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 visitor's visas from Malawian citizens and others legally residing in Malawi. We also receive applications for residency permits from Malawian and Zambian citizens and others legally residing in Malawi and Zambia.
The processing time for a visitor's visa is 15 calendar days from the day the Norwegian Embassy receives a complete application. You will receive notification when the application has been processed.
All applicants submit their visa application at the Norway Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe located in Corporate Mall in Paul Kagame Road (next to Road Traffic). Diplomatic passport holders must also apply at the Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe.
Honorable Ministers of the Malawi Cabinet and their accompanying family members; Heads of Diplomatic Missions and their accompanying family members, may still apply at the Royal Norwegian Embassy (ARWA House, City Centre). Please send an e-mail to email@example.com to book an appointment.
Transit at Oslo airport Gardermoen – do you need a transit visa?
Please be aware that some nationals are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit area of Oslo airport. Starting from 24th of August 2018, Turkish nationals will be required to obtain a transit visa when transiting at Oslo airport (Gardemoen)