Yes - A visa is required for travel to Malawi

Sunday, January 26, 2020

A valid passport and missionary visa are required to travel to Malawi.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Malawi, with at least two blank passport pages available for Malawian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Malawi visas.


Malawi Visa Application Form:

Two original Malawi visa application forms. After placing your order, fill out the application forms included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Letter Of Invitation:

A detailed letter of invitation from the host organization or sponsor in Malawi explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Malawi. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and host’s name, residential status (permit or Malawi Passport) and contact information.


Business Letter

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s employment status/position held in the company, clearly stating the purpose of visit to Malawi. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Malawi.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Malawi.


Other Requirements:

Two additional copies of each document submitted.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Malawi Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Malawi

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Malawi Visa

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266