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Apply for Malaysia Tourist Visa Online

Last updated on December 19th, 2017 at 11:19 am

Disclaimer: This guide is for Indian passport holders travelling to Malaysia as tourists. The information mentioned is up to date at the time of writing the post. I will try to keep it updated. Please refer the official website for specific queries.

Starting 1st April 2017, Malaysia has introduced e-visa and waived off Visa fee for Indian tourists travelling to Malaysia for less than 15 days. This is a big relief from the earlier procedure where one had to submit documents at VFS.

2 types of visa being given to Indian tourists:

Malaysian electronic visa: Details of Malaysia eVisa:

  1. If you plan to stay for more than 15 days but less than 30 days, you will need to apply for a electronic Visa.
  2. This is a multiple entry visa (MEV) which is valid from 3 months of from the date of issuance.
  3. The fee for electronic Visa is USD 25 + Rs.1050.
  4. You can apply 2 weeks in advance from the date of travel. However, if your travel dates change and fall within the 3 months, you need not apply again.
  5. You will need to re-apply if your travel date is extended beyond 3 months.
  6. It takes 24 hours to process the visa; excluding weekends and public holidays.

Visa Waiver program/ eNTRI: Details of the Malaysia Visa waiver program for Indians:

  1. Visa waiver program is to facilitate the entry of Indian tourists into Malaysia. Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI) is the online registration facility created under this Visa Waiver program.
  2. As of now, this provision is available only from 1st April 2017 till 31st March 2018.
  3. If you are a tourist from India and plan to visit Malaysia for less than 15 days, you can apply for eNTRI.
  4. The visa fee for eNTRI is waived. Applicants need to pay USD 20 per form as processing fee.
  5. eNTRI is a single entry visa (SEV) valid for 3 months from the time of issuance.
  6. You need to apply atleast 2 days in advance from the date of travel. However, if your travel dates change and fall within the 3 months, you need not apply again.
  7. You need to have a return ticket to India, Singapore, Thailand or Brunei.
  8. There is a restriction in eNTRI that the holder must enter and exit Malaysia either directly from India or via Singapore, Thailand or Brunei via one of these options:

By Air:

    • Kuala Lumpur International Airport , Sepang (KLIA & KLIA 2)
    • Penang International Airport, Pulau Pinang
    • Langkawi International Airport, Kedah
    • Melaka International Airport, Melaka
    • Senai International Airport, Johor
    • Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
    • Miri International Airport, Sarawak
    • Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah
    • Labuan International Airport, Sabah

By land:

    • Sultan Iskandar Building Immigration Checkpoint, Johor
    • Sultan Abu Bakar Checkpoint, Johor
    • Padang Besar Checkpoint, Perlis
    • Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint, Kedah
    • Sungai Tujuh Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak
    • Tedungan Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak

Table comparing eVISA and eNTRI for Indian tourists travelling to Malaysia:

eVISA eNTRI
Stay Limitations Maximum 30 days Maximum 15 days
Validity 3 months from the date of issuance 3 months from the date of issuance
Purpose of travel  Tourism only Tourism only
Fee USD 25 + 1050 INR USD 20
Processing time 24 hrs excluding weekends and public holidays
Advance application Atleast 2 weeks before travelling Atleast 2 days before travelling
Single Entry/ Multiple Entry Multiple entry Single entry
Documents required 1. Recent passport sized studio photo
2. Passport front page.
3. Confirmed Return flight booking
4. Birth certificate for minor applicants
1. Recent passport sized studio photo
2. Passport front page.
3. Confirmed Return flight booking
4. Birth certificate for minor applicants
5. Proof of accommodation
Extension allowed beyond the stay limitations No No
Depart from which country Does not matter 1. Direct flight from India
2. Enter via Singapore, Thailand or Brunei via Air or land (entry ports mentioned in the next row)
Entry and exit points All gazette Malaysian Entry Exit Points. By air

• Kuala Lumpur International Airport , Sepang (KLIA & KLIA 2)
• Penang International Airport, Pulau Pinang
• Langkawi International Airport, Kedah
• Melaka International Airport, Melaka
• Senai International Airport, Johor
• Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
• Miri International Airport, Sarawak
• Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah
• Labuan International Airport, Sabah
By land

