Immigration Services

The Immigration Specialist in the One Stop Service Center (OSSC) is mandated to help in facilitation of Business Residence Permits and Temporary Employment Permits for investors.


Business Residence Permit (BRP)

1.  Required fees: Processing fee is US$100, and Issuance fee is US$ 2,000
2.  Validity Period: 5 years renewable
3. Please note that application forms are available at MITC One Stop Service Centre offices as well as at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services offices
4. Please note that the permit status is communicated to the investor within     days of submission.


Business Residence Permit Application requirements
1.    fully completed application forms in duplicate,
2.    2 passport size photographs,
3. a Business Registration Certificate/ Certificate of Incorporation/Memorandum and Articles of Association,
4.    A police clearance report from country of origin,
5.    a business plan/profile,
6.    Bank statement with not less than US$50,000.
a.    The Bank Statement must be from a Malawian Bank
b.    The US$50,000 needs to have been transferred into this account from outside the country.
c.    The Bank account should be a Business Account registered in the name of the business entity
d.    It is recommended that the Bank Account should be a Foreign Currency Denominated Account (optional)
7.    MITC Investment Certificate,
8.    A covering letter from the applicant.
9.    Passport copy
NB: Note that all documents should be in duplicate and all certificates be certified by Commissioner of Oath.


Business Residence Permit Application Processing within the OSSC
1.    Once all relevant documentation (BRP application) is submitted to the OSSC immigration Desk, the Immigration Specialist processes accordingly, and if all is in order communicates to the investor to make upfront payment of US$2,100.
2.    Upon payment of the US$2,100 a Bank Receipt is issued and the BRP is concurrently endorsed in the Investor's passport while the other process continue of producing the actual permit document
3.    The process from submission of all documentation and endorsement in passport take no more than 5 days
4.    The file then undergoes further security checks with other security officials and the investor is at some point requested to have their figure prints taken to finalize the process of the security checks.
5.    Once this process has been finalized, the documents are sent to Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security for Ministerial approval.
6.    Having satisfied all security processes, a 'BRP Permit Certificate' is issued and the investor collects their 'Permit Certificate' from MITC offices.


Temporary Employment Permit (TEP)
1.    Required fees: Processing fee is US$100, and Issuance fee is US$1,000
2.    Validity Period: 2 years
3.    Please note that application forms are available at MITC One Stop Service Centre offices as well as at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services offices.
4.    Please note that the permit approval is communicated to the investor within 5 days of submission.


Temporary Employment Permit Application requirements
1.    fully completed application forms in duplicate,
2.    covering letter from the employer,
3.    certified copies of educational certificates,
4.    certified copies of professional certificates,
5.    evidence that the post was advertised in the local press and CVs of the local Malawians who took part in the interview for Time positions,
6.    a letter of no objection from the previous employer in case the applicant changes jobs within Malawi,
7.    2 passport size photographs of the applicant,
8.    proof of arrangement of understudy,
9.    thumb print,
10.    registration certificates and certificate of incorporation,
11.    medical report from Malawian Public hospitals,
12.    Original police clearance letter from country of origin.
13.    All supporting documents should be submitted in duplicate.


NB: Note that all documents should be in duplicate and all certificates be certified by Commissioner of Oath.