Malawi High Commission-United Kingdom

Malawi on the Map

The High Commission is accredited not only to The United Kingdom but also to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. It also covers international organisations based in the United Kingdom and the other countries of accreditation. The role of the mission is, therefore, to strengthen Malawi’s bilateral and multilateral relations with the countries and international organisations which it covers. In this respect, it promotes trade, investment, tourism, development assistance and humanitarian support. It also provides consular services to Malawians and to foreign nationals. One function which has become increasingly important is engagement with the diaspora and charities. Some of the mission’s work is supported by Malawi’s Honorary Consuls, especially in the countries to which it is accredited on a non-residential basis.

Against this background, you will find, on this website, a wide range of information on Malawi, its trade and investment prospects, its tourism and travel, visa and other consular services and its engagement with the Malawi diaspora and charities. There is also information regarding relations between Malawi and The United Kingdom, the other countries of accreditation and the international organisations which the mission covers. The site further provides links to websites of some public and private organisations in Malawi.

All Malawian citizens and permanent residents in The United Kingdom and other countries of accreditation are encouraged to register with the High Commission. This can be done by completing the Registration Form available on this website, either on-line or physically.


TEL: +44(0) 20 7421 6010 | FAX: +44(0) 20 7831 9273


Malawi UN Mission

The Permanent Mission of Republic of Malawi to the United Nations
Mission History:
Membership in Commissions and Boards
General Assembly
Vice President of the 58th Regular Session of the General Assembly

Economic and Social Council and its functional Commissions
Member of the Economic and Social Council -1980 – 1982, 2007- 2009
Member of the Commission for Social Development- 1997- 2000
Member of the Commission on Human Rights -1994-1996
Member of the Commission on Narcotic drugs – 1980-1983
Member of the Commission on population and Development- 1967-1968, 1978-1981, 1986-1989, 1998-2001
Member of the Commission on Sustainable Development -1993-1995, 2008-2010
Member of the Commission on Status of Women – 2000-2004

United Nations Funds, Programmes and other bodies
Member of the UNICEF Executive Board 1970-1973, 2004-2006, 2011-2013
Member of the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Boards 2007-2009
Member of the United Nations Environment Programme- 1973-1974,1979-1981, 1998-2001
Member of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) 1979-1981, 1986-2000, 2003-2006
Member of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme 2003-2005 (Elected by ECOSOC)
Member of the International Labour Organization 19910-1993, 2002-2005
Member of the Food and Agricultural Organization 1975-1978, 1983-1985
UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization -1987-1991, 1999-2003
Member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization- 1973-1976, 1987-1990

866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 486, New York, N.Y. 10017
Phone: +1 212-317-8738
Fax: +1 212-317-8729

Malawi Embassy in the USA Washington DC

DC Malawi Embassy

General Information

The Embassy is headed by the Ambassador who is a representative of the president of the Republic of Malawi. Together with other diplomatic members of staff, the Ambassador conducts official business of the Government of the Malawi in the United States of America. The main duties and services of the Embassy are as follows:

  • To facilitate and coordinate economic activities relating to trade, investment and tourism in the United States, and other accredited countries which are;the Bahamas, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Mexico & Puerto Rico.
  • To facilitate the mobilization of aid and technical assistance from the United States of America and all the Embassy’s accredited countries.
  • To issue passports or other travel documents to Malawian nationals as well as to foreign nationals wishing to visit or reside in Malawi.
  • To meet with nationals on matters affecting their social well-being. Make regular visits to communities where nationals reside to listen to their concerns and address these needs where possible.
  • To assist nationals who have been arrested or incarcerated and make notification as required.
  • To notarize/authenticate legal documents for Malawian nationals and companies doing business in Malawi.

Malawi Embassy
2408 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington DC, 20008

TEL:: 202-721-0270
FAX: 202-721-0288