How to Apply for Citizenship or Naturalization of Aliens In Malawi

Apply for Citizenship or Naturalization of Aliens In Malawi By Yourself

  1. The applicant needs to choose applications forms to obtain Malawian nationality from Department of Immigration Republic of Malawi. Contacts Link
  2. Or download the form from here: [ Application Form]
  3. The applicant must fill out the application form in the correct manner and provide complete information.
  4. Then, send the application form along with the necessary documents to the immigration headquarters or regional offices for in-migration.
  5. The applicant needs to fill out the form along with the appropriate processing fee.
  6. At the end of the processing process the applicant could be called for an interview.
  7. If they are satisfied, the authorities will accept the application.
  8. The applicant will be notified that the application has been accepted.
  9. The application processing can take between 30 or 60 days.

Required Documents For Apply for Citizenship or Naturalization of Aliens

  • A completed Application form.
  • Original copies of Valid passports.

Office Locations and Contacts

Department Of Immigration Republic Of MalawiBlantyre – Immigration Headquarters
PO Box 331.
Contact Information: Link
Blantyre, Malawi
Telephone No: 01823777

Lilongwe- – Immigration Office-Lilongwe
PO Box No-1272, Lilongwe, Malawi
No. of the phone: 01759270.

Mzuzu-Immigration Office-Mzuzu
PO Box No-600, Mzuzu, Malawi
Telephone No. 01311474


Anyone who is not a commonwealth citizen who has resided in Malawi for more than seven years is qualified to request Malawi citizenship.


  • Registration : Malawian Kakwa 500,000
  • Naturalisation : Malawian Kakwa 500, 000
  • Citizenship Processing Fee: Malawian Kakwa 10, 000


Malawian citizens are valid for a lifetime until it is cancelled from the authorities.

Documents to Utilize

Formula F: Link

Processing Time

It takes 30 to 60 day or more to process the application to become a citizen of Malawi.


  • Citizenship is based on Malawi Citizenship Act, dated July 6 in 1966.
  • Citizenship applications are processed in the Department of Immigration.

Requirements Information

  • Addresses and full names written in block capitals.
  • The birthplace and the date of birth.
  • The profession or job.
  • The present citizenship or nationality.
  • Date of entry to Malawi to be able to establish a normal residence.
  • Present Passport details.
  • Marital status.
  • There are many languages spoken.
  • Information about any criminal proceedings initiated on the candidate at any point within any nation.

The Document is required

  • Malawian citizenship is possible after the fulfillment of one of the conditions listed below:
A person of African ethnicity or holds Commonwealth or Malawian connection, has spent for five years in Malawi and has a sufficient understanding of English. English language, plans to remain permanently in Malawi and is renouncing prior citizenship.

External Links




Leave a Comment