Malawi govt adjust 300% permits, citizenship fees

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.table on immigration fees

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.

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Navaya
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Aish its bettr 2 use dollar guy adawo ndiye bola yeni yeni ndimaona ngati ng’ona ndi ng’ona baxe eyi si ng’ona ai anangomba dzinayo kuti ndi muthalika aaaaa si muthalika ai tingowauza america ayitenge dziko baxe osati kuigulisa ai kuwapatsa baxe atenge enkhale yawo bexe

ED
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Actually the rise if fees for NGO’s if over 400%. We pay in Kwacha not dollars and the dollar rate is high now but it changes from time to time. We currently paid K60,000 – so the raise is over 400%. Talk about runaway inflation

Mbanangwa
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I am failing to understand our nation. Bolama fees in secondary schools remain the same.

Kanengo
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Ha, a joke, trying to promote business investment and then screwing around with the permit fees. Let’s be serious guys, Malawi needs to do everything possible to attract investors, not put them off and short-sighted moves like this will only cause these dollars to be invested in our neighbouring countries

Amuna ngunda ngunda,wakumalowa .
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Amuna ngunda ngunda,wakumalowa .

Muwonjezere ndi 100,000 percent , osatinso makwacha ayi koma Naira yaku Enugu.

Kwangwagwa
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Comment number 4 is right. We just have to be using United States Dollar just like the Zimbabwians. Our Kwacha more than necessary becomes kwada. What a currency. If we cannot go for US dollar, then a British Pound would do us good.

Manyonyo Dipa
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Koma kumeneko

victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
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victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi

Let’s not relax laws now, make it easy and sell our land to rich foreigners just to raise temporal finances to have a ‘breather’ at a time of donor inactivity. This is a suicidal ‘squeeze’ action.

ODALA
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Malawi the more things change the more they remain the same.but why?then lets just adopt the zimbabwe style use the US dollar basi nanga tatsalaso pati pamenepa?

Boza twoboo
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Koma ku Nyasaland chili chonse kukwera,,,posachedwapa timva kuti ayamba kudula misonkho ya-minda mamidzimu… Anthu athawile kuti pali ponse kulipira , more to come I can foresee

loveness
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the increment for TEP’s should have been the highest maybe than companies would look into employing local people in good position than bring in expatriates OUR COUNTRY IS A LOOSER

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