Type of Visas
Malaysia tourist visa requirements are fairly easy to follow. Most nationalities are exempt from tourist visa (see more about Visa Requirement by Country). Rest can avail eVisa or visa waiver.
The Malaysia eVisa process is completely online and an electronic visa is issued. Both the eVisa and visa waiver is for short-term visits only. More and more countries are being added to the eVisa system, making the visa application process much easier and faster. (see more at eVisa Malaysia)
Single entry visa: A single entry visa allows you to stay in Malaysia for a maximum of 30 days. If you obtain a single entry visa, you are required to re-apply for a new visa each time you depart and re-enter Malaysia.
Multiple entry visa: A multiple entry visa allows you to stay in Malaysia for more than 30 days. You can depart and re-enter Malaysia numerous times if your journey is within the visa validity period.
eNTRI visa: The eNTRI visa is applicable for Chinese and Indian nationals only. You can stay in Malaysia for 15 days and this time is non-extendable.
Visa on Arrival: A visa on arrival is a permit to visit Malaysia, granted to you after you have arrived in Malaysia. It is applicable only if you have a valid tourist visa for Indonesia, Thailand or Singapore and are entering Malaysia through any of these countries.
- A passport valid for at least 6 months after entry into Malaysia, with at least three blank pages
- The visa application form filled with correct details and duly signed
- A confirmed return ticket to your home country
- Proof of accommodation (Details of hotel bookings or proof of address where you intend to reside)
- Two recent photographs
- Birth certificate (in case of a minor)
- No Objection Certificate from both parents (in case the minor is travelling alone)
To enter Malaysia you must fulfill certain conditions. These are:
You must possess a passport. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you enter into Malaysia. In special cases, the Malaysian government grants you permission to submit a document in lieu of a passport. You can apply for this document at any Malaysian consulate abroad.
You must have a valid visa on you. A visa is a document granting you express permission to enter and stay in Malaysia. Nonetheless, the immigration counter at the entry point has the absolute authority to decide whether or not you can enter Malaysia. On certain conditions, a visa on arrival is also granted to citizens entering Malaysia from Indonesia, Thailand or Singapore.
There must be sufficient funds on you when you arrive in Malaysia, this is to prove you can maintain yourself and any dependant with you in Malaysia. You must also possess a valid return ticket to your home country.
The Malaysian government has guidelines in place prohibiting the entry of specific individuals in the country. They include convicts, illegal immigrants, contagious persons, individuals with no means of sustenance etc.
You must complete an arrival/departure card when you enter and leave Malaysia. It is necessary to submit this card along with the passport and visa at the immigration counter.