About British High Commission Lilongwe

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

Telephone ++265 177 2123/ 182/ 400

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email: bhclilongwe@fcdo.gov.uk.

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

Monday to Thursday: 08:00 am - 11:30 am. Friday the counter is closed, effective 18 July 2016.

Public Holidays 2020

Holiday Day Date
New Year’s Day Wednesday 1 January
Chilembwe Day Wednesday 15 January
Day off in lieu of Martyrs’ Day Tuesday 4 March
Good Friday Friday 10 April
Easter Monday Monday 13 April
Labour Day Friday 1 May
Kamuzu Day Thursday 14 May
Eid al Fitr TBC* TBC*
Independence Day Monday 6 July
August Bank Holiday (UK) Monday 31 August
Mother’s Day Thursday 15 October
Christmas Eve holiday Thursday 24 December
Christmas holiday Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Monday 28 December

*** Depending upon sighting of the moon

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.