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Visa Requirements In Malaysia

A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognised travel document of a foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted.

Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.

Visa requirement by countries are as follows:
(Please refer to Official Website of Immigration Department of Malaysia for updated lists)

Countries that require visa ·         Afghanistan *

·         Angola

·         Bhutan

·         Burkina Faso

·         Burundi

·         Central African Republic

·         China

·         Colombia

·         Comoros

·         Congo Democratic Republic

·         Congo Republic

·         Cote D’Ivoire

·         Djibouti

·         Equatorial Guinea

·         Eritrea

·         Ethiopia

·         Guinea-Bissau

·         Hong Kong (Certificate of Identity or Document of Identity)

·         India

·         Liberia

·         Myanmar (normal passport)

·         Nepal

·         Niger

·         Rwanda

·         Republic of Serbia & Republic of Montenegro

·         Taiwan

·         United Nations (Laissez Passer)

·         Western Sahara

Commonwealth countries that require visa ·         Bangladesh

·         Cameroon

·         Ghana

·         Mozambique

·         Nigeria

·         Pakistan

·         Sri Lanka

Countries that require visa for stay exceeding 3 months ·         Albania

·         Algeria

·         Argentina

·         Australia

·         Austria (Vienna)

·         Bahrain

·         Belgium

·         Bosnia-Herzegovina

·         Brazil

·         Croatia

·         Czech Republic

·         Denmark

·         Egypt

·         Finland

·         France

·         Germany

·         Hungary

·         Iceland

·         Ireland

·         Italy

·         Japan

·         Jordan

·         Kirgystan

·         Kuwait

·         Kyrgyz Republic

·         Lebanon

·         Liechtenstein

·         Luxembourg

·         Morocco

·         Netherland

·         Norway

·         Poland

·         Qatar

·         Romania

·         St. Marino

·         Saudi Arabia

·         Slovakia

·         South Korea

·         Spain

·         Sweden

·         Switzerland

·         Tunisia

·         Turkey

·         Turkmenistan

·         United Arab Emirates

·         United Kingdom

·         Uruguay

·         Yemen

Countries that require visa for stay exceeding 1 month ·         Armenia

·         Azerbaijan

·         Barbados

·         Belarus

·         Benin

·         Bolivia

·         Bulgaria

·         Cambodia

·         Cape Verde

·         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

·         Mongolia

·         Nicaragua

·         North Korea

·         North Yemen

·         Panama

·         Paraguay

·         Portugal

·         Russia

·         Sao Tome and Principe

·         Senegal

·         Slovenia

·         Sudan

·         Surinam

·         Tajikistan

·         Ukraine

·         Upper Volta

·         Uzbekistan

·         Vatican City

·         Venezuela

·         Zaire

·         Zimbabwe

Countries that require visa for stay exceeding 14 days ·         Libya

·         Macao (Travel Permit/ Portugal Certificate of Identity)

·         Palestine

·         Sierra Leone

·         Somalia

·         South Yemen

·         Syria

For nationals of United States of America, no visa is required for social, business or academic purposes visits (except for employment).

For nationals of Israel, visas are required and prior permission must be obtained from Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs. However for nationals of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro, visas without permissions are required.

For nationals of ASEAN countries (except Myanmar), no visa is required for a stay less than one month. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required (except from nationals of Brunei and Singapore).

Nationals from other countries other than those stated above (except Israel), are allowed to enter Malaysia without visa for social visits not exceeding one month.

Note:
* Visa with reference i.e. with the approval of Malaysia’s Immigration Department is required.

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