URGENT: final consular clinics on the 30th November in Durban and in Capetown on the 8th December..................PLEASE NOTE THE MALAWI CONSULATE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON

Authentication of Documents

Requirements for Authentication, certification and translation of Malawi Government Documents

Submit the following:

  • Copy or Original of the Document to be authenticated
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Malawi Resident Permit for Foreign nationals.

 Examples of Malawi documents to be authenticated are:

  1. Birth Certificates
  2. Death Certificates
  3. Passports
  4. Marriage certificates
  5. Drivers’ licences
  6. Motor vehicle registration and licences
  7. Academic certificates from Institutions accredited/recognised by the Malawi government.


The Consulate General is open Mondays to Fridays
Monday 9.00a.m. to 1.00p.m
Tuesday 9.00a.m. to 1.00p.m
Wednesday Closed for out-of-duty station assignments
Thursday 9.00a.m. to 1.00p.m
Friday 9.00a.m. to 12.00p.m

The Malawi Consulate General is closed on both
South African and Malawian public holidays.


Postal address is:

Box 3881

Physical Address:

4 Dodge Street
Woodmead Ext 4
2157, Sandton.

Telephone numbers:

(+27) 11 234 6424
(+27) 11 234 8577
(+27) 11 234 3938
(+27) 11 803 4919

Fax number: 

(+27) 11 807 7790      

Email address: