How long can I stay in Malaysia?
30 – 90 days visa-free stay for nationals of most countries
How much does a visa for Malaysia cost?
There is no charge for nationals of most countries. For some countries there might a charge of 6 – 50 Malaysian Ringgit.
Do I need to take care of my visa before I travel to Malaysia?
Probably not. Nationals of most counties are granted visa free access for a period ranging from 30 – 90 days when visiting for holidays or social purposes. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months upon entering Malaysia.
Is there a departure tax when leaving Malaysia?
Three (3) Months Visa-Free Visit
Albania, Austria, Australia, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kirghizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Spain, South Korea, Republic of Bosnia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Yemen
One (1) Month Visa-Free Visit
Citizens of ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) except Myanmar, Antigua, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Russia, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Vanatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Samoa, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe
14-Days Visa-Free Visit
Libya, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone
Countries that require visa
Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Columbia, DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Djibuti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethopia, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, Liberia, Mali, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara
Citizen of Israel cannot enter Malaysia.
VISA EXTENSIONS & APPLICATIONS, OVERSTAYS AND OTHERS
Where to apply?
You can apply for a visa at the nearest Malaysian embassy or consulate. Tourists from China and India can also apply online through the I-Visa system.
What to bring?
– 2 photocopies of passport
– 2 application forms
– 2 passport size photographs
– original airline ticket and 2 photocopies of the airline ticket
– bankstatement or traveler’s cheque
Visa extensions can be requested at one of the immigration offices throughout Malaysia.
In case of overstays up to 7 days, you will be charged about RM30 per day of overstay plus you will be refused from re-entering Malaysia 2 days for every day of overstay. In case of longer overstay, you risk imprisonment for a few hours to several weeks, pending a formal hearing. For overstays of more than 30 days, you risk imprisonment of several months to 5 years and possible caning.
As long as transit passengers stay in the transit area at the airport, no transit visa is required.
Nationals of some countries in Asia and Africa are granted a visa exemption for transit through Malaysia for less than 5 days via a Malaysian international airport as long as you can show a confirmed onward airline ticket to a third country before arriving.
Sabah and Sarawak
Tourists traveling from Peninsula Malaysia to Sarawak and Sabah must clear immigration again. Visitors to Sabah can remain as long as their original passport stamp is valid. Since Sarawak is a semi-autonomous state, you will have their passport stamped again upon entry. Usually you will get a 1-month stamp. If you start your trip in Sarawak and then fly to the mainland, make sure that you get your passport stamped upon entry in Peninsula Malaysia.
Immigration Department of Malaysia: http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/visa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.kln.gov.my/web/guest/requirement-for-foreigner