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Current Institutional Arrangements

The Department of Immigration is one of the departments under the Ministry of Internal affairs and Public Security. The overall responsibility for institutional management and development rests with the Chief Immigration Officer who is the Head of the Department. Currently, the departments’ headquarters is in Blantyre and has four operational regions namely: Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern.

The Department of Immigration is governed by two acts: the Citizenship (CAP 15:01) and the Immigration act (CAP 15:03) and laws of Malawi and the Republic of Malawi constitution under Section 47