A passport or travel document can only be issued to an applicant who has convinced an Immigration Officer at the counter that he/she is a bonafide citizen of Malawi and that he/she has produced proof of identity as required.

How To Get An Application Form

Passport application forms can be obtained from any Immigration office free of charge. They may also be downloaded from this website. You are also advised not to photocopy the passport application form for it has a unique barcode number.
For those that are resident outside Malawi, passport application forms can also be obtained from the nearest Malawi foreign missions.


Note: The Immigration Department is strongly advising all passport applicants not to make travel arrangements before their passport is ready and instead they are encouraged to apply at least 20 days before travelling.

Female applicants who wish to be issued with a passport

Passports will be issued to married women showing their husbands’ names upon production of a marriage Certificate and in case of reverting to their original maiden names as a result of husband’s death or divorce, death or divorce certificates must be produced to facilitate the change.