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1. Ordinary Passport

Any eligible Malawian is entitled to this Passport which is valid for 10 Years.

Documents And Information Which May Be Required

All information in the application is subject to verification and, if no proof has been submitted upon application, any other document may be requested in order to substantiate any statement made in the application.

New Passport Application
»   Two filled passport forms together with two passport size photographs.
»   Documents that prove your identity, e.g. Birth Certificate, Academic Certificate or Voter’s Registration Certificate or Official Letter from the employer.
Lost Passport
»   One filled passport form and a passport size photograph.
»   Police Report and Report of Lost form.
Renewal Passport
»   One filled passport form and two passport size photographs.
»   The previous passport.
Child Passport
»   A child passport is valid for 5 years and is issued to children under the age of 10 years.
Documents And Information Which May Be Required

»   Two filled passport forms together with two passport size photographs.
»   Form of consent from either parent or legal guardian.

»   Photocopy of either of the parents’ passport and or with Birth Certificate.
»   Photocopy of birth certificate for children born outside Malawi.

2. Temporary Passport
This Passport is valid for six months

»   Two filled passport forms together with two passport size photographs.
»   Documents that prove your identity, e.g. Birth Certificate, Academic Certificate, Voter’s Registration Certificate, Official Letter from the employer.

Note: The procedures for Temporary Passport is the same as that of Ordinary Passport

3. Service Passport
Senior Government Officials from Grade H are entitled to this passport.
Documents And Information Which May Be Required
As per the requirement for Ordinary Passport but in addition to that, a letter from the Ministry responsible must be provided that certifies the grade of the applicant.
4. Diplomatic Passport

Diplomatic Passport is valid for 10 Years except for Members of Parliament which is valid for 5 years and the following are entitled to this passport:

»  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; » The Chief Immigration Officer
» 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.