Most visitors which includes nationals of countries mentioned in
the chart do not need a visa to enter Malaysia if the period
is less than 30 days and the purpose of the visit is business
or social (see below for more complete requirements). Visas
are always needed by nationals of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Cameroon, Central African Republic, China (PR), Congo (Rep),
Congo (Dem Rep), Côte D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial
Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Liberia,
Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and holders of Laisser Passer and
Titre de Voyage documents (nationals of these countries may
be granted visa relaxation for transit through Malaysia, for
less than 5 days, via a Malaysian international airport, if
in possession of confirmed onward airline tickets to a 3rd
country before arriving). British Overseas Citizens also require
The following nationals do not require visas:
Nationals of all Commonwealth countries (except nationals
of Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and
nationals of Brunei, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, San Marino,
Singapore and Switzerland for all purposes and durations of
of EU countries for stays of up to 3 months (except nationals
of Netherlands, Greece and Portugal) for social visits of
up to 3 months.
Nationals of Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic,
Egypt, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep), Kuwait,
Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania,
Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Yemen for social visits
of up to 3 months.
Nationals of USA for social visits and study for all
durations of visit.
Nationals of Iran for social visits and other purposes
for stays of up to 15 days.
of Iraq, Libya, Syria and holders of a Portuguese Certificate
of Identity or a Macao Travel Permit for social visits or
other purposes of up to 14 days.
of all countries other than those named above for stays
of up to 30 days.
Nationals on transit without leaving the airport precincts
and who continue their journey to the next destination with
the same flight and within 24 hours.
Nationals of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka must
apply for a visa from the embassy, consulate or Malaysian
Immigration Department in their countries of residence. Visitors
wishing to stay longer than the first mentioned period should write
to the Immigration Department at the Malaysian High Commission
in the country in which they are applying.
of visa and cost
Single entry: £10
(for social and business visits for up to 3 months); Multiple
entry: £20 (for business and government matters
between 3 to 12 months). Prices are subject to change. Enquire
at the Malaysian High Commission for details.
1 to 3 months from date of issue. Multiple-entry visas are
valid for up to 12 months. Extensions are possible. Enquire
at the Malaysian High Commission for further details.
Application and enquiries to:
Malaysian High Commission; see Contact Addresses section.
1) Passport or travel documents valid for at least 6 months.
2) Three passport-size photos.
3) Fee (payable in cash or postal order only).
4) Three copies of application form IM.47.
5) Proof of sufficient funds (including original and photocopy
of most recent bank statement).
6) Onward or return ticket or travel itinerary from travel
7) Compulsory yellow fever vaccination certificate for all
visitors coming from infected areas as listed by WHO.
8) Letter of introduction (and copy) from applicant’s
employer, college or university.
9) Completed Arrival/Departure card.
Same day – morning submission of the application (09:15-12:00)
and afternoon collection (15:30).
residence (Special pass for employment)
Those intending to start an employment should apply for a job
in advance. The interested employers should then apply
on their behalf for a Professional or Employment Pass by contacting
the Malaysian Immigration Head Office, Block I, Pusat Bandar
Damansara, Bukit Damansutra, 50550, Kuala Lumpur (telephone:
(3) 2094 5096; fax: (3) 2093 9092). For more information contact
the Malaysian High Commission (see Contact Addresses section).
Nationals of Israel and Serbia and Montenegro (unless in transit
and staying inside the airport) cannot enter Malaysia without
prior approval from the Malaysia government. Foreign women
who are at least 6 months pregnant (unless in transit) and
those of scruffy appearance may be denied entry.
A valid passport or other travel documents recognized by the
Malaysian government required by all. They must have enough
pages for the embarkation stamp upon arrival and be valid
for at least 6 months at date of entry. The latter should
be endorsed with a valid re-entry permit. If not in possession
of a passport or travel document, a Document in lieu of Passport
must be obtained from any Malaysian Representation Office.
Holders of travel documents such as a Certificate of Identity,
a Laisser Passer, a Titre de Voyage or a Country's Certificate
of Residence must ensure guarantee of return to country that
issued the documents or the national's country of residence.
All visitors must also have proof of adequate funds and an
onward or return air or sea ticket.