Visa Requirement Visa Requirement

 How to apply for a Visa

Visa applications must be made at any nearest Malaysian Representative Office Abroad.

Applications can also be made online through I-Visa System (Applicable for tourist from India and China only).

1. Application for a Visa without Reference

Documents required for the application of a visa without reference (approval of visa is given by High Commission of Malaysia) are:

  1. Original passport
  2. Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s passport
  3. Two (2) photocopies of the visa application form (Form IMM.47)
  4. Two (2) passport size photographs of the applicant
  5. Original and two (2) photocopies of the ticket (confirmed and returned ticket)
  6. Bank statement / traveller cheque
  7. Invitation letter (if any)
  8. Payment of visa fee

Note : Visa Without Reference is required for the purpose of a social visit.

2. Application for a Visa with Reference

Documents which are required for the application of a visa with reference (visa will issued after the application is being referred and approved by the Department of Immigration Malaysia / Other Agencies of Authority):

  1. Original approval letter from the Immigration Department of Malaysia/other authority agencies
  2. Original passport
  3. Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s passport
  4. Two (2) photocopies of visa application form (Form IMM.47)
  5. Two (2) passport size photograph of applicant
  6. Original and two (2) photocopies of an air ticket
  7. Payment of visa fee

Note: Visa With Reference is required for students, those seeking employment, dependants and professionals on a visit pass.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

COUNTRY

WITHOUT VISA

VWTR

VWR

On Arrival

Extension

On Arrival

Extension

On Arrival

Extension

Republic of Cuba

3 mths

-

3 mths

2 mths

3 mths

3 mths

Commonwealth of The Bahamas

1 mth

1 mth

-

-

-

-

Dominican Republic

1 mth

-

2 mths

2 mths

2 mths

4 mths

Republic of Haiti

1 mth

-

2 mths

2 mths

2 mths

4 mths

Jamaica

1 mth

1 mth

-

-

-

-

Republic of Nicaragua

1 mth

-

2 mths

2 mths

2 mths

4 mths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VWTR

- Visa Without Reference (Visa is issued by Malaysian mission in the respective country)

 

VWR

- Visa With Reference (Visa is approved by the Immigration Department)

 

   

Note * :

 

 

   

1.

Visitors MUST obtain Visa Without Reference or Visa With Reference at the nearest Malaysian Embassies / Consulates before entering Malaysia.

2.

Exemption of visa is given to nationals of African countries as listed in Para 3.1 above, who visits Malaysia under the sponsorship of the Government or as a guest of the Government. The period of stay approved will be based on the period required to achieve the purpose of the visit as a government sponsored visitor or guest. Proof of sponsorship or invitation as a guest of the Government should be produced to the Immigration Officer at the point of entry.

3.

i- Conditions for Visa Without Reference (VWTR):

 

a)

Possess confirm air ticket back to country of origin or current residing country or posses visa and confirm air ticket to country of onward destination.

 

b)

Visitors will be given a maximum 14 days stay with no extension allowed or much shorter period of stay for those who are on transit before continuing their onward journey.

     
 

ii- Conditions for Visa With Reference (VWR):

 

a)

This visa is issued for those traveling on business or investment only.

 

b)

Trip MUST be sponsored by a local high level individual or a local business company which invites them to Malaysia (the sponsoring company need to be well established and is required to submit copies of Form 9, 24 and 49 to the Immigration Department of Malaysia).

 

c)

The sponsor MUST deposit RM 2000.00 per person to the Immigration Department of Malaysia as a security deposit.

 

d)

Visitors will be given a maximum 30 days of stay with no extension allowed.

     

4.

Extension of Social/Business pass is not allowed unless approved by the Director General or Deputy Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.