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 our Malawi travel advice.

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 +265 177 2123 / +265 1772 182 / +265 1772 400 and follow the options for consular emergencies. Consular assistance is available 24/7.

Occasionally, we experience difficulties with our switchboard. If you cannot reach us on the local numbers, please try+44 1908 51 6666.

Access to the High Commission is by appointment-only. If you wish to make an appointment for consular services, please call or contact us online first.

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.

Visa enquiries

Visa services are not offered at this location. Check if you need a visa or send an enquiry to UK Visas and Immigration.

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 481 1736.

Open Monday to Friday, 24 hours daily. Calls cost £1.37 per minute on top of your standard network charges.

Development work in Malawi

A combined UK government approach in Malawi drives reform and returns for the UK. The UK has a long, important history in Malawi, including through the Commonwealth. We use our strong connections and partnerships for influence, to steer a better, faster pathway out of poverty for the country, and to maximise trade and other partnerships with the UK.

Find out more in the country profile for Malawi.

Our people

Ms Fiona Ritchie

British High Commissioner to Malawi

Contact us

British High Commission Lilongwe

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

Enquiries
Telephone +265 177 2400, +265 1772182,

Emergency Outside Office Hours
+441908516666

Passport enquiries
+44 300 222 0000

Visa enquiries
+44 203 481 1736

Consular services
Telephone +265 177 2400 / +265 1772 400 / +265 1772 182 and follow the options for consular emergencies. Consular assistance is 24/7.
Occasionally, we experience difficulties with our switchboard. If you cannot reach us on the local numbers, please try+44 1908 51 6666
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-lilongwe

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