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October 9, 2014

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Embassy Closed Monday October 13 and Wednesday October 15

The U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi, will be closed to the public on Monday, October 13, and Wednesday, October 15, in observance of the Columbus Day (U.S.) and Mother’s Day (Malawi) holidays, respectively.  No visa or other consular appointments have been scheduled between October 13 through October 15 and no walk-in appointments will be seen until Thursday, October 16.  U.S. citizens seeking emergency services may contact the U.S. Embassy at 01-733-166 or via email at The Consular Section will re-open for normal services and appointments on Thursday, October 16.

In the event that the land line is malfunctioning, please call the following mobile number 0999-591-024 and 0888-734-826 (if in Malawi) or 011-265-999-591-024 and 011-265-888-734-826 (if in the U.S.)

The ACS office is open to the American public for non-emergency services from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Fridays , except U.S. and Malawian holidays. 

Please use our online appointment scheduling system to schedule an appointment for your specific need:

Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The Embassy's Consular Section provides a full range of Consular services, including: renewal/replacement of passports, registering U.S. citizens, certifying the citizenship of American children born in Malawi, providing information and advice on obtaining medical or legal assistance, processing requests for Social Security and Veterans Benefits, and emergency assistance in case of illness, injury, arrest or death. To make an appointment please e-mail or call (265)1-773-166 extensions 3431/3251.

Please contact us via to make an appointment for any non-emergency American Citizen Services in order to ensure a Consular Officer is able to assist you.


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During regular working
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+265 (1) 773-166.
The Consular Email is: