Malaysia tourist visa for Indians – Updated 2018

Malaysia tourist visa for Indians was introduced in 2015, to attract many Indian tourists 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.

This move has worked wonderfully for Malaysia, with over 6 lakh Indians visiting Malaysia in 2017, This number is further expected to jump by at least 30% in 2018 .

We are the now the #1 travel agency who have successfully provided over 50,000 Malaysia tourist visas this year so far with just 3 visa rejections, far below the average 32 % from other agencies. 

To apply for Malaysia visa with us, all you need to give us is fill a one minute form.

We are also grateful for all our existing customers who have referred us new friends which shows that they are happy with our personalised customer service we have provided them with.

This article will explain you in detail about Malaysia tourist visa, Malaysia visa scams,  Malaysia tourist visa fees, document requirements for Malaysia visa as well as how to apply for Malaysia visa without getting it rejected.

Malaysia tourist visa types for Indians – Online visa

Basically, there are 3 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 tourist eNTRI visa – (Ideal for 15 days visit to Malaysia as a Tourist)
  • Malaysia tourist 30 days eVISA – (Same as above , allows you 30 days of Single entry)
  • Malaysia tourist 30 days Multiple eVISA – (Same as above , allows you 30 days of Multiple entry)

Based on your plans, you can choose the right Malaysia tourist visa. The easiest and the most cost effective visa  to get when applying for Malaysia visa is Malaysia eNTRI visa which we can help you get approved within 2 hours where as Malaysia eVisa can take upto 8 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
Total days of Stay 15 days only 30 days 30 days
Visa fees INR 2800 INR 4000 INR 4500
Single Entry/ Multiple Entry Single Entry Only Single Entry Only Multiple Entry
Can enter from? Direct from India, Thailand, Singapore Any Country Any Country
Days before application 2 to 3 days 3 to 7 days 3 to 7 days


All the visas above are valid for upto 3 months from the date of issue and can be used for both tourism as well as to visit a relative or friend. 

Malaysia tourist visa fees for Indians

As of 2015, Malaysia government fees which was INR 1000 has been waived off for Malaysia 15 days eVISA  as well as Malaysia eNTRI visa for Indians. But VFS fees as well as GST +VAT+ card processing fees are still applicable. See the table below to know the cost of Malaysia visa for Indians. We have added our fee charges as well.

Malaysia Tourist visa fees for Indians

Malaysia visa fees Malaysia eNTRI visa Malaysia 30 days eVisa Malaysia 30 days Multiple eVisa
VFS Fees INR 1750 INR 1750 INR 1750
Government Fees Nil INR 1000 INR 1350
Our Fees INR 600 INR 800 INR 800
IGST INR 432 INR 495 INR 495
Total Cost INR 2800 INR 4000 INR 4500

Beware of Fake Malaysia tourist 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.

How to apply for Malaysia tourist visa for Indians ?

The process to apply for Malaysia tourist visa for Indians is very simple when you have our expertise at your disposal.

malaysia tourist visa apply with us.

All you need to do is fill our Malaysia visa initiation form below and we will handle everything for you.

Once you have completed the above form, we will call you and explain the entire process of Malaysia visa. This includes the documents needed for Malaysia tourist visa for Indians, the charges as well as keep you posted about your visa application status by contacting the embassy.

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 (Click her to apply for Malaysia visa)
  • 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 2018

You will need to upload the following documents for your Malaysia eVISA or eNTRI tourist visa:

requirements for Malaysia tourist visa

  • Make sure your passport has a validity of at least 6 months. It also needs to have two blank pages for the entry and exit stamps.
  • A scanned copy of your recent photograph as per 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 with. If you are applying for Malaysia visa through us, our graphic designers will ensure the correct specifications.

Malaysia evisa photo requirements

 

  • Send us a pic of your passport first page and last page.Our editors will edit the document to suit Malaysia tourist visa specifications

Malaysia evisa requirements

  • A scanned copy of your passport’s last page. The requirements are same as above.

