The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services falls under the Ministry of Homeland Security of the Republic of Malawi.It is mandated to provide quality services to the general public in areas of border control, issuance of travel documents, residential and work permits, Visas and Citizenship to eligible persons.


  • To issue Travel documents to eligible people in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
  • To process and issue Malawi Citizenship, Residence and Work Permits, and Visas in accordance with the existing policies.
  • To monitor, track, apprehend, deport and repatriate illegal immigrants in order to promote security of the country and safeguard jobs for natives.
  • To control people entering and exiting the country in order to uphold the security of the state.

For more information on how you can access their services, visit their website on through the following link: