Malaysian Visa
Do I need one?

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.

Malaysian Visa on Entry

People from the following countries can stay for up to 3 months

Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kirgystan
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Lebanon
Lienchestien
Luxembourg
Morocco
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Peru
Poland
Qatar
Romania
St Marino
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Yemen



People from the following countries can stay for up to 1 month

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Belarus
Benin
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cape Verde
Chad
Chile
Costa Rica
Equador
El Savador
Estonia
Gabon
Georgia
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea Republic
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong SAR
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Macao SAR
Macedonia
Madagascar
Maldova
Mauritania
Mexico
Monaco
Mongalia
Nicaragua
North Korea
North Yemen
Panama
Paraguay
Portugal
Russia
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Slovenia
Sudan
Surinam
Tajikistan
Togo
Ukraine
Upper Volta
Uzbekistan
Vatican City
Venezuela
Zaire
Zimbabwe

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!