Malaysia evisa passport back page

  • A scanned copy or send us a photo of your passport’s page that shows your last international travel details.

Malaysia evisa requirement last visit

  • 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. I

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. You can make your bookings, once your visa gets approved and not risk your own money.

Malaysia tourist visa on Arrival requirements for Indians

Indian passport holders can get Malaysia tourist 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:

AIR:-

  • 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.

LAND:-

  • 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 ?

Why is it not a good idea to get Malaysia visa on Arrival ?

Indians can now get Malaysia eVISA or Malaysia eNTRI visa at the comfort of their home. In fact, 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 is :

  • The cost. Malaysian government charges you USD 100 (RM 330) for each visa whereas the cost for 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 only for 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 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.

verify malaysia evisa/entri

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:

Malaysia evisa/entri note sticker letter

 

FAQ on Malaysia visa for Indians

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 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 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. 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 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.

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 ?

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..

===============This is old information about Malaysia evisa in 2017==========================

Everything You Need to Know About the Malaysian ENTRI Visa for Indians

Have you been shopping in Bukit Bintang or climbed up Mount Kinabalu? Have you seen the giant Rafflesia flower in bloom? No? maybe it’s time you plan a holiday in Malaysia. Travelling abroad is no longer something reserved for Page 3 celebrities. According to studies, when it comes to outbound markets, India is ranked next only to China and this sector of the market is growing at a steady pace.

South East Asia is one of the most preferred destinations for Indians choosing to holiday abroad. There are many reasons for this. The proximity makes the time taken to travel to Malaysia or Singapore comparable to travel from one end of India to the other. Additionally, air fares are economical and conversion rates are affordable. One Malaysian Ringgit is equivalent to approximately 15 Indian rupees.

When it comes to communicating with locals, English is spoken by most people and hence Indians face little trouble conversing with the local citizens. Visas on arrival make the thought of planning such a holiday even sweeter. Malaysia is one of the 62 countries that Indians can travel to with a visa on arrival. However, you can also apply for Malaysia tourist ENTRI visa or a Malaysian eVisa before you book your tickets as well.

Types of Malaysian Visas for Indians

If you want to apply for a Malaysian Tourist Visa in advance, there are three main types of visas you could apply for:

  • Single Entry Visas

This type of visa is valid for a single entry into the country and is valid for three months.

  • Multiple Entry Visas

This visa allows the holder to enter the country as many times as he or she likes in a period of up to 3 months.

  • Transit Visas

If you are simply transiting through Malaysia and will be spending less than 5 days in the country, you could apply for a transit visa.

For tourist visa purposes to Malaysia, you could apply for a tourist ENTRI visa for Malaysia. ENTRI stands for Electronic Travel Registration & Information. This is a visa waiver program applicable to Indian nationals living in India and abroad and is valid up to 31st March 2018. Malaysia tourist ENTRI visa for Indian citizens is valid for a single entry through select entry checkpoints.

If you are travelling by road, you can enter Malaysia with an ENTRI visa through-

  • The Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint
  • The Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
  • The Tedungan Immigration Checkpoint
  • The Sultan Abu Bakar Complex
  • The Sungai Tujuh Immigration Checkpoint
  • The Padang Besar Checkpoint

If you are flying into the country, you must fly directly from India or via another country where ENTRI is valid. If you are travelling by air, you can enter and exit the country via

  • The Senai International Airport
  • The Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • The Miri Airport
  • The Penang International Airport
  • The Kuching International Airport
  • The Labuan Airport
  • The Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • The Malacca International Airport
  • The Langkawi International Airport

Indians carrying a valid ENTRI note can also use this type of visa to travel to Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Once granted, you may use this type of visa for a duration of 3 months and stay in the country for up to 15 days. It is important to remember that an ENTRI visa cannot be extended and so if you feel like you may want to extend your stay, you should apply for an eVisa instead of an ENTRI visa. It is also important to note that though you can interview for a job while you hold an ENTRI visa, this visa cannot be used for business purposes.