• Sultan Iskandar Building Immigration Checkpoint, Johor
• Sultan Abu Bakar Checkpoint, Johor
• Padang Besar Checkpoint, Perlis
• Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint, Kedah
• Sungai Tujuh Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak
• Tedungan Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak

Photo specifications:

Photo size (35mm wide by 50mm high)
  Without border
  Taken within the last 6 months
  Full face without headgear
  The facial image must be from chin to crown
  Only studio taken photo will be accepted, scanned photos are NOT ACCEPTABLE
  Photo uploaded must have ‘White’ background
  Uploaded photo’s which is not following the specification may be rejected
  A Selfie photo is not acceptable
  Kindly ensure that the uploaded image is as per the specification and is clear to avoid any possibilities of rejection and issues at the the entry/exit points in your current country and Malaysia !

Note: If you are not eligible for eNTRI or eVISA for any reason, you will need to go for a stamped visa through VFS. The details are available on http://www.vfsglobal.com/malaysia/india/. It costs Rs.6000 per applicant.

Call them and check with them for the visa fee DD details (helpline no: 022 67866099). The DDs need to be made in certain banks only. Also, this Rs.6000 is divided into 3 parts: Rs.1000 Visa fee, Rs.4600 service fee to VFS and Rs.400 service tax on this Rs.4600. For each applicant, Rs.1000 component has to be paid as separate DD (so if you are 3 ppl, 3 DDs of Rs.1000 each). Rs.4600 can be paid together as DD (so if you are 3 ppl, one DD of Rs.13800 will do) and Rs.400 per application needs to be paid in cash.

Steps for applying for an eVisa for Indian tourists traveling to Malaysia

Step 1: Open https://www.windowmalaysia.my/evisa/evisa.jsp, the website to apply for Malaysian tourist visa.

Step 2: Click on “I’m New! Apply.” It will take you to the link https://www.windowmalaysia.my/evisa/vlno_register.jsp?type=register

Malaysia eVisa - registration link

Malaysia eVisa – registration link

Step 3: Enter your details. Make sure you enter the details exactly as they are on your passport. Check and double check the spellings etc.

The page is divided into 3 sections: Registration, current local address and Login information. Fill each of these with your details.

Malaysia eVISA Registration form - Section 1

Malaysia eVISA Registration form – Section 1

Malaysia eVIsa Registration form - Section 2 - Address Details

Malaysia eVIsa Registration form – Section 2 – Address Details

Malaysia eVIsa Registration form - Section 3 - Login information

Malaysia eVIsa Registration form – Section 3 – Login information

NOTE: For people who do not use a surname officially (like me 🙂 ):

  • If the Surname field in your passport is blank, enter LNU (Last Name Unknown) in the surname.
  • If the Given name field in your passport is blank, enter FNU (First Name Unknown) in the given name.

These are internationally accepted standards and I have been using it for all my travel. However, if the field is optional, leave it blank.

Click on “Register” to confirm your registration. An email is sent for verification.

Step 4: Check your email and click on the link to confirm.

Registration and confirmation mail for Malaysia Visa

Registration mail for Malaysia Visa

If you do not receive an email in your inbox, check your spam folder.

Step 5: There are 2 options for Indian tourists:

  1. Malaysian electronic visa
  2. Visa Waiver program/ eNTRI

You can read about the details for both types of eVisa decide which one to apply for.

If applying for Malaysian Electronic visa with validity of 30 days 

Step 6: Click on the button “Apply eVisa”

Malaysia-eVisa-link

 

Click on “Apply Now” button.

Apply for Malaysia Visa

 

Fill the form for the first applicant. Please note that there are restrictions on the size of the photos and documents to be uploaded. Click on the picture below to see the full size image.

Malaysia eVisa form

Malaysia eVisa form

Once you have filled the form and verified all the details, click on “Next”. Preview the form and click on “Next” again to make the payment.

