The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has suspended operations at its Eastern Region Headquarters in Mangochi from Wednesday to Monday next week.
The department of the immigration in the eastern region has assured communities living in the bordering villages in the region of a 24-hour border security.
Director General of the Department Of Immigration and Citizenship Services, Masauko Medi, on Thursday capitalized on the ministerial visit to share challenges they are going through.
Immigration department says strong measures are in place in all border posts to control issuance of visas and border pass documents in the wake of corona virus threats.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has suspended application of new passports from Wednesday to pave way for migration of machine readable passports to the e-passport.
The abrupt termination of old passports owing to the introduction of new electronic passport system by the Immigration Department has not amused the Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA).