About Us Visa Services

High Commission of India

Lilongwe (Malawi)

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Visa Services: Overview

Receipt of applications

Working Days - 9.00am to 11.00am

Delivery of documents

Working Days - 3.00pm to 4.30pm

                                           
                 IMPORTANT NOTE


  • All visa applicants need to fill up only online visa applications for getting a regular Indian visa or e-visa in Malawi. No manual/hand-written applications for Indian visa will be accepted


  • Applicants would require filling up online visa application through the Indian Visa Portal https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ and can select Regular/Paper Visa or e-Visa.


  • The detailed information may be accessed from High Commission website: www.hcililongwe.gov.in. (The instructions to fill up online Indian Visa Application Form are given at ANNEXURE ‘A’ at the end of the page.)


  • Fill the online application form completely with all correct details and previous visa details if visited India before. Sign the form and attach two colour photographs (51mmx51mm) and documents as specified below. Applicant must visit personally at the Consular Section to submit the application during consular hours.


  • It must be ensured that the photo with white background and as per specifications below is uploaded while applying the online visa application and two same photos are attached with the application.
  • All Visa Fees are accepted ONLY in Cash and Malawian Kwacha.  For Fees of Visa Services, please click the link: Visa Fees
  • Visa fee paid is non-refundable. High Commission reserves the right to decline any Visa even if visa fee has been paid. Payment of fee does not guarantee issuance of visa.
  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months otherwise applicant needs to renew his/her foreign passport before applying for Indian visa.
  • The applicant has to come personally to submit Visa Application at High Commission as BIO-METRIC ENROLLMENT (Capture of Finger Prints/Photo) of the Visa applicant is mandatory.
  • Processing time for visa applications is normally 3 (three) working days but in certain cases, it may take longer. Applicants are requested to apply well in advance for visa before their scheduled travel.
  • Original documents will be returned after verification at the counter.  Additional documents may be sought and a personal interview may be warranted, in certain cases.
  • Validity of Visa is from the date of its issue.

  • If visa applicant is not normally resident in Malawi or if he/she does not hold a Malawian passport, visa processing may take longer time. Visa fee may also differ in such cases and additional documents may be sought.

  • For registration information relating to Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Office (FRO), please contact – www.immigrationindia.nic.in

  • Phone Number for enquiry:

    +265 (0) 1755348 & 1755337 (Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm)


 

TOURIST VISA:

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Proof of proposed dates of travel such as air ticket and hotel bookings;

iv) Bank statements with sufficient funds availability.

v) Letter from sponsor in India with his/her passport copy who is inviting to visit India.


TRANSIT VISA:

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

(ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

(iii) Copy of air ticket;

(iv) Proof of travel to India and onward journey from India.

A Transit Visa is normally issued with Single Entry, 15 days validity with maximum stay of 3 days.


MEDICAL VISA:

Applicants who need to undergo urgent medical treatment in India for serious illness can apply for medical visa.

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Letter of invitation from an approved Hospital / Doctor in India with details of medical treatment/illness, duration of treatment and estimated cost of treatment;

iv) Medical reports from approved Hospital / Doctor in Malawi with referral letter for taking treatment in India;

v) Proof of availability of sufficient funds for stay in India including the expenses for medical treatment by producing documents such as Bank statement, Salary certificate, sponsorship letter, medical insurance etc.;

vi) Booking of air-tickets to and from India.


CONFERENCE VISA:

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Letter of Invitation in the name of the applicant from organizers in India;

iv) Clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs of India if the organiser is a non government organisation.

v) Letter from the organization or company in Malawi where the applicant is working.

vi) Return Air tickets


STUDENT VISA:

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Letter of Admission (original + photocopy) from a registered Indian educational institution;

iv) A letter of financial support from the parent/Guardian accompanied by a Bank Guarantee/Certificate;

v) Evidence of transfer of adequate Funds for at least 4 months sustenance in India or travellers cheque;

vi) Original and photocopies of Education qualification documents / certificates of applicant.

