Over 25 million people visited Malaysia in 2019, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.
Depending on your nationality and purpose for traveling to Malaysia, Malaysia visas are issued either as single or multiple entry and are valid for 3 or 12 months respectively from the date of issuance, permitting you to stay no more than 30 consecutive days for each entry. Extensions are not allowed.
The Malaysia eVisa is offered as a single-entry visa valid for 3 months from the date of issuance, and extensions are not allowed. Travelers wanting to stay beyond their allowed duration of stay period or enter more than once, must be eligible to apply for a multiple entry visa that permits a longer duration of stay, such as for work, educational, or medical purposes.
Malaysia offers the following visa types based on your nationality and purpose for traveling to Malaysia:
The following general requirements are required for all visas. Certain visa types may have additional requirements depending on the type of visa, applicant's nationality, or intended frequency of travel.
Completed and signed IMM.47 application form
Passport valid for at least 6 months before travel date
A photocopy of the biometric passport page
Two standard passport photos, taken within the last 6 months
Confirmed roundtrip or onward ticket with travel dates
Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation)
A copy of the applicant's most recent bank statement
Employment letter or proof of revenue
A standard passport photo, taken within the last 6 months
Copy of passport biometric page
Confirmed round trip or onward ticket
Birth certificates for minors
Please note that applicants may be asked to supply additional documents, such as an invitation letter by a local host or further financial proof.
Once the required documents above have been gathered, applicants can apply for a Malaysia sticker visa at their nearest Malaysia embassy or representation office. Or, if eligible, can apply for a Malaysia eVisa.
• Gather all required documents
• Download the application form relevant to your visa type
• Fill out the Malaysia visa application form
• Print out and sign the application form
• Contact the Malaysia embassy or representation office nearest you for appointment scheduling procedures and times
• Submit application form copies and all required documents
• Pay Malaysia visa fees
• If approved, pick up your Malaysia visa from the Malaysia embassy or representation office where you applied
• Register on the visa portal as a “New User” or log in as a “Returning User”
• Select your tourist visa type (tourism, business-related, medical)
• Fill out the application form for your visa type
Print an A4 size copy of your approved Malaysia eVisa.
It is important that you print out your Malaysia eVisa, as a hard copy will be required at all Malaysia points of entry. Digital copies of your eVisa will be refused.
Malaysia sticker visas must be applied for at the nearest Malaysia embassy or representation office in your country of residence. Malaysia eVisa can ONLY be applied for through the official site malaysiavisa.imi.gov.
The normal processing time for Malaysia sticker visas may take between 5 to 7 business days, depending on the Malaysian embassy or representation office you are applying at. Malaysia e-Visas are usually processed and issued in 2 business days. It is important to note that processing times may be delayed due to exigent circumstances, and it is always advisable to apply well before your intended travel dates.
You will either be issued a 3-month single-entry visa, or a multiple-entry visa valid for up to 12 months, allowing you a duration of stay based on your nationality and the type of Malaysia visa you are applying for.
Citizens from India and China can obtain a Malaysia visa on arrival and stay in Malaysia for 7 days, with no extension.
For a Malaysia tourist visa, you are expected to have a minimum of USD 1,250.