Malaysia is a South Asian country that is famous for its culture, rainforests, beaches, history, colonial buildings, underwater diving experience, etc. The capital of the country is Kuala Lumpur. Many Indians wish to travel to Malaysia for tourism purposes.
To enter Malaysia, Indians have to apply for an eVisa. Electronic Visa or eVisa is an online visa application platform that allows foreigners to enter Malaysia. Indian Nationals are allowed to apply for a Malaysian eVisa from the following countries:
|Oman||Qatar||Australia||United Arab Emirates|
|Guam||Micronesia||Marshall Islands||New Zealand|
|Papua New Guinea||New Caledonia||Samoa||Tonga|
|European Union||Gibraltar||Iceland||Guernsey and Alderney|
|Serbia||Russia||Svalbard and Jan Mayen||San Marino|
Duration Of Stay:
EVisa holders can stay in Malaysia for a maximum of 30 days per visit. One eVisa application can be used once only. Visa extension is not allowed.
Applicants need to scan and upload the following documents while applying for a Malaysian eVisa:
- Recent passport sized photograph. This photo must be clicked in a studio within a period of 3 months. It should be 35mm by 50mm in size. The photo should not have any border and must have a white/light background. No headgear is allowed in photograph apart from Turban or Hijab. The photo should cover face from chin to crown.
- Front page of the passport.
- Return flight ticket (Confirmed ticket only).
- Birth Certificate in case of minors.
Applicants need to display the following documents at Malaysian entry checkpoints after arriving in Malaysia:
- EVisa printout.
- Return flight ticket.
- Sufficient funds that will cover your expenses during the stay in Malaysia. You can show Debit or Credit Cards/Cash/ Travelers Cheque.
- Accommodation proof.
How To Apply?
To apply for Malaysian eVisa, you have to first open the eVisa application website of Malaysia. If you are applying for this eVisa for the first time, then click on ‘I’m new’ to initiate the application process. Existing applicants have to click on ‘Returning User’ and they will be directed to their account.
Once you apply for a Malaysian eVisa, approval depends on the Malaysian Mission Office or the Malaysian Immigration Department. If there are any suspicions, you might be asked to submit other documents and also appear for an interview or Skype interview with the Malaysian High Commission, Malaysia Consulate or Malaysian Embassy.
The Malaysian authorities will get in touch with you through emails. If the application is approved, then you have to take a printout of your eVisa on A4 size paper.
The fee to be paid by Indian Nationals for availing a Malaysian eVisa is mentioned below:
|Applying From||Total Amount|
|India, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan||USD 25 + INR 1,050|
|China, North Korea, South Korea, China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia||RMB 330|
|Hong Kong||HKD 380|
|Thailand, Laos, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam, Timor Leste||Baht 1,503|
|Myanmar||MMK 60, 150|
|Jeddah, Iraq, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Yemen||USD 41|
|Australia, French, Fiji, Polynesia, Kiribati, Guam, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga||AUD 62.88|
|United Kingdom, Andorra, Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Bosnia, European Union, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands, Guernsey and Alderney, New Jersey, Iceland, Kosovo, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Turkey, Vatican City State, Ukraine, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain||GBP 35|
News about Malaysian Tourist Visa For Indians
Annual conference of the CII held at London
The annual UK conference of CII had the theme, “UK-India Economic Relations : Beyond Brexit” and was held at the Taj Hotel in London. There were discussions around the stand of Indian companies in the event of Brexit. It was found that these companies believed that there was minimal implication of Brexit on their business in the UK.
India’s High Commissioner to the UK mentioned that there is a need to boost trade between India and UK, as India is a fast-developing economy.
The Chairperson of the UK India Business Council also stated that after Brexit negotiations, India becomes a very important business partner to the UK. She mentioned that growth in India, in terms of outsourced jobs, will imply a boost in British exports as well.
The new Minister for Asia at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) defended the stance taken by UK towards visa provided to Indians. He mentioned that UK has been offering several benefits through their visa service to India, such as same day visa approval.
12th July 2017
Indians are not required to pay for visas to visit Malaysia
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak has announced that Malaysia will waive off the visa fee that is required to visit their country. India and Malaysia has a healthy political and cultural relationship that can strengthen with the free visa scheme for Indians. The new system will allow Indians to apply for their visa online and obtain it within 48 hours. The Indians who are planning to visit Malaysia can also visit the online platform to apply for a visa that offers multiple entries. The governments of both the nations are seeing it as a positive step towards building a stronger bond between both the nations. Both the nations have signed MoU to strengthen certain strategic partnership address common concerns and challenges.
5th April 2017
Malaysia to Introduce New Visa Scheme to Attract Indian Visitors from April 1
Malaysia will be introducing a new visa scheme for tourists from India from April 1st, 2017. As per this new scheme, Indian tourists will have to pay only US$20 (RM 88.5) to get a visa for a 15 day visit and the visa application will be approved within a period of 48 hours. The announcement for the same will be made during the Malaysian Prime Minister’s visit to India next month. The fee charged by Malaysia for e-Visa was detected as one of the reasons for the reduction in the number of visitors from India. To solve this issue, the visa fee under the new scheme has been reduced. Another reason for drop in visitor numbers is the fall in the number of Malaysian Airlines flights to India. The country is discussing with different airline companies to increase flights between Malaysia and India.
31st March 2017