Malawi Chief Immigration Officer Medi promises more reformed services

In an effort to provide reformed immigration services, the Malawi Immigration Department will roll out the Passport Issuance registration process system in six sites as a pilot phase in Mangoch, Salima, Mzimba, Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre.

Medi: Chief Immigration Officer

Medi: Chief Immigration Officer

The system will be rolled out in collaboration with the Malawi Posts Cooperation with support from the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra).

This, according to Chief Immigration Officer, Masauko Medi, is in line with Public Reforms being championed by State Vice President Saulos Chilima.

The Department also launched SMS Passport Enquiry Service through which passport applicants can enquire progress of their passport applications by sending the barcode number to 343 for Airtel subscribers at the moment.

“It is also worth noting that the process aimed at computerizing the Permit Issuance System has commenced. Meanwhile, procurement of consultancy services for a review of the permit issuance procedures is underway with support from the World Bank.

“It is expected that the project will streamline permit application and issuance processes thereby creating an enabling environment for investment and socio-economic development,” said Medi.

He also said they are finalizing the development of an electronic Visa Issuance System (E-visa) which, accoridng to him, will allow application of visas online from anywhere across the globe.

“Furthermore, the rolling out of Integrated Border Control System project which is aimed at automating all Immigration Border Posts is on course. The initial processes in readiness for computerization of Mwanza Immigration Border Post are currently underway whilst Kamuzu and Chileka International Airports were already automated,” said Medi.

He said the Department is committed to providing efficient and effective services to the public.

The most recent reform realized at the Department is decentralization of passport printing to Lilongwe and Mzuzu regional offices which has seen decongestion of Blantyre office, which was the sole printing office.

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16 thoughts on “Malawi Chief Immigration Officer Medi promises more reformed services”

  1. GLAD says:

    AYI NDITHU.

  2. Angoni Apaphata Ife says:

    Wada hero

  3. Kenneth duwa says:

    We apply 4 ur department y u dot wot 2 release de names who r supposed 2 attend interview. U see dat u r underpanic bt u wot 2 utilise bribery & nepotism. Bear in mind dat late on God’ll punish u coz u ve misconduct. 2much cheatng us

  4. Cash Gate says:

    dandaulo, passport yolipila chaka chatha august siikutuluka, chimavuta ndi chani kuti isatuluke? anthu akuba inu kwambiri,

  5. fundo says:

    Good concept

  6. mjiba says:

    congrats Medi keep it up

  7. The real Ujeni says:

    Mungoti automation will be implemented at Mwanza border, what about Songwe border, it handles a lot of traffic too. We have serious mental deficiency in Malawi, first we allocate K500m for a dancing hall next we don’t bother upgrading a busy border post.

  8. phwiyonaire says:

    In LL, urgent passports still taking 5 weeks to come out instead of less than 1 week. One wonders what was the point of hiking the fee.

  9. charles says:

    Inde siyani kumeta anthu

  10. Ntchona says:

    That is a modern official who understands what is happening in the world today. Citizens of Malawi want to hear officials stepping up to the plate. Just by doing this we will attract tourists to our country and that in return will bring the much needed foreign cash. Come on now lets clap hands for him. Other Departments can you emulate?

  11. moya says:

    They simply have spread katangale but thats fair atleast adye ndi ambiri sopano.

  12. ninkuuzeni says:

    kodi munangoti u will recruit immigration officers until when? a medi pangani
    zotithandiza

  13. Kenkkk says:

    Decentralization of printing and issuing of passports is very good news and welcome. Well done govt.

  14. CHEJALI says:

    Good newz ma bro medi sinthani zinthu kumeneko akuba anawonjeza

  15. omer says:

    Thanks mr chief that you people’s are serious we need speed in our department specially passport permit and visa is also good to know that you are issue online visa and applicants get visa on line.very good

  16. SandraC says:

    Inu a Immigration chonde siyani kuliza amalawi. inu munthu walipira ndalama kuti mumpangire passport ndiye ayendere 10times only to be told in the end kuti passport yake inatengedwa kale….Akumatengayo akumakuwonetsani chani popeza receipt la umboni limakhala kuti liri ndi mwini wake wabwerayo…mpaka kumuuza munthu kuti inasasainiridwa kale imeneyo…really??. ma officer a immigration musamale ili ndi dziko limazungulira

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