The Embassy

Address of the Embassy

German Embassy Lilongwe Enlarge image German Embassy Lilongwe (© Andrea Waldau)
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Convention Drive
P.O. Box 30046
Lilongwe 3

Phone: +265 (0)1-772 555, -772 564, -772 567
Fax: +265 (0)1-770 250

Opening hours of the Embassy

The Embassy can be reached as follows:

from 1 March until 31 October
Monday to Thursday from 07.00 to 16.00 hours
Friday from 07.00 to 13.00 hours

from 1 November until 29 February
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 07.00 to 16.00 hours
Wednesday and Friday from 07.00 to 13.00 hours

Emergency contact

In case of emergency, please contact the German Embassy in Lusaka/Zambia as follows:

+260-977-773 000

Please note that this number should only be called by German citizens in cases of emergency, not for visa enquiries or other routine matters.

How to find us

The Embassy is located on Convention Drive in 'City Centre', between the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Lands and Housing (Ekistics House).

From Area 18 Roundabout turn onto Presidential Way. Pass the Parliament Building site and at the traffic light turn right onto Convention Drive. You will find the Embassy opposite the Total filling station.


On 3 February 1964 a German Consulate was opened in Blantyre, which was transformed into an Embassy on 6 July 1964 (the day Malawi declared its independence). When the Malawian government changed its capital from Blantyre/Zomba to Lilongwe on 1 January 1974, Germany soon started with the construction of a new Embassy building. The new Chancellery was opened on 12 November 1979.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Jürgen Borsch

Jürgen Borsch

Public Holidays

The Embassy is closed on the following German and Malawian public holidays:

1 January
New Year's Day
3 March
Martyr's Day
14 April
Good Friday
17 April
Easter Monday
1 May
Labour Day
25 May
Ascension Day
5 June
Whit Monday
6 July
Independence Day
3 October
Day of German Unity
15 October
Mother's Day
31 October
Commemoration 500 years of Reformation
24 December
Christmas Eve
25 December
Christmas Day
26 December
Boxing Day
31 December
New Year's Eve