South African High Commission in Lilongwe

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Lilongwe which is the city of Malawi.

The primary purpose of an Embassy is to provide assistance to the citizens who travel or want to live in the host country. You need to have several documents for this purpose, and an embassy provides you all of the consulate services. To visit the embassy, you must make your appointment and choose the date/time that is available on the schedule.

Weather & Time
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Wind 3.6 m/s,  1017 hpa

COVID-19 Statistics - South Africa
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the South African High Commission in Lilongwe could have adjusted its office hours or services. Please do confirm personally.

South Africa Tourists Details
South Africa is a beautiful place to visit. It is quite popular for tourism as it has a number of historical places, and many other spots for tourists. Every year, a number of tourists visit South Africa.

Consular Services
Several consular services are provided by the embassy of South Africa situated in Malawi. These may include visa or passport processing, marriage registration along with document legalization as well. Apart from this, Malawi has a representation in South Africa. The consulate services are granted to visitors from Malawi to South Africa as well as to Afghan citizens in Malawi. These consulate services are listed below:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Notarizing documents
  • Legalization of documents
  • Absentee Tazkera
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

South Africa VISAS
Following are the types of visas provided by this embassy to be used by the citizens:

  • South Africa Tourist Visa
  • Visit Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Study Visa
  • Relatives’ Visa
  • Exchange Visa
  • Retired Persons’ Visa

You can book your appointments to visit the embassy by contacting them through phone call/ email or check schedules on their official website. It is mandatory to contact before visiting the embassy because the office hours may vary.

*Please help us to update with correct information for South African High Commission in Lilongwe, if you find this information is not correct.


Abera Mengistu

Hello, I would like an appointment to consult on my visa application which was submitted Jan 31st for medical treatment in Johannesburg. Please let me know when i can come to your office. kind regards, Abera

Francis Kapiri

Greetings. Am a Malawian studying in South Africa. How much is the study visa application/extension fee currently. My study visa will expire in April 2024. I need to extend so that i am able to register at the beginning of the 2024 Academic year. If possible let me know the Banking details or whether the amount is paid on the spot at the embassy.


Good morning, how much does a work visa cost and what are the requirements besides finding a job in south africa?

Queen Vinkhumbu

Hi I am South African studying in malawi, I do not have a passport as I used a travel document when coming to malawi my South African ID was lost but I do however have the copies I would like to apply for my South African passport


Hello, I am a Nigerian living in Malawi. I need to go for Australian visa capturing iin South Africa. Please do I need a visa and how can I apply?