Processing time

The processing time for applications is normally up to 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the processing time in these cases may be up to 45 calendar days.

In Malawi, you will in most cases get the result of your application within 15 days after the Embassy in Pretoria has received the application. If we have to ask you for additional documents or information, it will take more time to process your application.