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Entering Malaysia

Entering Malaysia


Passport or Travel Document

All persons entering Malaysia must possess valid national passports or other internationally recognised Travel Documents valid for travelling to Malaysia. These documents must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Malaysia.

Those with passports not recognised by Malaysia must apply for a document in lieu of Passport as well as visa issued by the Malaysian Representative Office abroad. Applications for visas can be made at the nearest Malaysian Representative Office in the respective countries.

In countries where Malaysian Representative Office has not been established, applications can be made to the nearest High Commission or Embassy.

Visa Requirement

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.

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