A valid passport (and visa if applicable)
is required for all persons entering Malaysia.
Immigration requests that your passport be valid
for at least 6 months. A passport is also necessary
for travel between Peninsular Malaysia and the
East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, as
well as between Sabah and Sarawak
Visitors to Malaysia must be in possession of
valid passport/travel documents with a minimum
validity of six months beyond the period of intended
stay. In the case of a national passport not recognized
by the Malaysian Government, the holder must be
in possession of a document in lieu of passport
obtainable at the nearest Malaysian Mission abroad.
The national passport must also ensure his re-entry
into the country of his citizenship.
Every visitor to Malaysia has to fill in a Disembarkation
Card (IMM. 26). The card has to be handed over
to the Immigration Officer on arrival together
with the national passport or other internationally
recognized travel document endorsed for travel
into Malaysia. A passport/travel document is also
necessary for travel between Sabah and Sarawak.
Visitor passes issued for entry into Peninsular
Malaysia are not valid for entry into Sarawak.
Fresh visit passes must be obtained on arrival
at the point of entry in Sarawak. However, subject
to conditions stipulated, visit passes issued
by the Immigration Authorities in Sabah and Sarawak
are valid for any part of Malaysia.
- Commonwealth Citizens (except Bangladesh/India,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka), British Protected Persons
or Citizens of the Republic of Ireland and Citizens
of Switzerland, Netherlands, San Marino and Liechtenstein
do not need a visa to enter Malaysia.
- Citizens of Albania, Austria, Algeria, Belgium,
Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Denmark,
Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, South
Korea, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Italy, United
States of America, Bahrin, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
Egypt, Morocco, North Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia,Qatar
United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Tunisia do not
require a visa for a Social and Business visit
not exceeding three months.
- Nationals of ASEAN Countries do not require
a visa for a Social and Business visit not exceeding
- Citizens of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya,
Syria, South Yemen do not require visa for a Social
and Business visit not exceeding 14 days.
- Citizens of Bulgaria, Romania and Russia do
not require a visa for a Social and Business visit
not exceeding one week.
- Nationals of the Republic of China, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Cuba, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, North
Korea, Nepal, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam and all
Certificate of Identity (CI) holders must obtain
a visa before entering Malaysia.
- Citizens of nations other than those stated
above (except Serbia Montenegro and Israel) are
allowed to enter Malaysia for a Social and Business
visit not exceeding one month without having a
- A visitor intending to visit any part of Malaysia
is required to be in possession of only one visa
to travel direct from one part of the nation to
Visas are issued by Malaysian Diplomatic Missions
abroad or British Consulates which act for Malaysia
in countries where no diplomatic representation
of Malaysia is established. All visitors to Malaysia
should inquire at the nearest Malaysian Diplomatic
Mission for the latest entry procedures and requirements.