Visitor’s visa and residence permit

A visitor's visa allows you to stay in Norway or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe receives applications for visas and residency permits from Malawian citizens and others legally residing in Malawi.



Holders of service passports or ordinary passports submit their visa application at Norway Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe.

Holders of diplomatic passports submit their application at the visa section at the Embassy. Opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 09:00-10:00. Please send an e-mail to to book an appointment.