Visa Requirement Visa Requirement

Information of this document may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Further inquiries, can be directed to the Consular Section, Embassy of Malaysia, Santiago at









All Visa Application must be submitted in person at the Embassy of Malaysia, Santiago, Chile.

The processing time for visa application with complete documents is usually three (3) working days.


Requirement for Visa Application


Visitors who wish to apply for a Malaysian Visa without hotel reservation (staying at relative’s/friend’s house) requested to provide supporting documents as below:


  • Invitation/Cover letter from sponsor stating:
  1. full name, address & MYKAD No               
  2. (Malaysian)/Passport No. (Non-Malaysian)
  •  Copy of sponsor’s MYKAD/PASSPORT.


Submission is between 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon and collection is only after 3.00 p.m. (on weekdays excluding public holidays).








For the visa application by post, the applicant agrees that it is their sole responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during delivery. The Embassy of Malaysia in Santiago, Chile will not entertain any claims relating to the above. Failure to attach supporting documents properly could result in rejection of your visa application.


Please take note that visa applications by post will only be accepted from country without Malaysian Mission office.








Malaysia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details


Customs Import regulations:


Free import:


  • 200 cigarettes or 225 grams of tobacco;
  • max. 1 liter of wine, spirits or malt liquor;
  • max. 3 pieces of new wearing apparel;
  • one pair of new footwear;
  • one unit of each portable electrical or battery operated appliance for personal care and hygiene;
  • a total max. of MYR 75.- of dutiable food preparations;
  • all other goods, incl. gifts and souvenirs up to a total value of max. MYR 400.- (except goods from Langkawi and Labuan, up to a total value of max. MYR 500.-).




Import and export of illicit drugs (eg: morphine, heroine, opium, marijuana, etc.) are strictly prohibited.

Prescribed drugs can only be imported into or exported from the country by virtue of a license issued by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


The items can only be imported duty free if the following conditions are met:


  • the articles are imported by the visitor on his person or his baggage;
  • non-residents stay in Malaysia more than 72 hours;and
  • nationals and residents of Malaysia have left the country for more than 72 hours.




The following goods are absolutely prohibited from importation:


  • Reproduction of any currency note, bank note, or coin which are currently been issued in any country.
  • Indecent printings, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic, engravings, films, video tapes, laser discs, color slides, computer disc and any other media.
  • Any device which intended to be prejudicial to the interest of Malaysia or unsuited with peace.
  • All genuses of Piranha fish.
  • Turtle eggs.
  • Cocoa pods, rambutans, pulasan, longan, and nam nam fruits from Philipines and   Indonesia.
  • Intoxicating liquors containing more than 3.46 milligrams per liter in any lead or in any compound of copper.
  • Daggers and flick knives.
  • Broadcast receivers capable of receiving radio communication within the ranges (68 - 87) MHz and (108 - 174) MHz
  • Sodium arsenate.
  • Cloth bearing the imprint or duplicate of any verses of the Quran.
  • Pen, pencil, and other articles resembling syringes.
  • Poisonous chemical
  • Lightning arresters containing radioactive material.
  • Additional Information on regulations:
  • Duty free allowances are per person only (pooling not allowed).


The importations of goods specified below are prohibited except under an import license or permit from relevant authorities:


  • Egg in the shells.
  • Any meat, bones, hide, skin, hoofs, horns, offal or any part of the animals and Poultry.
  • Live animals-primates including ape, monkey, lemur, galago, potto, and others.
  • Explosives and Fireworks
  • Imitation arms, toy gun / pistols.
  • Imitation hand grenades.
  • Arms and ammunition other than personal arms ammunition imported by bona fide traveler.
  • Bullet proof vests, steel helmets and other articles of clothing as protection against attack.
  • Soil and pests including live insects, rats, snails, and cultures of plant disease causing organisms.
  • Safety helmets (except as worn by motorcyclists or motorcycle pillion riders).
  • Video machines excluding game watches and video games for use with television receiver.
  • Motor vehicles.
  • Batik sarong.
  • Rice and padi including rice products.
  • Equipment to be connected to a public telecommunication network.
  • Radio communication being used for telecommunication in the frequency lower than 3000 GHz.
  • Saccharin and its salt.
  • Parabola antenna for outdoor use.
  • Pests and organisms which are capable of being injurious to plants.
  • Live fish.
  • Animal oils and fats.
  • Plants include parts and plant products.
  • Household and agricultural pesticides.
  • Electric domestic equipment that use 50 volt or 120 volt Dc or more
  • Toxic and/or hazardous wastes.
  • Corals, alive or dead.
  • Apparatus/equipment for the brewing of beer in the home.
  • Pharmaceutical products




The following goods are absolutely prohibited from exportation:


  • Turtle eggs.
  • Rattan from Peninsula of Malaysia.


The following are some of the goods which require an export license/permit from relevant authorities:


  • Any animal or bird, other than a domestic animal or domestic fowl, whether alive or dead or any part thereof.
  • Live animals from bovine species.
  • Poultry.
  • Meat of bovine animals.
  • Cockles.
  • Plants including orchids.
  • Vegetables, fresh, chilled or frozen in excess 3kg per consignment.
  • Palm kernels and palm seeds.
  • Military clothing and equipment.
  • Arms and ammunition.
  • Antiquities as defined or stated in any written law in Malaysia.
  • Sugar and rice
  • Coral, alive or dead.
  • Live prawns/shrimps/fish.
  • Collections of zoological, botanical, mineralogical, anatomical, historical, archaeological, or ethnographical with numismatic interest.


Export regulations:


Free export of reasonable quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.





Must be older than 3 months of age and require:


  • Health certificate, issued 7 days prior to departure and stating that during the preceding 6 months no case of rabies has occurred in the country of dispatch and the animal has not been imported to the country of origin;
  • Anti-rabies vaccination certificate;
  • Microchip;
  • Landing permit;
  • Import permit issued by the Malaysian Department Of Veterinary Services; Email:; and
  • Dogs and cats are quarantined for 7 days or more, except if arriving from Brunei Darussalam, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore or the United Kingdom. Originating airports must telex station manager of transporting airline at point of disembarkation flight number, origin and destination, types and numbers of pets

Those subject to quarantine must have space reserved in advance at Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station.


Baggage Clearance regulations:


Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Malaysia.




  • baggage of passengers transiting between terminal KLIA and terminal KLIA2 in Kuala Lumpur (KUL). Passengers must collect their baggage on arrival in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and re-check in;and
  • baggage of passengers with a connecting flight booked on a separate ticket. Baggage must be collected and re-checked in for the connecting flight.




Local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR) and foreign currencies: No restrictions. Amounts exceeding MYR 30,000.- and USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared for re-export.


Currency Export regulations:


Allowed: local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR): up to MYR 30,000.- and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts may be exported if import has been declared upon arrival.



Airport Tax


No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.