How Much Does A Malawi Passport Cost In 2021?

How Much Does A Malawi Passport Cost In 2021?

The Malawian Passport is a valid Document that proves the citizenship of an Individual from Malawi and also allows the individual access to visit another Country either with or without a Visa. It is important that every individual from Malawi applies for a Valid Passport. But yet, the majority of the citizen does not know the process of Application nor the cost involved to apply for this document.

This article will answer all the necessary questions about the price of a Malawi passport and also the application process. How Much Does A Malawi Passport Cost In 2021? The Department of Immigration and Citizenship services of the Republic of Malawi has released the eligibility criteria to Apply for a Malawi Passport.

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Malawi Passport Application Process

Simple Steps you should follow to apply for your Passport includes;

  1. Visit ePassport.gov.mw on a Laptop(Recommended) or Smart Phone.
  2. Click on Download E-Passport Application Form
  3. Enter your Required Details and Click on Submit
  4. Choose the Passport Type
  5. A Pop-Up link will apply Click on Download Application Form
  6. Fill the Form Download and Submit it to the Passport Office to schedule an Interview

How much is a Malawi Passport?

Following are the E-Passport Fee Structure for this year.

Ordinary Passport with 36pages
Normal Service MWK90,000
Express Service MWK160,000
Replacing Lost/ Damaged MWK150,000
Ordinary Passport with 48pages
Normal Service MWK130,000
Express Service MWK180,000
Replacing Lost/ Damaged MWK170,000
Ordinary Passports for Minors – 36 Pages
Normal Service MWK80,000
Express Service MWK120,000
Replacing Lost/ Damaged MWK100,000
Service Passports
Normal Service MWK120,000
Replacing Lost/ Damaged MWK170,000
Diplomatic Passports
Normal Service MWK200,000
Replacing Lost/ Damaged MWK250,000

How to Track your Application Process

  1. To track your Application Process Click [HERE] to  and Enter your Application Number
  2. Enter your CAPCATCH Code
  3. Click on Check Status

How to Apply Online for a Malawi Passport?

To apply online for a Malawi Passport visit their Official Website by Clicking [HERE]

How to Renew your Malawi Passport?

To renew your Passport you have to Visit the Passport Office or Apply by download the forms online to continue the process. The passport expires after some time and needs to renew or Replaced.

Which country is Malawi passport visa-free?

These are the following Countries you can visit with a Malawi  Passport;

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Zambia
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Angola
  • Ghana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Togo
  • Vanuatu
  • Tuvalu
  • Timor-Leste
  • Sri Lanka
  • Somalia
  • Seychelles
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Samoa
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Rwanda
  • Qatar
  • Palau
  • Nicaragua
  • Nepal
  • Mozambique
  • Micronesia
  • Mauritania
  • Maldives
  • Madagascar
  • Lesotho
  • Laos
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kenya
  • Jordan
  • Jamaica
  • Israel
  • Iran
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin Republic
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador

The following are partially countries/territories that allow Malawian citizens visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

North Cyprus: visa-free entry.
2. Palatine: visa-free entry.
3. Somaliland: 30 days visa on arrival.
4. South Ossetia: visa-free entry.
5. Transnistria: visa-free entry.
6. Macau: visa on arrival.
7. Cook Island: 31 days visa-free entry.
8. Niue: 30 days of visa-free entry.
9. Montserrat: evisa on arrival.
10. Pitcairn Island: 14 days visa-free
11. Ascension Island: 3 months E-visa
12. Saint Elena: E-visa on arrival.
13. Hong Kong: 90 days visa-free entry.
14. Kosovo: 90 days visa-free entry.
15. British Virgin Island: visa-free entry.
16. Cayman Island: visa-free entry.

Make sure you have this before you travel

1. Your International passport with at least 6 months validity.
2. Your valid health certificate.
3. Evidence of return ticket.
4. Proof of accommodation arrangement.
5. Evidence of basic travelling allowance sufficient to cover your entire stay in that country of your choice.

How do I get a Malawian passport?

To get a Malawi Passport you first have to be a Citizen or marry a Person from Malawi. Apply online or visit the Passport Office.

What is the Requirement to Apply for a Malawi Passport?

These are the requirement to Apply for a Malawi Passport;

  • Valid ID card
  • Name in Full
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Country Code and Phone number
  • Choose your Application Type
  • Download and Continue

Who qualifies for a diplomatic passport in Malawi?

The President of the Republic of Malawi.

» Diplomats and their spouses
» The First Lady

» Principal Secretaries
» The Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and the spouse

» The Army Commander
» Former President of the Republic of Malawi and Spouse

» The Inspector-General of Police
» Former Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and the spouse

» High Court / Supreme Court judges and their spouses
» Chief Secretary to the Government;

» Director-General, National Intelligence Service
» Deputy Chief Secretary

» The Chief Commissioner of Prisons
» Former Chief Secretary to the Government;

» Director-General of Immigration and Citizenship Services
» Cabinet Ministers and their spouses

» The Ombudsman
» The speaker of the National Assembly and Spouse

» The Law Commissioner
» Members of Parliament

» Leaders of Religious and faith organisations
» The Clerk of Parliament

» Any other person the President may direct.

How long does it take to get a passport in Malawi?

Standard Processing Time: The application will be processed within 8 days.
Rush Time: The application will be processed in 7 days if it is submitted in a timely manner.
Super Rush Processing Time: The application will be processed in 5 days. Note that this after you submit your document.

When did the E-Passport Application Begin?

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services (DoICS) is looking forward to fully digitize its operations by October 2020 and as part of digitization initiatives from January 2020, replacing the Machine Readable passports (MRPs) currently in use with electronic passports (e-passports). The Malawi e-passports have improved security features in line with global standards.

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