Malawi government goes online on visa application

Immigration department says visa would now be granted online by November end, saying this will help boost tourism in the country.

Chauwa: Visa application online by Novemebr

Immigration department spokesperson Joseph Chauwa said the rolling out of the online visa is a milestone in the country’s history, saying tourists will now be able to apply for visa and where applicable pay for the visa online.

“Our contractors, Technobrain are working round the clock to ensure that the facility is rolled out by the end of November,” he said.

He said consultants were working with the contractor to ensure that the facility is the best ever, saying tourists will now be able to apply, pay and get their visas in the comfort of their offices, homes or wherever they may be.

This comes at a time when the ministry of Tourism has said visa fees will now be brought down after complaints from tourists that visas are more expensive in Malawi than other countries in the region.

Malawi is touted as one of the best tourist destinations in the Sadc region with the fresh water Lake Malawi and the third largest mountain in Africa, Mulanje mountain as well as the warm and friendly people.

 

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Adzonzi
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Adzonzi

Visa to US is K120, 000

Gwamula
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Gwamula

Lets hope applicant’s financial and personal details will be secured

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Why visas for Africans visiting fellow Africans in the first place. Americans don’t need visas to travel within the many states in America; the Europeans don’t need visas to travel within the many European countries (EU countries). Here we are imposing visa restrictions on fellow Africans. Where is the sense in that logic. Countries which are serious about attracting tourists have opened their borders even RSA is now reviewing there visa restrictions on a number of countries. Now given a choice between Malawi or RSA where do you think tourists would opt to go. Is that rocket science?

john telford
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john telford

I would never put my personal details and bank card details on a Malawian site they would attempt to empty it straight away

Mfumu
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Mfumu

There is no Internet fraud in Malawi maybe you are talking of Nigeria. Check with the Malawian authorities, you will amazed to find no serious cases of online fraud

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