When Malawi government al raised passports by about 320 percent it also adjusted upwards the fees for permits and citizenship by an average 366.57 percent effective November 1 2014, according to Immigration spokesperson Martha Gonondo.
The current fees show that Temporary Employment Permit for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is at $500 (K250 000 at K500 per dollar), for religious organisations at $100 (K50 000) while others will pay $1 000 (K500 000).
Before the increase, NGOs were paying K60 000, religious leaders K30 000 and the rest K120 000.
Normal (investments in government priority sectors) business residence permit is at $2 000 (K1 million) while the rest has been pegged at $3 500 (K1 750 000). Initially, both were at K500 000.
Permanent resident permit fee is at $250 (K125 000) for a spouse of a Malawian citizen up from K30 000 while in other areas it is $2 500 (K1 250 000) up from K300 000.
On citizenship, included are applications by Commonwealth citizens, spouse of a Malawian citizen by registration, Stateless and alien for naturalisation.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :