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Opening of a Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe

Last updated: 05.04.2016 // From Friday, the 8th of April 2016, applications for Schengen visas and Norwegian residency permits shall no longer be submitted at the Norwegian Embassy, but to the new Visa Application Centre.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Lilongwe is pleased to announce that it has outsourced the receipt of applications for Norwegian residence permits and for Schengen visas. The Norwegian Embassy is currently the only embassy in Lilongwe issuing Schengen visas. Out of the 26 Schengen Member States, the Norwegian Embassy issues Schengen visas on behalf of 16 countries. This has resulted in a considerable number of applicants, and a need to find new solutions in order to facilitate the handling of applications. Outsourcing the receipt of visa and residency applications is part of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strategy to offer better services for applicants.



Norway Visa Application Centre

Corporate Mall,

Chilambula Road,

Wing A, Shop No. 14,



Opening date:

8th of April, 2016


Business hours:

Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)


Application submission: 

07.30 – 12.30hrs

13.30 – 15.30hrs


Passport Collection:

09.30 – 12.30hrs

13.30 – 16.30hrs



00265 992 922 922







VFS Global will manage the Visa Application Centre following a framework agreement between VFS and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The centre represents an important improvement in the services rendered to applicants in Malawi. The Visa Application Centre will be open all weekdays and have longer opening hours than the Embassy. Furthermore, the applicants will no longer have to book an appointment prior to submitting their applications at the Centre. This gives the applicants much more flexibility when handing in their applications. VFS will charge a service fee for each application.


Important information: Holders of Diplomatic Passports and persons who have already been granted a residency permit in Norway, can contact the Embassy at:


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