Malaysia Visa -
This article guides you through the visa requirements for a Malaysia tourist visa, and where to find a Malaysian embassy so you can actually apply for it.
Do you need a Malaysian visa?
First I will start with the rules for visa on arrival. Visa on arrival means that you get a visa stamp when you arrive in Malaysia.
So which nationalities don't need to apply for a visa before traveling to Malaysia?
Nationals of following countries don't need to apply for a visa. When you arrive at the airport/border crossing, you will only get a visa stamp which is valid for 3 months. This means that you can stay in the country for 3 months. Here we go:
All Asian countries except: Myanmar, Antigua & Bermuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, el Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (sir), Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Macau (sir), Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldavia, Monaco, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nicaragua, North Korea, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Sao Tome & Principe, Slovenia, Solomon Island, Saint. Kits & Nevis, Saint Lucida, Saint Vincent, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, upper Volta, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican city, Venezuela, Western Samoa, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
You can no longer apply for a tourist visa when you arrive at one of the airports in Malaysia.
These countries are :
Sub Continent Nationals: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
African Countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic Republic, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Western Sahara.
Other Countries: Taiwan, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Peoples Republic of China.
And remember to have more than enough with pages in your passport.
In addition to this, you should have an onward ticket to show that you're actually leaving the country (in theory).
When we traveled to Malaysia, we only showed our Norwegian passports, got a stamp each and no one checked if we had an onward ticket.
But maybe we were lucky ?
If you're already on the run and traveling; here are some examples of countries in Asia where you can apply for a Malaysia visa.
India - New Delhi
High Commission of Malaysia in New Delhi
50-M, Satya Marg
110 021 - New Delhi
Monday - Friday
8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Thailand - Bangkok
35 South Sathorn Road
Monday - Friday
0800 - 1200:1300 - 1600 (Mon-Thur), 0800 - 1130 : 1400 - 1600 (Fri)
Laos - Vientiane
23 Singha Road
Ban Phonxay, P.O Box 789
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm
Cambodia - Phnom Penh
Villa No. 5, Street 242,
Sangkat Chaktomouk, Khan Daun Penh,
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Monday - Friday 0800 - 1630 hours (Lunch break 1200 - 1330 hours)
Philippines - Manila
10th - 11th Floor
The World Center Building
No. 330, Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati City 1200
Republic of Philippines
Monday to Friday 0800 - 1230 : 1330 - 1600 (Monday - Thursday) 0800 - 1200 : 1400 - 1600 (Friday)
Consulate General of Malaysia
24th Floor, Malaysia Building
47-50 Gloucester Road
Wanchai, HONG KONG SAR
Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
China - Beijing
No. 2, Liang Ma Qiao Bei Jie
People's Republic of China
Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Overstaying your Malaysia visa has its consequences.
As far as I know, if you're not caught by the Malaysian officials and you go to them, you have to pay a fine (about 30 RM per day).
However, if you're caught overstaying, the officials can detain you according to the law which opens for discretion. There have been rumors of travelers being detained for several weeks or several months, so watch your stamp.
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