We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Malawi. The British High Commission in Lilongwe provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Malawi.

You can access UK government services while in Malawi.

Urgent assistance

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

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

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.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Malawi.

Our people

Ms  Holly  Tett

Ms Holly Tett

British High Commissioner to Malawi

Contact us

British High Commission Lilongwe

Off Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30042
Lilongwe
Lilongwe 3
Malawi

We are experiencing technical issues with our phone line. If you cannot reach us on our usual number, please call +44 1908 516666.

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