India E-Tourist Visa For Malaysian Citizens updated 2021 COVID Rules

India is just 5 hours away from Malaysia and has direct flights everyday to and fro since Malaysia also has a large diaspora of Indians living there from a long time. So it is no wonder that the Indian government made it easier to visit home by introducing Indian e-Tourist visa for Malaysia citizens back in 2015. As of Nov 2019 this visa has been reinstated after the pandemic although in a limited capacity.

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India government as waived off India visa fee for the first 500,000 applications. Apply now to get your India visa at just processing fee cost of $25 with us.

We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Note: The duration of stay will be limited to 30 till Feb 2022.

Malaysian citizens are in 12th place in terms of visitors to India and Indians too love to visit Malaysia, so both countries enjoy very good exchange of foreign travellers .

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With the implementation of E-Visas, the number of tourists to India has increased steadily. The numbers are expected to increase in the coming years also.

It is now mandatory to get COVID related travel insurance for visa application. Get your travel insurance at just $1 per day with visitorscoverage.com

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Types Of Indian E-Tourist Visa For Malaysian Citizens

Indian government have been cautious and reintroduced only 30 days e-Tourist visa as of now and the same applies to Malaysia applications. Hence, if you had planned to enjoy a looong stay in India, then you will have to wait a few more days to get maybe 1 year e-Tourist visa. But you can apply for 30 days tourist visa twice in the same year, so if you want to extend your trip to 60 days, you can go back to Malaysia, apply for a new India e-Tourist visa and enter India again within a week or so as the flights to and fro are relatively cheap.

But just for the sake of education, we have mentioned all the visas that are bound to be reinstated in the upcoming days.

Note: As of Nov 2021, only 30 days single entry visa can be applied for all foreign tourists to India. This article will be updated once we have an official government circular for the availability of other visas.

30 days India tourist visa, this is applicable for Malaysian citizen who are visiting India for a short duration of 30 days single entry which means you can enter India only once. This is the only visa that is allowed as of Nov 2021, Once your visa is approved you will need to make use of this visa within 120 days. Check your visa approval copy to know the exact expiry date of your visa.

60 days India tourist visa, (Not available as of Nov 2021)this is applicable for Malays who is visiting India for a short duration of 60 days. This visa allows double entry which means you can exit & enter India twice. 

1 year India tourist e-visa (Not available as of Nov 2021), this is for anyone one who want to explore the whole country or in general stay for one full year but you can stay for continuous 180 days only after which you need to exit the country and re-enter. So before your 180 days are up you need to go back to Malaysia and you can return back to India within a day or two. Take it easy !!

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We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Beware of India visa scams

There have been a lot of sites which are designed just like India visa and have been charging exorbitant processing fees of $100 or more with false claims of express or emergency visas. These are not possible and are fake.

Government of India has not authorized any agent or intermediary to charge any fee for facilitation of emergency / express Visa/eVisa.

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So if someone is charging you more or if someone is promising you fast or express India visas, do not fall for the trap. It is fine taking consultation for a reasonable fee.

Also once you get your visa make sure you are double checking your visa online with your applicationID to see if your visa is genuine. You can verify your visa authenticity on the government website.

Requirements for Malaysian passport citizens to apply for India Tourist Visa

Since India visa is online the process is fairly simple in theory, but practically India visa application is one of the complex ones since you need to not only provide information about yourself but also that of your family members, spouse along with the details of even your parents . Phew !!!

So make sure you are sober & have plenty of free time on your hands before you sit on your visa application. Or you can take the easy way out and outsource your visa application to us and we will deliver your visa to your email address.

Apply for India Visa Online

India government as waived off India visa fee for the first 500,000 applications. Apply now to get your India visa at just processing fee cost of $25 with us.

We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Note: The duration of stay will be limited to 30 till Feb 2022.

Documents needed for India e-Tourist visa are:

  1. Passport front and back scanned copy.
  2. A passport size photo soft copy in a white background
  3. Parents (both mom and dad) information
  4. Spouse’s information
  5. Port of entry in India
  6. Work related information
  7. A valid COVID Insurance. (You can apply below)

It is now mandatory to get COVID related travel insurance for visa application. Get your travel insurance at just $1 per day with visitorscoverage.com

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What is the fee for India e-Tourist visa for Malaysian Nationals ?

The regular,India Visa fees for Malays are mentioned below. But as mentioned earlier, Indian government has announced free visa for the first 500,000 applicants, so you can apply for your India visa with us at get it just at processing fee cost of MYR 119 !!.

Also note that as of Nov 2021, only e-Tourist visa of 30 days can be applied. Others are not available due to COVID

India visa TypeFee for Malaysian CitizensRemarks
e-Tourist Visa 30 Days$25 (MYR 104)30 Days – Double Entry
e-Tourist Visa 1 Year$40 (MYR 170)365 Days – Multiple Entry
e-Business Visa$100 (MYR 415 )365 Days – Multiple Entry
e-Conference Visa$100 (MYR 415 )30 Days – Single Entry
e-Medical Visa$100 (MYR 415 )60 Days – Triple Entry
e-Medical Attendant Visa$100 (MYR 415 )60 Days – Triple Entry

India E-Tourist visa fee for Malaysian citizens is $25 (MYR 119). Banks charge an additional 2.5% of the above amount as their service charge. If you sought the service of a travel agent, then expect to pay anywhere between  MYR 50 to MYR 100 extra as a service fee. 

What is the processing time for India visa ?

Since this visa is online, the processing time visas is the same as other countries which is 72 working hours. You need to also apply for your visa at least 48 hours before your departure after which you will not be even able to submit the form.

You can submit a maximum of 120 days before your departure if you want the extra peace of mind and do not want to scramble at the last minute. But due to the current COVID-19 pandemic in India, we suggest to apply for your visa 1 week before departure and also book fully refundable flights for extra caution.

Do Malaysian citizens need a visa to visit India?

It was made mandatory for all nationals visiting India to have a valid visa before arrival at any Indian ports. Malaysian citizens must apply for a right visa and get it approved before arriving in India. In fact, foreign nationals arriving at Indian ports without a valid or and proper visa shall be deported back to their country.

Is it possible for Malaysians to get a visa on arrival in India?

India does not provide visa on arrival to any foreign nationals because Indian replaced the existing visa on arrival system with E-Visas. E-Visas cannot be applied for at any of the ports as it takes a minimum of 2 days to get your E-Visa approved.

How long will it take for approval of my Indian E-Tourist visa?

It can take anywhere from two to four days to get your Indian E-Tourist visa approved. Provided all the information and supporting documents you furnished are correct and the Indian Embassy does not ask you for any additional documents.

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