If you’re looking for opportunities to work in Malaysia, you will need to apply for a business visa. Similarly, if you want to study in Malaysia, you must apply for a student visa. In case you have family residing in Malaysia and are visiting the country to stay with them, you will need to apply for a visa with reference.

How to apply for Malaysia tourist ENTRI visa for Indians

Any Indian citizen residing in India or abroad can apply for an ENTRI visa. The Malaysia tourist ENTRI visa requirements for Indian citizens are a passport that is valid for atleast 9 months after your planned holiday, 2 passport photographs with a white background, hotel bookings and flight tickets to and from Malaysia. All documents must be in English and you should pay special attention to your passport photographs as the Malaysian government can be quite strict with these. Most Malaysian visa application rejections are caused due to irregularities with the applicant’s passport photograph.

Once you have all your documents in place, you will need to register online or ask a travel agent to put in your application. Getting an agent to do this for you ensures that there are no unnecessary delays caused by mistakes in the application. For example, if you entered some information incorrectly or entered the wrong dates by mistake, you would need to restart the registration process. If you are not sure of your plans and do not want to make hotel arrangements or book flight tickets until your visa is approved, we can book flight tickets and make hotel stay arrangements necessary for the documentation. After the visa is approved, you are free to make your own arrangements if you would like.

This is a nonrefundable fee. If all goes well, your visa should be approved within 48 working hours. Once your ENTRI visa is approved, you will receive an email notifying you of the same. You will also receive an email with a link from where you can download your approved visa. Along with keeping a digital copy of this visa handy, you must also print a copy and keep it with your passport and other travel documents. 

In case you are travelling with a child under the age of 18, either parent needs to apply for a joint Malaysian visa. You will also need to carry the child’s birth certificate as proof of relationship to the child and your child will need to hold a valid passport.

 

What happens when you arrive in Malaysia

Once you arrive at the Malaysia airport or road check points you will need to go through Immigration. Keep your passport, ENTRI note, return flight tickets, accommodation details and travel funds at hand to ensure this process goes smoothly. It is advisable to keep these documents in a bag separate from your other luggage. Your ENTRI visa will need to be kept safely throughout your stay as you will be asked to present it again when leaving the country. If you are carrying any goods that attract a custom duty, you will need to put down a deposit which will be refunded when you leave Malaysia.

Traveling within Malaysia is easy. If you hold a valid Indian driving license or an international driving license, you can rent a car and drive it around the country. Alternatively, you could rent a car and hire the services of a driver. Taxis are easily available in most cities. To travel between cities, choose between an extensive bus network, the Malaysian Railways and the domestic Malaysia Airlines.

Advantages of applying for a Malaysia tourist ENTRI visa for Indian citizens

Though you could wait until you arrive in Malaysia to apply for your visa, wouldn’t you have more peace of mind if you walked into Malaysia with a visa? An ENTRI visa can be applied for up to 48 hours before your flight. When you apply for this visa with us, it also saves you time and money as we will take care of all your documentation needs and ensure that your visa is approved in time. In addition, we can also help you apply for the right insurance before you begin your holiday. When applying for an ENTRI visa, only one ENTRI visa can be generated per account. If you are travelling with your family, you will need to create a separate account for each person. Thus, choosing to apply for your visa with us is also more convenient.

 

A few Travel Tips

When travelling abroad apart from having sufficient finances you should also be aware of the local customs so as to not offend anyone. The best time to travel to this country is between December and February. Malaysians are considered polite people and shouting at another person or getting angry in public is considered rude. Like Indians, Malaysians eat with only their right hand and believe in removing their shoes before entering a person’s home or religious place. Restaurants and hotels typically charge a 10% service charge when billing for food and hotel stays and hence tipping is not required. If you are invited to somebody’s home, carry a gift for the hostess but avoid gifting wines or alcohol and do not wrap the gift in white or yellow paper. And lastly, whenever you meet someone on the road, smile. Malaysians are friendly people and this simple act can help you make local friends.

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