Malaysia Country Guide

Getting In


Visa Requirements

Most nationalities can enter Malaysia without a visa, and they would be issued a 14, 30 or 90 day entry permit stamp on their passport. For people with Dual Citizenship (two passports), Malaysian immigration is pretty strict about this. It is advised that you exit your last port and enter into Malaysia with the same passport.  Overstaying in Malaysia is possible with $10 or MYR30 fine per day. To avoid overstaying, leave the country and then reenter.
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Note that the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak have separate immigration laws and you will get a new visa (entry permit stamped on your passport) upon your arrival in the states. For those who require a visa prior to travelling to Malaysia, you'll need a separate one for Sabah and Sarawak, so be sure to state this when applying at the Malaysian embassy or consulate.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Arrival hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

The following is a list of foreign nationals who can enter Malaysia without a visa for business trips or tourism.

ASEAN Nationals
No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar. Foreign nationals from ASEAN countries include Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

Visa not require a visa for stays up to 90 days
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Yemen.

Visa not required for stays up to 30 days
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Macao SAR, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Visa not required for stays up to 14 days
Ivory Coast, Libya, Macao SAR (Travel Permit/Portugal CI), Sierra Leone and Somalia.

Penang International Airport
Penang International Airport

Nationals Requiring a Visa
Besides a Malaysian diplomatic mission, you might be able to apply for a visa at a British embassy, high commission or consulate in the country where you legally reside if there is no Malaysian diplomatic post. For example, the British embassies in Belgrade, Guatemala City (Honduras), Pristina (Kosova) and Sofia (Bulgaria) accept Malaysian visa applications.

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