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Passport Replacement

The Consular Section accepts passport applications during non-emergency ACS hours: Tuesday & Thursdays 8:00 am-11:00; 13:30-16:00.
Applications for regular passport renewals in non-emergency circumstances are accepted at the Embassy and electronically transmitted to the United States for issuance and printing. The length of time between application and arrival of the new passport can take two to three weeks. Emergency replacements of lost or stolen passports will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
If your passport has expired or is going to expire, please bring:

If your passport has been lost or stolen, please bring:

  • proof of your identity (i.e. photo ID, such as a driver's license, residence permit for Malawi, old passport);
  • proof of your citizenship (a birth or naturalization certificate, or an old passport);
  • a police report of the circumstances of the theft or loss.
  • The fee for replacing an adult's lost or stolen passport is $135 US dollars or the equivalent in Kwacha.  The cost of passport replacement for a child remains $105 US dollars or the equivalent in Kwacha;
  • 2 pictures 5x5 cm (2 in. x 2 in.) full face, white background, no head cover or dark glasses.
    Reporting a lost of Stolen Passport (DS-11 and DS-64)

If no documents verifying your citizenship and identity are available, but you need to travel immediately, Consular staff will discuss with you possible alternatives to allow issuance of an emergency passport of limited validity.

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