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Malawi National Identification Cards

REGISTRATION OF MALAWIANS IN EMBASSIES,
FOREIGN MISSIONS AND THE DIASPORA


The National Registration Bureau (NRB) commenced mass registration of all
Malawian citizens aged 16 years and above for purposes of issuing National ID
Cards in line with the National Registration Act of 2010. The mass registration is
expected to last up to December, 2017 and will cover the entire country. As per
requirement, every Malawian citizen including those living abroad are mandated to
register for the National ID card.
The National Registration Act of 2010 part II Sub-Section (6) makes a provision for
the "Minister to appoint a diplomatic or consular officer or a person attached to any
Embassy office, High Commission or Consulate or any other Malawi Government
representative abroad or the representative of another government or any other
suitable person to be district registrar ".
However, be informed that the NRB is working on this, but it would take time before
this system is in place.
In this regard, the National Registration Bureau wishes to advise and encourage all
Malawians working in Foreign Missions and in the Diaspora to present themselves at
any nearest District Council Headquarters to register for the National ID card
whenever they visit Malawi.
For further information, please contact Mr. George Mtilatila, the Head of Chancery
using the official email.

VISA INFORMATION


Visa applications are received on MONDAYs only from 10.00 hours to 12.00 hours.
Approved visas are collected on THURSDAYs only from 10.00 hours to 12.00 hours.
For more on Malawi Visas and Permits visit:

www.immigration.gov.mw

NOTE: Visa application forms should be downloaded and filled in advance. The
Embassy does not assist in filling in the Visa Forms.
Processing time for visa is 10 working days after receiving the complete application
either by hand or by post.
All nationals from countries that require Malawians to pay for visa to enter their
countries are required to obtain a visa to enter Malawi. There is one general
category of Visa for all travellers.



VISAS CAN BE OBTAINED AT ANY PORT OF ENTRY INTO MALAWI OR
AT THE MALAWI EMBASSY IN BERLIN


As for those who will be visiting Malawi on official duties, gratis visas or total waiver
may apply depending on the reasons of the trip stated.
Please note that it is advisable that all potential German and European visitors in
countries of accreditation should apply for their visas in good time at the Malawi
Embassy in Berlin to avoid any inconveniences they may encounter on boarding
planes and arrival in Malawi, thereby delaying their planned holiday and other
business endeavours.
The Embassy requires that all applicants send a self-addressed stamped envelopes
or arrange with courier services at their own cost. The Embassy will not be
responsible for postage costs or visa applications that are sent without return self-
addressed and stamped envelopes.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


- 1 Application Form
- 1 Passport Size Photo
- Valid Passport
- Visa fees (in cash)
- Onward Ticket
- Proof of means of support during residence in country
- Letter from company / sponsor, where required
- Self-addressed and stamped envelope


VISA Requirement and Procedures


The Gazetted visa fees for Malawi Missions are as follows:

Transit Visa (valid for 7 days) - € 65.00
Single Entry visa (valid for 3 months) - € 90.00
Multiple Entry visa (valid for 6 months) - €200.00
Multiple Entry Visa (valid for 12 months) - €270.00

As for those who will be visiting Malawi on official duties, gratis visas or total waiver may apply depending on the reasons of the trip stated.

Please note that it is advisable that all potential German and European visitors in countries of accreditation should apply for their visas in good time, at the Malawi Embassy in Berlin to avoid any inconveniences, they may encounter on boarding planes and arrival in Malawi, thereby delaying their planned holiday and other business endeavours.

The Embassy requires that all applicants send a self-addressed stamped envelopes or arrange with courier services at their own cost. Malawi Embassy will not be responsible for postage costs or visa applications that are sent without return self-addressed stamped envelopes.

Visa Enquiries are from Monday - Thursday from 09.00 until 12.00 hours or send
an e-mail to: berlin@malawi-embassy.de

Processing time for visa is 10 working days after receiving the complete application
either by hand or by post.

DOWNLOADS

Visa Application form: Download
Passports Press Release: Download

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