All passport enquiries: call between 1pm to 4pm strictly on working days

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: