Here is some information on Malaysia Visa Requirements.
If you are planning a holiday in Malaysia you need to know whether or not you require a visa.
The good news is that citizens of most countries (except those 36 countries on the list below) can enter Malaysia without a visa for tourism purposes. Tourists will be able to stay for between 14 to 90 days depending on their nationality (see below for more details).
Those wishing to enter Malaysia for non-tourist purposes such as business, education or other longer term stays will need to apply for a visa before travelling from their nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission. The Malaysian authorities take a strict stance against illegal immigration. Do not overstay your visa, or violate the terms of entry. Even if you overstay for just a few days, you can be fined, detained, deported to your country of origin and blacklisted.
Nationals from the following countries DO need a visa, called a Visit Pass (Social):
*Israeli passport holders are not permitted to enter Malaysia without written permission from the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs.
To help foreign nationals obtain their visa, the Malaysian Government has introduced eVISA, an online visa application platform. If approved, you just have to print out the eVISA and present it upon arrival at the Malaysian border entry checkpoints. These are single entry visas (multiple for Indian nationals) for a stay of up to 30 days.
Who is eligible for eVISA?
So far, eligibility for eVISA is restricted to just the following nationalities:
Similar to eVISA, eNTRI is an online registration facility for tourists from the People's Republic of China and India only. Various terms and conditions apply but basically applicants can enter for a single stay stay of a maximum of 15 days only with no extension allowed.
To confuse matters further, nationals of China and India arriving from Indonesia, Singapore or Thailand who hold a valid visa from those countries can obtain a visa on arrival to Malaysia for a maximum stay of 14 days (which cannot be extended) at Kuala Lumpur–International, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching or Penang airports, provided they hold return flight tickets and at least USD 1000 per person. The visa fee is 200 Malaysian Ringgit - other currencies are not accepted.
Application for visas for any country is always a troublesome business with so many documents to be provided and rules for the correct size and format of passport photos and so on. If you are computer literate and speak good English there is no reason why you cannot apply for an eVisa or eENTRI by yourself on the official Malaysian Government website.
But you don't want to have your application rejected, especially after already having booked and paid for your flights and accommodation. For this reason, some people prefer to get help from a global visa agency who, for a fee, can guide you through the application process and check your documents are all in order before being sent to the government department.
Passport holders of the following nations can enter Malaysia without a visa for the maximum durations shown:
Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is intended to be a guide only for Malaysia visa requirements. Rules are complicated and subject to change at any time and you are advised to check with the official Malaysian Government websites and/or the Malaysian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your country of origin for the latest position. This website will not be held responsible for any losses or inconvenience incurred as a result of errors, omissions or out of date information.
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