British High Commissioner to Malawi
The British High Commission in Malawi maintains and develops relations between the UK and Malawi.
If you’re in Malawi and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +265 1772400. We are experiencing technical issues with our phone line. If you cannot reach us on our usual number, please call +44 1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Malawi, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British High Commission Lilongwe.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary.
We offer a limited range of documentary. See the list of documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Malawi.
Deputy High Commissioner, Malawi
British High Commission Lilongwe
Off Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30042
Enquiries Telephone +265 1772400 or +44 1908 516666
Enquiries Fax +265 1772657
In observance of the John Chilembwe Day Holiday in Malawi, the High Commission will be closed on Monday, 15 January 2018. See below for the 2018 full holiday list. For consular assistance during holidays dial +44 1908 516666.Access and opening times