About British High Commission Lilongwe

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

Telephone +265 11177 2400

Emergency Outside Office Hours
+44 20 7008 5000

Passport enquiries
+44 300 222 0000

Visa enquiries
+44 203 481 1736

Consular services
Telephone +265 111772 400 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:

Opening hours:


Monday to Thursday: 5:30 am to 10 am/11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Friday: 5:30 am to 10:30 am

Local Time:

Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 12 pm/1:30 pm to 4:30 pm and Friday: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Consular Opening Hours

Consular services are available 24/7

Note: Access to the High Commission is by appointment only.

Consular service is available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please call (1772400) and stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.

Privacy notice

If you visit the British High Commission Lilongwe see our privacy notice for visitors which explains how we will process your data for security and public health management reasons.

Public holidays 2023

New Year’s Day Monday (01 Jan is Sunday) 02 January
Chilembwe Day Monday (15 Jan is Sunday) 16 January
Martyrs’ Day Friday 03 March
Good Friday Friday 07 April
Easter Monday Monday 10 April
Eid al Fitr Monday (22 Apr is Sat) 24 April *** TBC
Labour Day Monday 1 May
Kamuzu Day Monday (14 May is Sunday) 15 May
Independence Day Thursday 6 July
August/Summer Bank Holiday (UK) Monday 28 August
Mother’s Day Monday (15 Oct is Sunday) 16 October
Christmas Eve holiday Friday (24 Dec is Sunday) 22 December
Christmas holiday Monday 25 December
Boxing day Tuesday 26 December

***Dependent upon sighting of the moon