Issued to foreign nationals who require visas to enter Malaysia on transit to other countries. Foreign nationals on transit without leaving the airport precincts and who continue their journey to the next destination with the same flight do not require a transit visa.
CONDITIONS FOR APPROVAL OF TRANSIT WITHOUT VISA FACILITY
1. Transit Without Visa (TWOV) cannot be given to visitors who do not possess visas from 3rd country of destination as follows:-
· New Zealand
· United States of America
· South Korea
2. TWOV facility cannot exceed more than 120 hours (5 days)
3. TWOV facility is not available at entry points other than Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)
4. TWOV cannot be offered to passengers sponsored by airlines other than Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. At present, only MAS and Air Asia have agreed and accepted all the terms and conditions imposed by Malaysia Government.
5. TWOV cannot be given to visitors who do not fulfil the following:
i. Valid national passport or internationally recognized travel document;
ii. Travel documents valid for more than 6 months from the date of entry
iii. A return ticket to country of origin
iv. Not listed in Immigration Department suspected list
6. There will be no extension of TWOV facility
7. Permanent residents and long term pass holders from other countries i.e Australia or New Zealand do not bound to regulations and conditions no (1) , (4) and (5 [iii]) only.
*Those on Australian visitor visas or Bridging visas (except Bridging visa E) flying with Air Asia or Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to their final destination are eligible for a Transit Pass. If those on bridging (except Bridging visa E) or tourist visa fly with airlines other than Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines, they must apply for a visa prior to travelling. Those on Bridging Visa E are not eligible for a Transit Pass, must apply for a visa prior to travel.
Visa On Arrival Announcement
Please be advised that Visa on Arrival (VOA) has been completely abolished for all countries that have been given this facility. Countries from the Indian Sub-Continental, including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan as well as other countries such as China, Myanmar, Taiwan and the Comoros who had received these benefits are no longer eligible for Visa on Arrival at any entry points into Malaysia.
This facility is withdrawn for all nationals of the above, including green card holders or Permanent residents, long-term pass holders and holders of work visas from other countries. The cancellation of VOA facility will be effective starting August 16, 2010 in which the facility can still be used until 12:00 midnight on August 15, 2010.
Foreign nationals that require visas to enter Malaysia (as per our list below) must apply for visas in advance at the Malaysian High Commission, Canberra or the Consulate General Perth, Western Australia.