Photo specifications:

Photo size (35mm wide by 50mm high)
  Without border
  Taken within the last 6 months
  Full face without headgear
  The facial image must be from chin to crown
  Only studio taken photo will be accepted, scanned photos are NOT ACCEPTABLE
  Photo uploaded must have ‘White’ background
  Uploaded photo’s which is not following the specification may be rejected
  A Selfie photo is not acceptable
  Kindly ensure that the uploaded image is as per the specification and is clear to avoid any possibilities of rejection and issues at the the entry/exit points in your current country and Malaysia !

Passport first page scan specifications:

 Scan only the first page (or first two pages) of passport
  Make sure that all information is clearly visible/readable
  The scanned page should be scanned based on original passport and in full colored only
  Scanned black and white photocopy of passport is not accepted
  Uploaded passport which is not following the specification may be rejected
  Please retain the original size upon scanning
  Kindly ensure that the uploaded image is as per the specification and is clear to avoid any possibilities of rejection and issues at the the entry/exit points in your current country and Malaysia !

Passport last page scan specifications:

  Scan only the last page of passport
  Make sure that all information is clearly visible/readable
  The scanned page should be scanned based on original passport and in full colored only
  Scanned black and white photocopy of passport is not accepted
  Uploaded passport which is not following the specification may be rejected
  Please retain the original size upon scanning
  Kindly ensure that the uploaded image is as per the specification and is clear to avoid any possibilities of rejection and issues at the the entry/exit points in your current country and Malaysia ! !

Flight ticket specifications:

Kindly scan and upload the Original Round Trip Ticket / Printed Itinerary in full color.
  Photocopy scan and upload Flight Ticket is not permitted and might be subjected to possible rejection.

Accommodation booking specifications:

Kindly scan and upload the Original Accommodation Booking in full color.
  Photocopy scan and upload Accommodation Booking is not permitted and might be subjected to possible rejection.
  Applicant wishing to with Relatives, Kindly write a cover letter and specify the accommodation details and upload it.

Step 7: Fill the application and make individual payments for every person travelling to Malaysia.

Step 8: Once the visa is approved, you can login again and download the eVISA. Print the eVISA and carry it with you when travelling to Malaysia.

If applying for eNTRI note:

Step 6: Click on “Enroll eNTRI Program” button

Malaysia-eNTRI-link

Step 7: Go through the “Important Notice” and click on “Proceed” button when finished.

Notice for eNTRI applicants

 

Step 8: Fill the form for the first applicant. Click on the picture below to see the full-size image.

Malaysia eNTRI form

Malaysia eNTRI form

Check the specifications for the photo, Passport scan, flight and accommodation booking uploads in the eVISA section.

Step 9: Select a mode of payment and click on “Next” button at the bottom right. If the photo needs minor editing, you can edit the same in this page. Accept the terms and conditions, preview the form, make the payment and submit it.

Step 10:  Fill the application and make individual payments for every person travelling to Malaysia.

Step 11: eNTRI gets instant approval on a working day. In case of non-working day, you will have to wait for eNTRI generation.

Step 12: Print the eNTRI note and carry it with you when travelling to Malaysia. There is also a pop-up message that shows ‘You are advised to print both the versions of the eNTRI….’. However, starting from May 1, 2017, e-NTRI note would be a single page pdf containing the photograph.

Step 13: Make sure the documents are in order and details same as that mentioned in the eNTRI note. The responsibility of documents, in this case, lies completely on the traveller and having and eNTRI does not mean entry to Malaysia is guaranteed. It is subject to the person carrying proper documents.

Note: Only 1 eNTRI application is allowed per account. You will have to create as many accounts (with separate email IDs as the number of applicants). This is true even for infants/ kids 😐

Details of Malaysian consulates in India:

(in case you need to get in touch with them)

The Chennai consulate details are:

Address: No.7, (Old No.3),
Cenotaph Road,
1st Street, Teynampet
600 018
Chennai
Telephone: +091-44-24334434
+091-44-24334435
+091-44-24334436
Fax: +091-44-24334437
Email: [email protected]

Work days: Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m
Public Holidays: Saturday & Sunday

This information is available on their website http://www.kln.gov.my/web/ind_chennai/home.

