Visit Visa, Official Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Student/Research Visa, Transit Visa, Crew Visa& many more. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for.

  • add How can I apply for a Malawi visa online?

    It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for a Malawi visa online through Akbar Travels.

    • Choose your preferred type of Malawivisa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add What is the Malawi visa fee for Indians?

        The Malawi visa fee are as follows:
      • Single Entry Visa – INR 11,499/-
      • Multiple Entry Visa (6 months) – INR 18,699/-
      • Multiple Entry Visa (12 months) – INR 22,499/- Transit Visa – INR 6599/-
  • add What are the different types of Malawi Visas?

    • Tourist Visa:

      It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to enter Malawi for visits, residence or business.
    • Official Visa:

      It is a visa issued to a person holding an official or a service passport on official business visit to Malawi.
    • Transit Visa:

      It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to transit through Malawi within a period of seven days.
    • Diplomatic Visa:

      It is a visa which is issued to a person holding a diplomatic passport for official visit or mission to Malawi.
    • Courtesy Visa:

      It is a visa issued to a person visiting Malawi with an invitation sent by the Government, but is not entitled to a diplomatic passport. It enables him/her to enter Malawi for the purpose of paying courtesy calls.

  • add How early can I apply for a Malawi visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Malawi visa is one months before the date of travel to the country.In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted one week, prior to travelling.

  • add What is the validity of a Malawi visa for Indians?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:
    This visa is valid for 30 days

  • add Is the visa extendable in Malawi?

    This visa is valid for 30 days and you can extend it up to 60 days more for a total of 90 days maximum. It will cost you 5000 Malawi kwacha (MWK) to extend your visa for 30 days and 10000MWK for 60 days.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Malawi visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 3 to 4 working days.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Malawi visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    • why are you visiting Malawi
    • how long you intend to stay in Malawi
    • how will you support yourself during your time in Malawi
    • what is the purpose of your visit to Malawi
    • type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • where do you intend to travel following your visit to Malawi
    • if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Malawi

  • add How do I receive my Malawi visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add What type of entry is granted for a Malawi Visa for Indians?

    • The visa can be issued for a single entry, multiple entry and transit entry depending on the nature of the visit.
    • The single entry visa is valid for three months and can be used once upon entry into Malawi.If you are planning to stay only in Malawi, this is the best option for you.
    • The multiple entry visas are valid for six or twelve months and can be used for multiple entries within the validity period.If you are planning to leave Malawi and come back during your trip, for example to Zambia, this option might interest you. The transit visa is valid for a period not exceeding seven days and can be used once.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the Consulate/Embassy to submit my documents?

    No. You are not required to visit the Malawi Consulate/Embassy personally. We will submit the visa application on your behalf.

  • add What if my Malawi visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy of Malawi, New Delhi, has the final call when it comes to a Malawi visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on a Malawi tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country ona Malawi tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Malawi Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Malawi visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Malawi Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Malawi Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
    Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Malawi Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Malawi Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Malawi visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Malawi visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Malawi Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Malawi visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Malawi Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Malawi

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Malawi Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Malawi Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Malawi ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Malawi
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Malawi Travel guide

Malawi is in Southern Africa, known as "The warm heart of Africa" for its warm, colourful, welcoming and friendly people. Tanzania borders Malawi to the Northeast, Zambia to the Northwest, and Mozambique on the East, South and West. Malawi is a small country, so travelling from one place to another is easy but full of varied terrain. Read more

  • The weather is Malawi is hot and wet in November to late April. May to August months is cold and dry. From September to mid-November is dry and warm and is the best time to visit Malawi and this time is excellent for wildlife viewing. October month is considered as the best time for birdwatchers.
  • Malawi is a safe country, and people are very friendly, welcoming, colourful, and vibrant. Getting around in Malawi is very easy and cheap. There are buses, Train, Boat, shared taxis, and private cars are available. The volume of traffic is low, and the roads are right. Christianity is the main religion of Malawi, and then Islam is the second largest religion. Chichewa is the national language spoken in Malawi apart from English.
  • There are no direct flights available from India to Lilongwe International Airport which is the primary airport of Malawi. Airlines such as Emirates, Thai Airways, Lufthansa, Air India, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways and Vistara, etc. are operating every week from India major cities to Lilongwe.
  • What to see in Malawi?

  • Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Nkhoma Mountain, King African Rifles Monument, Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga, Kumbali Cultural Village and Mwabvi Game Reserve are the significant attractions of Malawi capital city, Lilongwe. Lake Malawi is well known as The Lake of Stars as it is Africa's few freshwater aquatic parks, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • For trekking visit Mount Mulanje, which is the highest mountain in Central Africa. Enjoy the distant fishing boat lanterns, sandy lakeshore, pristine waters as well as horseback riding in Kande Horse Stables and various lake activities like snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking, etc. The Lake Malawi National Park is a must-visit place as it is home to numerous freshwater fish named the Mbuna that are amazing to watch.
  • Zomba Plateau and Nyika Plateau offers incredible views and are the most delightful place to stay. It provides the beautiful high rolling hills of grasslands dotted with antelope, zebra, orchids, and butterflies. See the Chongoni Rock-Art located in central Malawi as it represents the rock art tradition of farmers paintings made by Batwa hunter-gatherers. Malawi is the world's largest producer of burley tobacco, and the auctions are done in Lilongwe and Limbe city from May to September is fun to watch.
  • Malawi has something unique to offer for every tourist, from teak and ebony carvings, mahogany, dance masks, recycled crafts, legendary folk figurines, to coloured traditional beadwork and batik textiles, jewellery, clothing, traditional music instruments, soapstone figures, and baskets. Shop these unique items as souvenirs.
  • Malawi foods are very delicious to taste. People in Malawi grow food in their gardens and also trade it in the market. Some of the delightful dishes and drinks of Malawi such as Nsima (thick porridge), Chambo Fish (Tilapia) and other fish preparations, Maheu (yoghurt beverage), Cocopina (soft drink), and varieties of Malawi alcohol.

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Malawi Facts and Figures

Region:
South East Asia
Major cities :
Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu
Independence Day:
6th of July
Capital:
Lilongwe
Time in Malawi :
IST (-)03.30 hours Read more
Language:
Chewa and English
Area:
118,484 km²
Population:
1.86 Crores
Currency:
Malawian kwacha (MWK)
Main Airlines:
Air Malawi
International Airports :
Lilongwe International Airport (LLW), Chileka International Airport and Kamuzu International Airport.
Best time to visit:
May to October
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