CONSULAR CLINICS: Gaborone Botswana 28th August 2021 9:30am Maam Stellar on top of Debonairs, Main Mall, Gaborone-----Durban 4th September 2021 Denis Hurley Centre, 2 Cathedral Road, Durban, Diagonally opposite IPCI Building, next to Grey Street Mosque.

Overview of the investment process in Malawi

*Malawi Investment Act encourages foreign companies to invest in any sector in Malawi.
*Manufacturing activities do not require an industrial licence except for a few industries whose operations pose health, environmetntal, and safety concerns.
Incorporation of a company takes a maximum of 7 working days.
*The investment licence takes 10 calendar days when approved by the Investment Approval Committee.
*The minimum investment threshold is US$ 50,000.00 in order to be eligible for a Business Residence Permit (BRP).
*In applying for a BRP, the investor has to submit application forms in duplicate, two passport size photographs, project proposal, police clearance from last country of residence and processing fees of MK 10,000.00. Upon approval of the BRP application, the investor has to pay MK 500,000.00 as issurance fees.
*The investor has to submit to the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC), a comprehensive project proposal and/or business plan together with the application forms.
*The incorporated company is required to register its amount of capital inflow with the Reserve Bank of Malawi (the country’s Central Bank) through the respective commercial bank in Malawi.
*Companies are also required to register with the Commissioner of Taxes for the payment of taxes.
*Temporary Employment Permit application procedure


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 6421
(+27) 11 234 8577
(+27) 11 234 3938
(+27) 11 234 3934
(+27) 11 803 4919

Fax number: 

(+27) 11 807 7790      

Email address: