How to Get Malaysia eNTRI Visa for Free?

Malaysia visa

Are you planning to visit Malaysia with an Indian passport? Well, the bad news is, you will need a Malaysia eNTRI visa before you land in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia tourist visa for Indians was introduced in 2015, to attract many Indian citizens who were visiting Thailand or Singapore. This move was further enhanced when the Malaysian government announced that Indians can now get Malaysia visa online by either themselves or by working with trusted travel agents like ourselves.

Also with Blinkvisa, all your visa fee is given back to you as cashback which you can use to book your flight, hotel & activity tickets for cheap. And you will get your visa within 4 hours.

malaysia visa

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 everything you need to know about Malaysia’s visa. There are basically 2 types of visas.

  1. Sticker visas – Used for Long term visits such as work, employment or Student visas
  2. Online visas – Easy to procure, used for short business and tourism purposes. No need to visit the local Malaysian embassy

Our focus of this article is only on Malaysia’s online visas and how you can get them with minimal hassle to you.

Is Malaysia Visa Really Free?

While only the eNTRI is free, the Malay government still charges the processing and convenience fee for the eNTRI which may come up to INR 1744. Thus, though a free visa, the afore-mentioned charges apply.

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 Single entry e visa
  • Malaysia 30 days Multiple entry e visa
  • Malaysia eNTRI Note visa

You can have a look at the below table to determine which Malaysia e visa will be sufficient for your needs.

Malayisa Visa Types

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?

As mentioned in the above table the fee for Malaysia online visas is :

  • Malaysia 30 days single entry e visa – Rs. 3580 (inclusive of GST)
  • Malaysia 30 days multiple entry e visa – Rs. 3780 (inclusive of GST)
  • Malaysia eNTRI visa – Rs. 1980 (inclusive of GST)

Here is the breakdown of the visa cost from the agent which is far cheaper than other websites that we approached for our visa. One website asked us INR 13,000 for a single eNTRI visa.

Malaysia Visa Fee Breakup

If you are buying the visa from window Malaysia then expects to pay at least INR 600 less than as mentioned above. But you may run into trouble when applying on the official website and risk visa rejection due to photo issues.

What are the documents needed for getting a Malaysia visa for Indians?

A summary of the documents needed for Malaysia visa for Indian Nationals is as mentioned below :

  1. Scanned passport copy (front and back)
  2. Soft copy of your Passport size photo( can modify it as per the Malaysia visa requirements if you use their service)
  3. Confirmed flight ticket ( made temporary bookings for our visa purpose.We booked everything after our visa was approved, safer that way)
  4. Hotel bookings ( handled this for us. We booked everything after our visa was approved, safer that way)

malaysia evisa photo requirements

When we applied with Malaysia visa agent, we sent them a passport picture and an iPhone portrait pic (no smiling) in white background. The agent, modified it 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. And there is a possibility of being called for interview at their embassy in either Chennai, Mumbai or Delhi.

The agent sent us this image which will explain all the documents that you need to submit and samples of the same.

Malaysia Visa Requirements

The prices have now been increased by the Malaysia government so the price might have changed now

Applying for Malaysia visa

Once you have the documents needed for applying for a Malaysia visa online, you can now proceed with applying for a Malaysia visa. We have explained how you can apply for Malaysia Visa Online. To apply through Blinkvisa, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit our website for Malaysia visa from India

Step 2: Click on Apply for Visa

Step 3: Fill the Malaysia Form

Step 4: Make an initial payment of Rs.500

Step 1: Visit our website for Malaysia Visa from India. Fill the basic details and click on Get Visa to ‘Buy Malaysia visa for INR 1980‘ that you see on Malaysia Visa Page.

Malaysia Visa Search

Step 2: On the Malaysia visa page you can click on apply for the visa. It is okay if you choose the incorrect ‘visa type‘ now. We will call you later to help you choose the right one.

Malaysia eNTRI visa fee break-up

Step 3: Scroll down to find the Malaysia visa form. Fill this correctly. Our expert will call you and help you with your doubts.

Malaysia Visa Online

Step 4: Now you will have to make a payment INR 500 to initiate the Malaysia visa process.

The rest amount can be paid once your visa is approved.

The second option is applying via the Malaysian official website.

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 a Malaysia visa on Arrival? Particularly, when it is cheaper, easier and safer to get your Malaysia visa before you plan your travel?

You can read more about Malaysia visa on arrival in this article.

How to verify the status of my Malaysia eVISA or Malaysia eNTRI visa for Indian citizens?

Now you can verify the status of Malaysia entri visa for Indian citizens. You can verify your visa by visiting the official Malaysia website.

  • Go to the below link below

Verify Malaysia visa

  • 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.

malaysia evisa/entri note sticker letter

  • Enter your Malaysia eVisa sticker number from your visa. See the reference image below

Malaysia visa record found

If all the information entered is valid, then the website should return records 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 are calculated from the day that we acknowledge you that your visa is applied.

In addition to this, the embassy may ask you to 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.

FAQ Malaysia online visa

What would happen at the immigration counter?

Once you present your eVisa, you might be asked details such as how many days you would be staying in Malaysia? What is your plan?

You might be also asked to present your return tickets and hotel bookings. Your e visa document might also be verified for spelling mistakes and other misinformations

Who can apply for Malaysia online visa?

To know the details, please see the below image.

What would happen if we over-stay in Malaysia more than the days we are allowed to in the visa?

You are allowed to stay in Malaysia for up to a maximum of 30 days. You will be subjected to an administrative fine by the Malaysian local authorities and your next entry into Malaysia may be denied for a certain period of time if you failed to stay within the stipulated time.

Can I apply for my online visa from Malaysia?

No. eVISA does not allow applications to apply within Malaysia. eVISA must be obtained prior to your entry into Malaysia.

Should I re-apply for a Malaysia eVISA if my departure date changes but the new date is within 3 months?

No. You do not have to re-apply for a new Malaysia eVISA within 3 months from the approved visa issuance date by the Department of Immigration Malaysia to enter Malaysia.

What is Malaysia tourist visa fees?

As discussed earlier, The Malaysia visa fees depend on the visa that you are applying for :

  • Malaysia 30 days single entry e visa – Rs. 3580 (inclusive of GST)
  • Malaysia 30 days multiple entry e visa – Rs. 3780 (inclusive of GST)
  • Malaysia eNTRI visa – Rs. 1980 (inclusive of GST)

Here is the breakdown of the visa cost from the agent which is far cheaper than other websites that we approached for our visa. One website asked us INR 13,000 for a single eNTRI visa.

Malaysia Visa Fee Breakup

Of course, if you apply for Malaysia tourist visa with window Malaysia, then you can expect to pay at least INR 500 lesser.

Should I re-apply for Malaysia eVISA if my departure date changes and the new date is after 3 months?

Yes. You will need to re-apply a new Malaysia eVISA since the approved visa issuance date by the Department of Immigration Malaysia to enter Malaysia is valid for 3 months only.

Upon receiving my issued Malaysia eVISA, I have realised that some of the information that I provided was wrong and needs corrections. What should I do?

You must re-apply for a new Malaysia eVISA with the correct information as per your travel documents.

How long will my Malaysia eVISA be valid for?

Malaysia eVISA is valid for 3 months while eVISA holder is entitled to stay up to a maximum of 30 days for each visit in Malaysia. Each application can only be used once and no extension is allowed.

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