British High Commission Lilongwe

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

In observance of the John Chilembwe Day Holiday in Malawi, the High Commission will be closed on Monday, 15 January 2018. See below for the 2018 full holiday list. For consular assistance during holidays dial +44 1908 516666.

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 2019

Holiday Day Date
New Year’s Day Monday 1 January
Chilembwe Day Tuesday 15 January
Day off in lieu of Martyrs’ Day Monday 4 March
Good Friday Friday 19 April
Easter Monday Monday 22 April
Labour Day Wednesday 1 May
UK spring Bank Holiday Monday 27 May
Day off in lieu of Independence Day Monday 8 July
Eid al Fitr TBC* TBC*
August Bank Holiday (UK) Monday 26 August
Mother’s Day Tuesday 15 October
Christmas Eve holiday Tuesday 24 December
Christmas holiday Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December

*** Depending upon sighting of the moon