Malaysia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports should be valid for at least six months after the date of arrival in Malaysia.

Passport and visa note

Travelers to Malaysia are generally required to fill out a Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) at least 72 hours before entry.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Malaysia of up to 90 days.

Visa note

All visitors must have proof of adequate funds and an onward or return sea or air ticket.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

If travelling to East Malaysia (the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo), passports will be inspected.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa: £10; multiple-entry visa: £20.


Single-entry visas: three months from the date of issue; multiple-entry visas: three months to one year from the date of issue with a maximum stay of 30 days per visit. Multiple-entry visas are usually issued to business visitors.


Foreign nationals continuing to the next destination on the same flight within 24 hours without leaving the airport do not require a visa.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission).

Working days

Visas are usually issued on the day you submit the application.

Sufficient funds

Visitors requiring a visa need to show bank statements from the previous three months.

Extension of stay

Visitors are usually only allowed to extend their stay in exceptional circumstances.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 2170 2200. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thu 0800-1230 and 1315-1630. Fri 0800-1230.
Embassy of Malaysia in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 572 9700. Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
High Commission of Malaysia in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7235 8033. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1200 (visa submissions) and 1500-1600 (visa collections).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.