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Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Malawi

Travel to the EU from Malawi

The EU Member States represented in Malawi handle visa applications for Malawian and other citizens. Which Embassy you should contact will depend on which EU Member State you intend to visit, but also on your intended length of stay. Since 5 April 2010 the EU applies a common Visa Code which covers visas issued for the purpose of short stays.

Malawi is among the countries whose nationals are required to be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders of the EU Member States, with the exception of the Republic of Ireland. The EU Member States represented in or accredited to Malawi handle visa applications for Malawian nationals or other citizens residing in Malawi. Which Embassy you should contact depends on which EU Member State you intend to visit, but also on your intended length of stay. 'Short-term visas' are for stays up to 90 days, 'long-term visas' for stays that exceed 90 days.

Malawian nationals and other citizens residing in Malawi who wish to apply for a short- or long-term visa to the UK, Ireland or Germany should contact the British High Commission to Malawi, the Irish Embassy in Lilongwe, or the German Embassy in Lilongwe, respectively.
Short-term visa applications for Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are handled by the German Embassy in Lilongwe. 

Short-term-visa applications for Denmark, Finland and Sweden are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe.

For visas to all other EU Member States you have to contact the relevant EU Member State's Honorary Consul in Malawi or the competent Embassy in a neighbouring country.

EU legislation in relation to visas for the purpose of 'long stays' remains a matter of national competence. Therefore, if you are planning to stay longer than 90 days, you have to contact the relevant EU Member State's Honorary Consul in Malawi or the competent Embassy in a neighbouring country.

EU Visa Code

On 5 April 2010 the EU Visa Code came into force. The Visa Code covers visas issued for the purpose of short stays. It gathers into a single document all legal provisions governing decisions on visas. It increases transparency, develops legal security, and ensures equal treatment of applicants while harmonising rules and practices for the 'Schengen States' and its associated states.

In accordance with the Schengen Agreement of 1985, the Schengen area represents a territory where the free movement of persons is guaranteed. The Schengen States have abolished all internal borders in favour of a single external border. Common rules and procedures are applied with regard to visas for short stays, asylum requests and border controls.

Simultaneously, to guarantee security within the Schengen area, cooperation and coordination between police services and judicial authorities have been stepped up. The UK and Ireland (together with Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania) are among those EU members that do not partake fully in the Schengen cooperation. Conversely, three non-EU members (Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) partake in Schengen via an agreement drawn up for this purpose.

IRELAND

Address: 
Embassy of Ireland
ARWA House
P/Bag A48
City Centre
Lilongwe 3
Tel.: +265 (0)1 776 405 / 416 / 417
Fax: +265 (0)1 776 401
E-mail: irishembassylilongwe@gmail.com

GERMANY

Address: 
Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Convention Drive
PO Box 30046
Lilongwe 3
Malawi
Tel.: +265 (0)1 772 555
Fax: +265 (0)1 770 250
E-mail: germanemb@malawi.net

UNITED KINGDOM

Address: 
British High Commission
Area 40, Plot 3
Lilongwe 3
Malawi
Tel.: +265 (0)1 772 400 / 123 / 683 / 112 / 701
Fax: +265 (0)1 772 657
E-mail: bhclilongwe@fco.gov.uk

 

Honorary Counsellors

Austria 
Mr. Bruno Kloser
Tel: +265 (0)1 761 443
Postal Address: Nyassa Air Taxi, P.O. Box 1527, Lilongwe
 
Belgium 
Mr. R.M. Francisco
Tel: +265 (0)9 940 090, +265 (0)1 753 834
E-mail: consubel@malawi.net 
Postal address: PO Box 124, Lilongwe

Finland 
Ms Zaida Costantini
E- mail: zaidacostantini@gmail.com
 
France
Luc Deschamps
Tel: +265 999 919 056
Blantyre address: PO Box 1740, Blantyre
 
Greece 
Mr. H. Kavorides
Tel: +265 884 592 873, +265 999 914 084
 
Ireland
Mr. Sean O'Neil
Tel: +265 1 821 955/+265 888 960 038
Blantyre

Italy 
Mr. Eugenio Sabelli
Tel: +265 (0)8 822 346
E- mail: sabelli@globemw.net 
Postal address: PO Box 40 Lilongwe

Netherlands
Mr. Bouke Bijl
Tel: +265 888 824 370, Lilongwe
E-mail: dutchconsulatemw@gmail.com
 
Portugal 
Mr. Gilberto Rodrigues
Tel: +265 (0)1 776 520
E-mail: gilbertor@tutamail.com
Lilongwe
 
Slovakia 
Mr. D.S. Bapu
T el: +265 (0)1 824 820
E-mail: dsbapu@africa-online.net,  corplaw@sdnp.org.mw 
Postal address: PO Box 1042, Blantyre
 
Spain 
Mrs. Maria Soriano-Giannakis
Tel: +265 (0)999 846 081, +265 (0)1 795 474
E-mail: mgiannakis@farmersworld.net 
Postal address: PO Box 2306 Lilongwe
 
UK
Krishna Savjani
Tel: +265 824 555
Postal address: P.O. Box 2790, Blantyre
 
Swiss
Ralf Ossmann
Tel: +265 1 712 222
Lilongwe
 
 

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