Types of Permits

  • Temporary Employment Permit

    This permit is issued to persons before they enter Malawi for the purpose of taking up specified employment in Malawi. Apply Now

  • Temporary Residence Permit

    This permit is issued to persons before they enter Malawi for the purpose of taking up specified employment in Malawi. Apply Now

  • Business Residence Permit

    This is a permit which authorises a person to reside in Malawi for the purpose of carrying on, practicing or engaging in such business, profession or occupation for gain, profit or reward as self –employed person or a partner or proprietor. (The funds to be invested should originate from a legal source outside minimum $50,000.00 ) The permit is valid for 5 years from date of approval and is renewable for successive period of 5 years. Apply Now

  • Permanent Residence Permit

    It is a permit issued to a person authorising one to reside in Malawi permanently. Apply Now

  • Student Permit

    This is a permit which allows a person to enter Malawi and study at an approved Educational Institution. Apply Now

  • Diplomat Permit

    This is a permit which allows diplomat's to work at the embassies / foreign missions in malawi. Apply Now

  • Technical Assistance Permit

    This is a permit which allows foreign nationals working on development activities in malawi from the sponsors ( Country / Agency). Apply Now

  • Temporary Permit

    This is a permit authorising a Prohibited Immigrant to enter Malawi for temporary residence therein or to travel through Malawi upon such conditions as may be prescribed by the Minister. Apply Now

New Applications

You can now apply for various immigration permits for Malawi online. Please read the Application guidelines provided here before attempting to apply.

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Renew Permit

You can now apply renewal/extension of your permit online. Please read the Application guidelines provided here before attempting to apply.

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Track application status

To track the status of your application please click on the below button and enter the required reference details.

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About Us

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security of the Republic of Malawi. It is mandated to provide quality services to the general public in areas of border control, issuance of travel documents, residential and work permits, Visas and Citizenship to eligible persons.

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