Visa Application

Disclaimer: The following information is a summary of all relevant information regarding Visa Requirements and Application to Malaysia. We advise that participants also peruse through the complete information of Malaysian Immigration Bureau at their website here.

Visa Requirements

If you are from the countries below, you will be required to apply for and obtain a visa in order to enter Malaysia:

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Pakistan
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Myanmar
  5. Nepal
  6. Afghanistan (Visa with Reference) 

The visas applied should be single-entry visas unless stated otherwise. 

For a full list of countries that require a visa to enter Malaysia, click here

Visa Application

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).

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’s cheque
  7. Invitation letter (if any)
  8. Payment of visa fee

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

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.

For more information, you may access the Malaysian Immigration Bureau website here.

Alternatively, for more questions on visa application, click here.

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