Mumbai consulate details:

Address: 5th. Fl, Notan Classic,
Building, 24th. Off Turner Road
Bandra (W)
400050
Maharastra, India

Telephone: Off.:+91 22 2645 5751/52
Visa : +91 22 2645 5541 [[email protected]]
Fax: +91 22 2645 5750
Email: [email protected]

Work days: Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m – 4.30 p.m
Public Holidays: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
Website: http://www.kln.gov.my/web/ind_mumbai/home

Malaysian Consulate in Delhi:

Address: 50-M, Satya Marg,
Chanakyapuri,110021
New Delhi

Telephone: +91-11-24159300
Visa & Immigration Section: 24159306 / 24159312]
Fax: +91-11-26881538
Email: [email protected]

Work days: Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m – 4.30 p.m
Public Holidays: Saturday & Sunday
Website: http://www.kln.gov.my/web/ind_new-delhi/home

Edited 20th May 2017: Adding comments of a few users who applied for eNTRI/ eVISA with their experiences. It may not be possible for everyone to go through individual comments.

Comment by Raghav:

Dear All,

Last week was the first time i visited Malaysia through Singapore from India.

My Travel itenary : BOM-SIN-JHB-KUL-SIN-BOM

Malaysia was my last minute plan to add in the travel.

Have reached out to lot of people/agents/embassy to apply Visa for Malaysia.

Everyone was aware of the Printed Visa and eVisa only – Printed Visa is charged around INE 6500 per person and takes minimum 4-5 working days.
eVisa is INR 3500 per person and takes 24-48 working hours.

Let me narrate the story before i go to the advantages and disadvantages of the various visas for malaysia including eNTRI.

I had spoken to consulate people both in Mumbai and Chennai – they are not sure of eNTRI and asked us to apply for eVisas as am entering from Singapore on Road. The officer has told dont apply eNTRI as no one is sure and go for eVisa.

We have applied eVisa for all 3 of us – me, my spouse and kid -> After 22 hrs in working day – my kid’s eVisa got approved and ours 2 got rejected. We were worried as the travel date was just 48 hrs and we need to know why it got rejected as the documents for us and kid are same.

We tried reaching out to Mumbai consulate – they said that you need to reach out the online chat customer care from the website.

We have reached to the chat customer care and they have said the reasons could be any but the consulate only knows the reason. The below is the chat transcript instructions.

Here are some possible reasons your application was rejected: 1) Given/Middle name and Surname must be filled in exactly as per passport. If there is no surname, kindly leave it blank. (Note: Spaces in between names are taken into account as well);
2) New Passport number and also Old Passport number (if any, it’s stated in Last Page of your CURRENT passport. If none, kindly fill in the new passport number);
3) Photo of passport did not meet the standard requirements (i.e: Must either be in the form of e-Photo taken from studio OR scanned from the Original in color, clear with white background and HAS to be cropped & rotated in the upright orientation);
4) Passport Pages did not meet the standard requirements (i.e: Must be scanned from the Original in color, clear, and HAS to be cropped & rotated in the upright orientation) ;
5) A Valid Full Return ticket also known as Roundtrip Ticket from and to your Origin Country MUST be uploaded. Note that all air tickets have to be in color, genuine & not photoshopped or edited in any way. (i.e: India – Malaysia – India);
6) Hotel booking(s) & air ticket(s) must be valid/not passed the actual travel date;
7) Proof of address (i.e: AADHAAR Card, Society Letter, etc.) to be the same address as current resident address in their Country of Origin, if requested;
8) Latest Visited Country – Entry and Exit Stamp (i.e: Page must be scanned from the Original in color, clear, and HAS to be cropped & rotated in the upright orientation); and/or
9) Documents such as hotel bookings, identification card, birth certificates & any other documents requested must be clear, in color, and has to be cropped accordingly & rotated in the upright orientation; and/or9) Ensure all particulars in the form are keyed in correctly (i.e: date of issuance/expiry, passport number, date of birth, etc.)
You may re-apply again a fresh application and when you re-apply, kindly bear these in mind. If all documents uploaded correctly and particulars filled in as per instructions and is deemed satisfactory by Immigration Officer, it won’t take more than 24 working hours for Immigration to process your application.

