Malawi new passport fees roll out: Minister Dausi directs 100 percent increment

Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services is finally moving from the machine readable zone (MRZ) passports to electronic passports (e-passports)  along with new fees effective next week Tuesday, January 14 2019, it has been confirmed.

Homeland Security Minister Nicholas Dausi has directed that issuance and renewal of an ordinary passport be pegged at K90 000 from the current K48 500.
Malawian passport:  Almost 100 percent increment in fees for processing it

Immigration Department spokesperson Joseph Chauwa said  the e-passport is aimed at meeting International Civil Aviation Organisation security requirements which seek to enhance security.

He said the department has suspended recipient of passport applications which will resume on the 13th of January.

“The department is tirelessly working on the changes.  We are only implementers, so the new fees you have seen on the gazette is what we are going to implement you can find out more details to treasury,” he said.

In a Government gazette dated December 27 2019, Homeland Security Minister Nicholas Dausi has directed that issuance and renewal of an ordinary passport be pegged at K90 000 from the current K48 500 – almost 100 percent increment.

Replacement of an ordinary passport with 36 pages, according to the gazette, is now at K150 0000 while issuance of an express passport is pegged at K180 000 from K68 500, representing 262 percent increase.

Reads the Government Gazette: “In exercise of the powers conferred by section 40 of the Immigration Act, I, Nicholas Dausi, Minister of Homeland Security, make the following Regulations; These regulations may be cited as the Immigration [Amendment] Citation Regulations, 2019.

“The Immigration Regulations are amended by repealing the Fourth Schedule and replacing it with the new Schedule—Ordinary Passport, 32 paged booklet [a] Issuance of an ordinary passport K90 000; [b] Renewal of an ordinary passport K90 000; [c] Replacement of an ordinary passport K150 000; [d] Issuance of an express passport K180 000.”

Issuance and renewal of an ordinary passport with 46-pages will now cost K130 000; while replacement of an ordinary passport with 46 pages, and the express ordinary passport will cost K180 000. A certificate of identity travel document has moved from K10 000to K20 000.

Issuance and renewal of a 36 paged booklet- Passport for children under 10 years is now at K80 000 while replacement will cost K100 000.

An electronic passport, or e-passport, is the same as a traditional passport with the addition of a small integrated circuit (or “chip”) embedded in one of the covers or pages.

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Hmariwa
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Hmariwa

Even a dausi adali ndani galimoto yawo yokankha ndipo angakhale ku embassy mwana wao samaiwako. koma ndi ndiziku ili

che nnungu
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Agalu a DPP mwatikwana kwambiri. Stupid motherfuckers

MORCY B
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MORCY B

Eish… 90pin its too much… mufuna tisamapite kunja kodi?

Lazarus Kappata Njikho
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Lazarus Kappata Njikho

Agalu kwabasi … DPP is useless fotseck go back kumene munachoka mwatikwana

Mr R
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Mr R

It means ministers in Malawi they don’t have humanity and common sense and they’re educated to killing people, Malawi it be poor ever and ever people they don’t have freedom and government they don’t listen to his people

Kapado Chimulirenji
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All along the Government has been telling us that the price of a passport would be USD100. This amount of money is equivalent to MK72.000. I am so shocked that the price has been raised further to MK90,000. Is Dausi telling us that MK90,000 equal to USD100? The moment I heard the price of passports quoted in US dollars, I knew something was fishy because the law, does not allow us to trade in foreign currency. It is the same Government which discourages businesses to trade in foreign currency within the Malawi borders.

patric
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patric

Apa boma ndiye siridaganizire anthu.Anthu ndalama zonsezi akazitenga kuti.Poti anthu ambiri ku south africa amalandira R400 or R500 per week which K20,000 and K25,000 respectively.How are they going to pay for these passports like this.Politicians must find out and think before they do things.I think this was done without proper research and consultations with the stakeholders involved in this matter.Kupita kunja doesnt mean someone is going to make money.

Matokoso
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Matokoso

Ndalota passport ili pa 20000 koma yogwira ntchito usiku basi

Patrique
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Patrique

Kkkkk

Sherman Jaco
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Sherman Jaco

Kkkkk

Alex mgeni
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Alex mgeni

A chataika ndinu mlomwe opusatu

John Gray Gufa
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John Gray Gufa

Amene safuna kutuluka kuja azikalima kumudzi . shit zanu. Osatinyasa ife amene sitinalotepo zotuluka kunja.