Malaysia tourist visa for Indians was introduced in 2015 to attract many Indian tourists who were visiting Thailand or Singapore. But Malaysia visa can be pricey and it can cost up to INR 7790 depending on the visa type. This article will explain the different types of Malaysia visa and how you can get it for free with Blinkvisa.
Malaysia visa types for Indians – Online visa
If you doubt on do Indians need a visa for Malaysia? The answer is yes, we do!
Basically, there are 4 types of Malaysia visa for Indians when applying as a tourist. These visas can be applied online either by yourself or with the help of a Malaysia visa expert.
- Malaysia eNTRI visa – (Ideal for 15 days visit to Malaysia as a Tourist)
- 30 days Single entry Malaysia eVISA – (allows you 30 days stay, can enter the country one time)
- Malaysia 30 days Multiple entry eVISA – (allows you 30 days stay, can enter the country multiple time)
- Malaysia 1 year Multiple entry eVISA – (allows you 30 days stay, can enter the country multiple time)
Based on your plans, you can choose the right type of tourist visa for Malaysia. The easiest and the most cost-effective visa to get when applying for a Malaysian visa from India is Malaysia eNTRI visa which we can help you get approved within 2 hours whereas Malaysia eVisa can take up to 5 working days.
The table below explains the different types of Malaysia visas for Indians and their fees:
|Name of visa||Malaysia eNTRI visa||30 days Single entry eVisa||30 days Multiple entry eVisa||1 Year Multiple entry eVisa|
|Total days of Stay||15 days only||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|Visa fees (INR)||2490||3580||3780||7790|
|No. of entries||Single Only||Only Single||Multiple Entry||Multiple Entry|
|You can enter from||India, Thailand, Singapore, and Brunei||Any Country||Any Country||Any Country|
|Days before application||1 to 2 working days||2 to 5 working days||2 to 5 working days||7 to 10 working days|
Malaysia tourist visa fees for Indians
All the visas above are valid for up to 3 months from the date of issuance. Additionally, they can be used for both tourism as well as to visit a relative or friend.
Malaysia Tourist visa fee for Indians is as mentioned below, but you will get full cashback of this fee when you apply with Blinkvisa
|Malaysia visa fees||eNTRI visa||30 days single entry||30 days Multiple entry||1 Year Multiple entry|
|VFS Fees (INR)||1900||2990||3190||7280|
|Our Fees (INR)||500||500||500||500|
|Total Cost (Rs)||2490||3580||3780||7790|
First off, be careful of 10s of websites that are online and promise to get your Malaysian visa and once you have completed the payment, disappear altogether.
Beware of Fake Malaysia visa agents and scams
Ideally, make an advance payment of say 10 to 25% before your visa is approved. Once your Malaysian visa is approved, the 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 :
blinkvisa.com ( INR 500 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, the 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 a visa.
Whether you are applying for a Malaysia eVISA or an eNTRI visa, you will need to do the following:
Fill your Malaysia visa application form (visit blinkvisa)
Make the initial payment of 10% of the fee and upload the required documents
Wait for the visa experts to call after your visa gets approved
Verify the status of your visa yourself and make the remaining payment
We will contact the embassy and follow-up on your visa application and ensure that your Malaysia visa is approved in the fastest time possible.
Requirements for Malaysia tourist visa for Indians in 2019
The list for the Malaysia visa requirements for Indian citizens is simple and short. You will need to upload the following documents for your Malaysia eVISA or eNTRI tourist visa:
Make sure your passport has a validity of at least 6 months. Additionally, it needs to have two blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
A scanned copy of your recent photograph as per the below specifications. When applying with us, if you can send a clear passport photo of you captured in your phone, we can edit it as per Malaysia visa specifications
Your visa application will get rejected if these specifications are not met. If you are applying for a Malaysia visa through us, our graphic designers will ensure the correct specifications.
Send us a pic of your passport first page and last page. Our editors will edit the document to suit Malaysian tourist visa specifications
A scanned copy of your passport’s last page. The requirements are the same as above.
A scanned copy or send us a photo of your passport’s page that shows your last international travel details.
Confirmed flight tickets to and from India. This needs to be a PDF document.
Apply through us and we will arrange for this document. You do not have to worry about losing money in case your visa gets rejected.
Confirmed hotel reservations for your entire stay in Malaysia. This also needs to be a PDF format.
Let us arrange for this as well. We have trusted travel agencies in Malaysia that will give your hotel confirmation for your entire stay, something that is required for the application of a Malaysia eVISA for Indians. You can make your bookings, once your visa gets approved and not risk your own money.
Requirements for a Malaysia visa on arrival for Indians
Indian passport holders can get a 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 a Malaysia on arrival visa 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?
Why is it not a good idea to get a Malaysia visa on arrival?
Indians can now get Malaysia eVISA or Malaysia eNTRI visa at the comfort of their home. We have helped process over 1 lakh Malaysia eVISAs last year.
All one needs to do is submit us a well-captured photograph of their passport and a photo of them standing against a plain white background (even iPhone or similar quality camera pic will do) and we can get their visa approved within the next 2 days
The reasons to avoid getting Malaysia visa on arrival for Indian passport holders:
The cost. Malaysian government charges you USD 100 (RM 330) for each visa whereas the cost for a normal online visa with us is less than half of that.
Single Entry. Once you exit Malaysia, your visa gets expired. But what if you want to extend your trip? Or visit back next month to soak in the beauty of this wonderful country? You will need to apply for your eVISA once more.
Only 7 days stay allowed. You are allowed to stay in Malaysia for only 7 days. Even the cheapest Malaysia online visa allows you to stay for at least 15 days.
Complications. You need to have a valid visa from either Singapore, Indonesia or Thailand to be eligible for visa on arrival.
Queue. Believe us when we say the queue is huge. You need to wait for at least 2 hours to get your visa since the queue is that long.
Hence, make use of the visa on arrival in only emergency cases.
How to confirm Malaysia tourist visa is authentic
Following are the steps to verify the status of a Malaysia visa officially:
Step 1: Visit the official website for Malaysia visa verification.
Step 2: Enter your passport number followed by the sticker number which we will send. Choose your visa type, enter the captcha code and click on ‘Check‘.
Check the image below to know where you will find the sticker number:
FAQs on Malaysia visa for Indians
Is Malaysia visa, free for Indian?
No, Malaysia visa is not free for Indians. You need to pay INR.2490-3780 depending upon the type of visa.
What would happen at the immigration counter of Malaysia?
Once you present your Malaysia tourist visa, 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 misinformation. This can lead to refusal of entry into Malaysia
Who can apply for a Malaysia tourist visa?
Citizens of the below-mentioned countries can visit Malaysia on a tourist passport.
What would happen if we overstay 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. Moreover, your next entry into Malaysia may be denied for a certain period if you failed to stay within the stipulated time.
Can I apply for my online visa from Malaysia?
No. eVISA does not allow applicants to apply from Malaysia. eVISA must be obtained before your entry into Malaysia. You can apply for your Malaysia e visa from Bangalore.
Should I re-apply for a Malaysia eVISA if my departure date changes but the new date are 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.
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 realized 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?
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.