Malawi goes e-passport January 2020

Malawi goes e-passport in January as it rolls out new electronic passport at a fee of US$100.

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Immigration department spokesperson Joseph Chauwa says the usual passport booklets will now be phased out in line with international standards.

“All passport holders and new applicants will pay US$100 to secure the e-passport,” said Chauwa.

Chauwa said the new e-passport is in accordance with new international regulations.

The introduction of the e-passports comes barely months after the Immigration department also introduced e-visa which enables tourists and other travellers to Maawi to apply for their visa through online in the comfort of their offices or homes.

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JSCP
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JSCP

Where were these so called “International regulations” all along? I can see, we are being taken for granted. These people, Chauwa and the group, don’t have remorse for the poor Malawians who are exploited day and night economically, politically etc etc. We, Malawians, have our own currency and here you are giving us a foreign currency in a figure which is unknown to us thus absurdity of highest degree. Greedy leaders are seen by their fruits, love of money in the name of international regulations without even citing the source shame on you immigration officers and any perpetrators of the… Read more »

kondanani
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kondanani

ndekuba tikuona bambo kumeko, mudzapangako chinthu chanji chokomela Amalawi? kumangotikhomelela basi , siziyeni mmene zililimo ndipo longosolani sofuna za anthu, basi zimimbazo muzingotupa nokha polani moto

Achiswe'.'
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This change is not indicative of development. We continue to suffer an unreliable electricity supply, poor water and sanitation, poor roads, low education, lack of drugs and medicine, poor housing, etc. etc. etc Get the priorities right, please.

mmmm
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mmmm

why quoting the money in dollars? we use Malawi kwacha(mwk),,thats our currency code .Do you think abale anga aku Bolero aziwa kuti us$100 ndichani? Penapake school a Malawi yakupangisani kuyiwala abale anu. Do not feel so important than others.

Evance
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Evance

zimenezo ndizopanda mzelu mmalo mothana ndi mavuto azachuma mukufuna mubele anthu ndalama

Hamis Muhammad
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Hamis Muhammad

Hoops!!
my malawi where are you going
Think about poor people

Makape
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Makape

can we get our priorities right for once! we have so many pressing issues such: as poverty, lack of basic needs, corruption, poor infrastructure, unreliable electricity and clean water supply etc. etc, can we worry about these first

Hamis Muhammad
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Hamis Muhammad

Absolutely correct we must worry first about poor infrastructure and unreliable electricity
I think this government is fond of money nothing else they don’t care about poor people perhaps I might say so

Marvin Chasweka
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Marvin Chasweka

Our readers r evil, they don’t even think of the poor but taking what so ever the poor has and put in their accounts……..they will answer for this

Gongoni Wakuda
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Gongoni Wakuda

Say DPP leadership is evil

Concerned Malawian
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Concerned Malawian

I quote your statement “Chauwa said the new e-passport is in accordance with new international regulations….” end quote. You would at least point one ‘international regulation’ that stipulates anything related to that. That development is nonsense with the current state of the country. Zazzii.

People at offices are thieves really.

And oh, before I forget, Nyasatimes, I wrote an extension that disables your “You Can Not Save images!” and “Context Menu disabled!” thing. It’s annoying, why would you do that? I can copy, select text and even save images when I need to.

Don’t do that.

H v/s J
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He want to collect Malawian money to put in dollars so tha when he going after loose a government it must be easy to take the money

Square
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Square

Why should the price be in US$ as if we do not have our own currency? This is foolishness. Let’s use the currency of Malawi nation.

hgfg
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hgfg

you pay in the local currency boss

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

WE KNOW THAT, THE STUPIDITY HERE IS FLUCTUATION THAT WILL FOLLOW THE ‘BENCHMARKING’ OF USD100 – THE SAME GOVT PROHIBITS QUOTING IN FOREGIGN CURRENCY, AND WHAT IS THE SAME GOVT DOING TO MALAWIANS (WHO WILL BE THE PASSPORT HOLDERS)?????