Malaysian visa requirements. Do you need a visa to visit Malaysia?
If you are coming to Malaysia for a holiday, most nationalities can enter without a visa as long as you hold a passport which is valid for 6 months from the date of entry into Malaysia.
USA citizens do not require visas for visits to Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes.
Nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar do not require a visa for a stay of less then one month.
People from the following countries can stay for up to 3 months
United Arab Emirates
People from the following countries can stay for up to 1 month
Hong Kong SAR
Sao Tome & Principe
Overstaying your visa
Do not overstay your visa as you may be liable for a fine of RM10,000 and up to 5 years in prison!
The information on this Malaysia visa page is supplied as a guide only. Visa requirement may change, so please check for the latest information at the Immigration Department of Malaysia website for the latest visa requirements. www.imi.gov.my
A Word of Warning :
I have on a few occasions in the past been asked for a return or onwards airline ticket when boarding a flight from the UK.
The first time this happened, I had to buy a plane ticket at the airport, otherwise they where not going to let me board the aircraft!
I have never been asked for an onwards ticket when arriving in Malaysia at the border control!
So, if you are travelling to Malaysia on a one-way plane ticket or even an open-jaws ticket, check with the airline as to their visa requirements.
The last thing you want to do is have to buy an expensive ticket at the airport before they let you on!
These days I usually purchase an Air-Asia ticket very cheaply down to Singapore - Just to be safe!