In case of medical/ paramedical education, a ‘No Objection Letter’ from the Ministry of Health, Government of India is also required to be furnished. Maximum of three entries are allowed in a year. Visa holders are required to register with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) within 14 days of arrival in India. A Student Visa is issued with validity for duration of study or up to the maximum validity of five years.


EMPLOYMENT VISA:

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Appointment/Employment letter along with letter for visa request from the Indian employer;

iv) Employment Contract with remuneration details and other job conditions from the employer in India.

v) Minimum salary: US$ 25,000 per annum (Except for ethnic cooks, language teachers, (other than English language teachers)/translators);


ENTRY VISA:

Documents required with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Proof of Indian origin / relation.

An Entry Visa may be granted to a person of Indian origin (who is not a holder of PIO/OCI cards) or for a specific purpose not covered under other categories of visas.


JOURNALIST VISA :

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Invitation Letter from Media Company in India stating their purpose and duration of visit

iv) Copy of applicant's accreditation;

v) Recommendation letter from Media Company in Malawi

vi)  A detailed synopsis of the documentary

vii) Details of location and a tentative schedule.

viii) Details regarding the producers and the production company

ix) A declaration to be submitted at the Consular Section.


RESEARCH VISA:

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Research project draft

iv) Original letter of admission from a recognized Indian University/Institute;

v) Affidavit of financial support;

It is a mandatory requirement for all Foreigners arriving on Research Visa to register themselves with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) within 14 days of arrival in India.


PROJECT VISA:

Documents required:

i) Filled-in and signed visa application form with clear copy of passport and Indian visas issued if any;

ii) Two recent colour photographs as per specification- Photo Specifications

iii) Letter from Indian company awarding contract to foreign company, specifying details about the foreign company, project (including location, duration), total number of workers (highly skilled/skilled/semi-skilled) required to be sent by foreign company to India;

iv) Letter from Applicant’s Employer (brief description of its projects in India, nature of work in India);



ANNEXURE-A

High Commission of India, Lilongwe

Process for filling up online Indian Visa Application Form

STEP-1) Go to Website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

STEP-2) Click on “Regular Visa Application” or "e-Visa" as applicable

STEP-3) Select the Country MALAWI& Name of Indian Mission “MALAWI-LILONGWE” and fill details (Nationality, Date of Birth, E-mail, Expected Date of arrival in India, Visa Type, Purpose) & click ‘Continue

STEP-4) Please note "Temporary ID No." and fill "Applicant Details and Passport Details" & click ‘Save and Continue’.

STEP-5) Fill "Address Details, Family Details and Profession/Occupation Details" & clickSave and Continue’

STEP-6) Fill "Details of Visa Sought, Previous Visa/Currently Valid Visa Details and Reference Details" & clickSave and Continue’

STEP-7) Upload Photograph (JPEG Format, Size between 10kb and 1mb, Minimum Dimension 350x350 pixels, White background photograph)"& clickSave and Continue’ as per specifications:
Photo Specifications

STEP-8) System will ask the applicant to CONFIRM DETAILS& if you need to edit details click Modify’ otherwise clickVerified and Continue’

STEP-9) After filling the form and submitting it, the System shall automatically generate an Application ID No. MWILVxxxxxxx. Keep this Application ID for further communications with the High Commission. Applicant can print/re-print registered application with this Application ID No.

STEP-10) Take the print out of the submitted online application form and submit the form along with supporting documents & prescribed fees, at the High Commission.

Note:- i) The online Indian visa site (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/) is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (Windows) version 9.0 and above.

ii) The applicant must also have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher installed on your PC in order to download and print the completed application form.

iii) The applicant has to come personally to submit Visa Application at High Commission as BIOMETRIC ENROLLMENT (Capture of Finger Prints/Photo) of the Visa applicant is mandatory.

iii) Upon receipt of the visa application, High Commission requires a minimum of three working days to process the case and issue a visa depending upon the nationality and excluding special cases.

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Updated on 16.10.2020