Notarial and documentary services guide for Malawi
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- 17 April 2013
Documents, certificates, letters available at the British High Commission in Malawi.
The British High Commission in Malawi issue a range of legal documents for British nationals. No appointment, we see customers on a first come, first served basis.
If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the British consulate, local notaries or lawyers can sometimes provide these services more conveniently, quickly and cheaply. Check with the relevant authority (eg town hall/registry office/tax authorities/foreigners offic, etc) either in the UK, Malawi or a third country, that our consular certificate or service will be accepted.
Your local British consulate cannot confirm this information, only the relevant authority can provide this confirmation. You can get examples of the wording of the consular certificates to present to the relevant authority for advice. Follow the step-by-step guide and request a sample certificate when the consular team contacts you to confirm your appointment.
Refunds of consular fees are not given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority. Fees for consular certificates and documents are paid at the consular section and should be paid in the local currency (Malawi Kwacha).
Services we provide in Malawi
- administering an oath/affirmation
- certifying copies of British passports
- registering a birth
- consular birth certificate
- registering a death
- consular death certificate
Please also see our additional information on marriage.
If you cannot find what you are looking for in the list below please refer to the list of additional services.
If you still cannot find what you are looking for you can contact us.
The telephone number for The British High Commission in Malawi is 01 772 400 (from Malawi) or (+265) 1 772 400 (outside Malawi).