Tourist Visa in Malaysia

For numerous tourists who are planning to Malaysia, there are many things they want to know before traveling to Malaysia. For example, what documents do I need to travel to Malaysia? What types of Malaysian visas are there? These are all you concern before traveling to Malaysia. Here you can get the answers.

 

transit visa

 

Visa Requirements in Malaysia

There are several options for obtaining the visa for Malaysia: apply for visa exemption, transit visa, eNTRI, eVISA or apply for a stamped visa at a Malaysian consulate in different countries. Visitors who cannot enjoy the Malaysia visa exemption policy should apply for a visa to enter or stay in Malaysia, no matter how long they plan to stay in the country.

 

Malaysia Visa Types

Malaysia Visa can be divided into five types:

1. Visa Exemption

2. Transit Visa

3. eNTRI

4. eVISA

5. Stamped Visa

 

Visa Exemption

At present, Malaysia grants visa-free treatment to residents of 162 countries and territories. Different visa-free countries have different periods of stay, ranging from 14 days to 90 days.

 

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List of passport nationalities which are eligible to enter Malaysia without a visa:

 

People from the following countries and territories can visit Malaysia for up to 90 days with a visa-free entry. (63 countries or regions)

All European Union citizens, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Egypt, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Yemen.

 

People who hold passport of the following countries and territories can travel to Malaysia for up to 30 days without a visa.(97countries or regions)

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Suriname, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

People who hold the passport of Iran, Libya can travel to Malaysia for up to 14 days without a visa.

 

Holders of passports issued by Australia, Brunei, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam who hold APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) can have a business trip to Malaysia for up to 60 days with visa-free policy.

 

Transit Visa

Transit visa refers to the visa that citizens pass through a third country (Malaysia) when they take transportation after obtaining the entry visa to the country (region). Transit visa is not the same as visa exemption.

 

Malaysia transit visa can only be applied for at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kuala Lumpur Second International Airport, and it can usually be processed 24 hours a day. Only applicable to Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia transit to a third country.

 

Holders of passports issued by Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for the transit visa. Citizens of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka can only obtain a transit visa when they hold a visa or residence permit issued by Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan or the United States.

 

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Documents required to apply for a Malaysia Transit Visa:

1. Make sure your original passport valid for at least 6 months

2. Third country visa and air ticket to a third country

3. The visa is valid for a single entry, and stays in West Malaysia (including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Redang Island, Johor Bahru, etc.) for a maximum of 5 days, and cannot go to East Malaysia (including Sabah, Sarawak, etc.)

 

 

Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI)

eNTRI, meaning Electronic Travel Registration and Information, is an online registration way provided by the Malaysian government to facilitate the visa exemption program from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau to Malaysia for tourists holding Chinese passports.

 

Application conditions

1. Applicants are limited to direct flights from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau to Malaysia, or transit through Singapore, Thailand, Brunei to enter Malaysia, and can enter Malaysia from all authorized Malaysian international airports by the Malaysian Immigration Department

2. Departure Malaysia is allowed to fly to any place.

3. The validity period is three months, and the maximum stay is 15 days. Each application can only be used once and no extension is allowed. You can only apply once within 45 days.

 

eNTRI

 

Required documents for applying for eNTRI

1. Scan or photograph the first page of the passport. Note that the validity period must be more than 6 months when you return to your country.

 

2. One digital photo with 2 inches white background taken in the past 6 months. It cannot be scanned or reproduced, accessories and glasses, etc. cannot be worn. The facial features must be clearly exposed.

 

3. Confirmation of round-trip Ticket in English

 

Official Website:

JABATAN IMIGRESEN MALAYSIA

 

 

Electronic Visa (eVISA)

People who hold passport of China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Serbia and Montenegro are able to apply for the Evisa.

 

The eVISA is valid for three months and can stay for up to 30 days. Each application can only be used once and visa extensions are not allowed. Except for Malaysia and Singapore, you can apply at locations all over the world; that is, if you are in Malaysia or Singapore, you cannot apply for eVISA.

 

evisa

 

Required documents for applying for eVISA

1. Scan or photograph the first page of the passport. Note that the validity period must be more than 6 months when you return to your country.

 

2. One digital photo with 2 inches white background taken in the past 6 months. It cannot be scanned or reproduced, accessories and glasses, etc. cannot be worn. The facial features must be clearly exposed.

 

3. Confirmation of air ticket in English.

 

4. Hotel reservation form in English.

 

5. Those under the age of 18 need to prepare a scanned copy of the birth medical certificate and the visa page of one parent.

 

Official Website

 JABATAN IMIGRESEN MALAYSIA
 

 

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