Are you planning to visit Malaysia with an Indian passport ? Well, the bad news is, you will need a Malaysia visa before you land in Kuala Lumpur.
The good news ? You can easily get Malaysia visa online within a day or two with minimum effort . All you will need to do is make an initial payment of 10% to begin processing your Malaysia visa.
This article will explain in detail on everything you need to know about Malaysia visa. There are basically 2 types of visas.
Sticker visas – Used for Long term visits such as work, employment or Student visas
Online visas – Easy to procure, used for short business and tourism purposes. No need to visit local Malaysian embassy
Our focus of this article is only on Malaysia online visas and how you can get them with minimal hassle to you .
Beware of Fake Malaysia visa agents and scams
First off, be careful of 10s of websites which are online and promise to get you Malaysia visa and once you have completed the payment, disappear all together.
Ideally, make an advance payment of say 10 to 25% before your visa is approved. Once your Malaysia visa is approved, agent will then provide you with your visa identification number which you can verify on the official government website and only then make full payment.
There are only two websites which we would recommend :
evisamalaysia.in ( 10% payment , Malaysia visa experts, have a solid team and customer & chat support ,cheaper option )
windowmalaysia.my (Official channel for Malaysia visa, poor implementation and frequent crashes, cheapest option, visa will be rejected if you do not know what to do)
Avoid all other websites which will only scam you of our money . Ideally speak to the travel agent and clear your doubts before you apply for visa.
What are the different types of Malaysia online visa ?
As discussed earlier, there are 3 types of Malaysia online visa which you can apply for :
Malaysia 30 days e visa
Malaysia 15 days e visa
Malaysia eNTRI Note
You can have a look at the below table to determine which Malaysia e visa will be sufficient for your needs.
If you are travelling from India and returning back to India and want to visit Malaysia for 15 days or less, then we suggest you apply for Malaysia eNTRI visa.
What is Malaysia visa fees for online visas ?
As mentioned in the above table the fee for Malaysia online visas is :
Malaysia 15 days e visa – Rs. 3000 (inclusive of GST)
Malaysia 30 days e visa – Rs. 4000 (inclusive of GST)
Malaysia eNTRI visa – Rs. 2800 (inclusive of GST)
If you are buying the visa from window Malaysia then expect to pay at least INR 500 less than as mentioned above.
Malaysia visa fees for sticker visa is approximately INR 7000 .
What are the documents needed for getting Malaysia e visa for Indians ?
The documents needed for procuring Malaysia e visa is the same for all the types of Malaysia online visa :
Scanned passport copy (front and back)
Soft copy of your passport size photo
Confirmed return flight ticket (if you have not made your flight bookings, then the agent can make temporary ones for you . Once you get your visa, you can make your own bookings.)
Hotel bookings : If you are staying with a relative then you need to provide their address and their passport details as well.
When we applied with Malaysia visa agent , we sent them passport picture and an iPhone portrait pic (no smiling) in white background. The agent, then had their photo editors modify them to suit for the requirements for Malaysia visa. See if your agent can provide such a facility.
If you are planning on applying online yourself, then ensure that the photo and passport requirements are as mentioned below in the image . Take extra precautions since your visa can be rejected based on Malaysia visa documents requirements .
This image as sent to us by the agent when we placed a request with them.
Applying for Malaysia visa
Once you have the documents needed for applying Malaysia visa online, you can now proceed with applying for Malaysia visa .
You can apply for Malaysia visa on any of the below websites
evisamalaysia.in(Malaysia visa travel agent who can take care of the process for you once you have emailed them the documents)
windowmalaysia.my( Official government portal for applying for visa where you need to create an account & take care of the process yourself )
Applying for Malaysia visa with the agent
We will first show you how you can apply for Malaysia visa with evisaMalaysia.in
Step 1 : visit the website. Click the link to open the website in new tab .
Step 2 : Click on “Apply for Malaysia eVISA” option from the menu
Step 3 : When applying for visa, Select the visa type that you will need.
Fill the form that you see with your basic information. You need not make any payment when filling the form. One of their agents will call you and explain the process. Check your email for confirmation message.
You need to make 10% payment later to initiate the visa process.
After that you can contact the agent who called you anytime to know the status of your visa. You will get SMS from time to time about the status on your visa.
Applying for Malaysia visa on the official website
Please note that you need to create an account first before you apply for eNTRI visa and in one account you can apply for one Malaysia eNTRI visa only.
So if you have to need Malaysia visa for 10 passports, then you better have more than 10 accounts(different emails) for your Malaysia entri visa.
Step 1 : Visit the Official Malaysia visa link (windowmalaysia.my) . Ensure that it is .my and not “.com” .
Step 2 : Click on apply online.
Step 3: Click on “I am New“
Step 4 : Take note of take note of the below image of a sample passport . You will now need to enter the information as mentioned . Be careful when filling out the form.
Once you have created an account, you will receive an email with details on how to proceed further.
Can Indians get Malaysia visa on arrival ?
Indian passport holders can get Malaysia visa on arrival if they:
Already hold a valid tourist visa for either Thailand,Singapore or Indonesia.
Hold a valid return ticket to India.
Have at least USD 1000 with you to show as proof of sustenance during your stay in Malaysia.
If you satisfy the above conditions you can get visa on arrival at the following entry points:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)
Bayan Lepas International Airport, Pulau Pinang
Sultan Ismail, Senai Airport, Johor
Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah.
Kuching International Airport, Sarawak.
Tuas – Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (Second Link) ONLY
But is it a good idea to get Malaysia visa on Arrival ? Particularly, when it is cheaper, easier and more safe to get your Malaysia visa before you plan your travel ?
You can read more about Malaysia visa on arrival on this article.
How to verify the status of my Malaysia eVISA or Malaysia eNTRI visa for Indian citizens ?
You can verify your visa by visiting the official Malaysia website.
- Go to the below link below
Enter your passport number in the first field.
In the second field, you will need to enter your sticker number. You can find your sticker number in your electronic visa.
Enter your Malaysia eVisa sticker number from your visa. See reference image below
If all the information entered is valid, then the website should return record found. This is proof that your visa is approved.
How long does it take for Malaysia visa to be approved ?
Malaysia eNTRI visa will be issued immediately provided all the information is filled correctly. So one can apply for Malaysia eNTRI visa even 2 days before departure .
Malaysia eVISA takes 3 working days at most. The process is influenced by holidays in both India as well as Malaysia. The 2 days is calculated from the day that we acknowledge you that your visa is applied.
In addition to this, the embassy may ask you submit some additional documents such as aadhar card, bank statements or may even call you for a personal interview. So be prepared for all outcomes.