Staying longer than 90 days/visa extension
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 25, 2012 9:48 PM Last Post By: oldrifter
Aug 20, 2012 9:29 PM
Staying longer than 90 days/visa extensionI have searched for visa extension on forum and cannot find answer to this question: How can you stay in Malawi for a period of time longer than 90 days? Leave country and return(border run) or???
Edited by: oldrifter
Aug 21, 2012 1:09 AM
1This info is from 2010/11 so check if anything has changed.
You get 30 days on entry (they would never give longer though I did always ask). You can then extend twice each for a further 30 days (it used to cost MK 5,000). After 90 days you do have to leave the country. Which is a good excuse for a trip to South Luangwa.
Aug 21, 2012 5:12 AM
2Hi again, Itchyfeet! The prices in Malawi look doable on $900/ mo. Is it easy to find monthly rentals?
When you leave do you have to stay away for 90 days like Thailand? What is good about South Luangwa.? No visa for USA?
Want to stay past the end of the Mayan Calender on Dec 21. Purportedly, Africa is the safest continent to theorized world cataclysms. Where are the sturdiest caves in Malawi?
Aug 21, 2012 9:36 AM
3Hi Oldrifter, no probs, just leave the country for a day or two, then you can go back in. As said, 30days on arrival, extend by 30 days x 2 at 5000mk a time, (may increase due to devaluation, but no indication that this is imminent), ensure you apply for the extension a few days before expiry, as you must have the extension in place BEFORE expiry, no guarantee that it will be granted, BUT it always is as long as you have been behaving yourself! There are immigration offices in all the main centres. There are well known caves at Chingoni, a word heritage site. Safaris to S Luangwa are available from outfitters in country, there are often specials offered, providing transport by road, and accommodation, usually specified for "locals" but if you don't ask,you don't get! These are advertised in Lilongwe chat. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/lilongwe-chat near the time, usually "long" weekend trips. Visa on arrival for Zambia, for US citizen, $50 single $80 double, (get double if using Zambia for your "out of country" trip both times). South Luangwa is said to be one of Africa's finest wildlife parks.
Edited by: mpembeivan
Aug 22, 2012 6:21 AM
4Does Zambia require YF shot? I am a naturalist who follows Chinese herbalist regimen for health. Cannot allow injecting chemical. If required, not on my list. Is there a website that includes border requirements from neighboring countries?
Thanks for all your help, Ivan!
Aug 22, 2012 9:29 AM
5Hi drifter, regrettably YF appears to be required by Zambia from Malawi, even though Malawi is not listed as a YF country by the WHO.
Recent visitors MW to Zam have reported that YF was insisted upon. If you have a medical condition that contraindicates the use of YF, such as over 60, or an allergy to eggs, then a letter to this effect from a YF centre will be accepted. The same requirement appears to also be in place for MW to Moz.
There is a WHO list of requirements, but countries/border agencies don't necessarily stick to it!
WHO Country List http://www.who.int/ith/chapters/ith2012en_countrylist.pdf
Aug 25, 2012 9:48 PM
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