Malaysia visa on Arrival for Indians – Good or Bad

Malaysia visa on Arrival for Indians – Good or Bad

Recently, A couple called us well past midnight from Kochi Airport. They were anxious and wanted our service to get them Malaysia eNTRI visas in half an hour since their flights would depart to Malaysia in 2 hours. Like many tourists, the couple have been misinformed that they can get Malaysia visa on Arrival for Indians .

Unfortunately, we could not help them since we can only apply for Malaysia ENTRI visa before 24 hours of travel. The only way they can enter into Malaysia now was to cancel their current flight, catch the next flight to Thailand and fly into Malaysia from there.

The couple chose to cancel their plans rather than suffer the ordeal.

This article is written to make it clear for you how and when you are eligible to apply for Malaysia visa on Arrival and what are your better and more efficient alternatives.

Can Indians get visa on Arrival to Malaysia ?

Short answer is No, You cannot walk in directly at the immigration counter and ask for a Malaysia tourist  visa if you are arriving from India.You need to enter into Malaysia via a third country to be eligible for visa on Arrival.

But yes you can get Malaysia visa on arrival if you meet certain conditions . We will discuss these in the following section

Malaysia visa on Arrival requirements for Indians

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 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.

The below table explains the various online Malaysia visa options you can use.

Name of visa 30 days eVisa 15 days eVisa Malaysia eNTRI visa
Total days of Stay 30 days 15 days only 15 days only
Visa fees INR 4000 INR 3000 INR 2800
Single Entry/ Multiple Entry Multiple Entry Multiple Entry Single Entry Only
Can enter from ? Any Country Any Country Direct from India, Thailand, Singapore
Days before application 20 days 20 days 2 to 3 days
How to apply for Malaysia eVISA/eNTRI visa ?

We can help you get your Malaysia visa. In fact, our service will help you get your Malaysia eVISA even if you do not have a flight & hotel already booked for your visa.

This is very important since we see that several visas get rejected on a daily basis and the people who have invested for the trip have no option but to lose their money. This is why our service is most used visa service around since we can help you procure your visa without making any flight & hotel bookings in advance . 

Our process is so simple that we only need 2 documents from you to get you your visa

Documents required for Malaysia visa

To apply for Malaysia eVisa click here

How much to apply for Malaysia online visa from you ?

Malaysia visa application fees

All the above fees includes GST of 18%.

The steps involved in applying for any of the 3 visas with us is the same.

  1. Fill below form.
  2. Give us the documents and complete 10 % initial payment for your visa. You can pay via any debit, credit or net banking account
  3. Once we get your visa approved, you can then verify the visa online and once you are satisfied with it you can make the balance payment to us.
  4. Your visa will be sent to you via email once you complete full payment

Below is a sample eNTRI note


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