The British High Commission in Malawi maintains and develops relations between the UK and Malawi.

Find out more on our UK and Malawi news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Malawi. You can access UK government services while in Malawi.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Malawi, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Malawi during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Malawi and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in Malawi and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call + 265 1771250/1770669/1772550/1772864/1772180.

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.

Apply online for 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 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.

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

British High Commissioner to Malawi

Contact us

British High Commission Lilongwe

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

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues,

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