We have reached to Mumbai consulate officer post this – and they had requested to write an email to [email protected]

and we have got a similar reply :

Dear sir,

We do not divulge our reason for rejection. Issuance of visa is under the discretion of the High Commission.

You may reapply again should you wish to.

However, kindly heed these guides;

1. Ensure all information is keyed in correctly as per details on passport
2. Ensure all uploaded documents (passport pages, proper full air tickets, hotel booking) are original
3. Ensure hotel booking are uploaded; hotel booking must be complete for whole duration of visit in Malaysia (ie; visiting for 5 days, booking must be for complete 5 days)
4. Ensure photos and all documents follow stated specification
5. It will be very helpful to attach a covering letter stating tourist plan and people accompanying on the trip

We shall consider your application thoroughly.

We got worried as all the documents already provided considers all these mentioned above but still couldn’t find the reason for rejection.

So, we dared to proceed with our travel by taking an eNTRI instead of applying eVisa again due to the time limitations.

eNTRI is instant and we have received as soon as we made the processing fee charges.

We entered through the Second link from Singapore(Tuas checkpoint) and Sultan Abu bakar checkpoint(Malaysia) through a Taxi.

The immigration officer verified all the documents and provided the entry permission in 15 minutes.

While going to Singapore, i had checked with the Indian immigration officer as well – he was kind and helpful to go through these documents and has suggested that eNTRI is also a very valid entry document and he couldn’t spot much of difference of eNTRI and eVISA except the section/clause that you are allowed.

If you are entering from India directly or through the mentioned countries – think if you have all the documents mentioned handy and if you have enough money/credit card/itenary and valid return ticket with all the stay/accommodation details – there is no reason for denial of entry unless any discrepancies.

Am furnishing the entire story here so that it will be useful to thousands of users who are planning to visit Malaysia through the new Visa regulations.

Thanks,
Raghav

Comment by Kalyan (he is an Indian passport holder working in Srilanka on a resident visa. He wanted to visit Malaysia with his Srilankan office colleagues):

Writing this as it may help for anyone with similar situation.

Yes I got clarity. If we’re travelling from Sri Lanka, we cannot apply eNTRI. I applied for an eVisa. If you’re travelling from Sri Lanka then the online application should be applied from Sri Lanka itself as the country drop down during registration populates based on the country you’re applying from. And we must specify the current local address as the address we’re staying in the country applying from(that’s what I got to know from online support). I had this country problem as I was an employee in Sri Lanka and was on a vacation in India, where I tried applying for this. So I had my friend in Sri Lanka do all the process for me. Now I’m back in Sri Lanka and we’re travelling on 10th May.

And also, additional mandatory documentation is needed for an Indian applying from Sri Lanka. Along with return flight ticket, passport and accomodation, we need employment confirmation letter from the place we’re working, a visa request letter and 4 months bank statement. After applying, I have also been asked for Residence Visa copy of Sri Lanka in my passport and then the visa got approved. It took 3 working days in total.

Hope the post helps tourists travelling to Malaysia. Leave a comment if you have any queries. Or if you have applied and would like to share your experience with other travellers!

 

139 Comments

  1. Ashwin says:

    Hi Priyanka,

    Thanks for your quick reply. I appreciate it. Should I apply for 15days eVisa or 30days eVisa. ( https://evisamalaysia.in/malaysia-evisa-for-indians/ )

    I will be visiting for tourism purpose only. Ain’t the eVisa valid for 3months? So wouldn I be eligible for multiple visits within those 3months.

    I usually stay there for 4days. Usually visiting Sepang Race Circuit & Batu Cave Temple.

    Best,

    Ashwin

    • Priyanka says:

      You can apply for a 15 days eVISA since your visits are only for 4-5 days. You can make as many trips as you want in the 3 months that your eVISA is valid, as long as the stay does not exceed 15 days.

      Enjoy your trips 🙂
      Priyanka

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