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The Consular Section schedules appointments for passport applications during non-emergency ACS hours: Monday 8:00 – 11:00; except on U.S. and Malawian holidays.
Visit Forms to find the form you need and begin the process of completing and submitting your passport application. If you are unsure which form you need, the Passport Wizard can guide you to the correct form.
Processing times vary depending on demand. If you are traveling within the next two weeks, please see the Emergency Passports section.
Passport services are not available on weekends or on Malawi or U.S. holidays.
You should complete this form if you’re applying for the first time, or you don’t meet our requirements to renew your passport.
You should complete this form if you’re applying for your child who is under age 16.
You should complete this form if one parent or guardian cannot go with the child to apply in person for the child’s passport. The parent or guardian should submit this special form in addition to their child’s application (DS-11).
You should complete this form if you meet our requirements to renew your passport. Keep in mind that children under age 16 cannot renew their passports and must apply using Form DS-11.
You should complete this form if you lost your passport or it has been stolen. To replace a lost or stolen passport, you must apply in person and submit Form DS-11 in addition to Form DS-64.
You may be eligible to use this form if you need to change or correct your passport, or you need to replace a passport that was limited to less than 10 years validity (which is the normal validity period for an adult’s passport).
You must provide one photo on a white background with your passport application. Our photo policies apply to adults and children. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants.
Special Issuance Passports
Visit the SIA Web Page – Only accessible by government device. Contact your military acceptance facility.
Monday – Thursday 7:30-17:00; Friday 7:30-12:30
All immigrant (except K fiancé) and all B1/B2 nonimmigrant visa holders must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the United States.
The standard visa is for a single entry and is valid for 3 months. Applicants may pay reciprocity fees to extend their visa validity and obtain multiple entries.
6 months, Multiple Entries: $60; 12 months, Multiple Entries: $140
If you have had a U.S. visa of any type that expired within the past 48 months, please email a photograph of your visa to LilongweConsular@state.gov using "Interview Waiver Request" as the subject of your message to see if you qualify for the interview waiver program.
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