Every visitor entering Malaysia must possess a valid national Passport or recognised Travel Document valid for travel to Malaysia. The documents shall be valid for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.
Both Sabah and Sarawak retain a certain degree of state-level control of their borders. Every visitor must go through passport control and have their passport stamped on the following occasions:
- Arriving in Sabah or Sarawak from Peninsular Malaysia or Labuan.
- Exiting Sabah or Sarawak on the way to Peninsular Malaysia or Labuan.
- Travelling between Sabah and Sarawak.
Every visitor who requires a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at the Malaysian Representative Office before entering the country. A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognised travel document of foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted.
Visa requirement by country:
|Ghana*||Central African Republic*||Hong Kong (C.I/D.I)||Serbia Montenegro|
|Nigeria*||Colombia||Israel**||United Nation (Laissez Passer)|
|Mozambique*||Congo Democratic Republic*||Ivory Coast (Cote d’ivoire)*||Western Sahara*|
|Afghanistan (Visa with reference)||Djibouti*||Liberia*||Yugosalavia|
For the countries marked as ( * ) are allowed to enter Malaysia by air only.
Israel citizen** who wish to enter are required Visa and approval from Ministry Of Home Affairs, Malaysia.
Visa is not required for a stay of less than one (1) month for ASEAN nationals except Myanmar. Visas are required for duration of stay exceeds (1) month except for Brunei and Singapore nationals.
Yellow Fever certificate is required to be produced upon landing in Malaysia for countries as listed below:
|Angola||Congo||Guinea – Bissau||Senegal|
|Argentina||Cote d’Ivoire||Guyana||Sierra Leone|
|Benin||Democratic Republic Of Congo||Kenya||South Sudan|
|Burkina Faso||Ethiopia||Mauritania||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Central African Republic||Ghana||Paraguay|
Holders of passports issued by the following jurisdictions can enter Malaysia without a visa for up to the duration listed below:
- Holders of passports issued by the following 63 jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Malaysia for 90 days:
|European Union citizens||Egypt||New Zealand||Syria|
|Bahrain||Kyrgyzstan||San Marino||United Arab Emirates|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Lebanon||Saudi Arabia||United Kingdom|
|Brazil||Liechtenstein||South Africa||United States|
- Holders of passports issued by the following 97 jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Malaysia for 30 days:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Gambia||Moldova||Somalia|
|Brunei||Iraq||Papua New Guinea||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Chile||Kiribati||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Uzbekistan|
|Costa Rica||Lesotho||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Vatican City|
|Dominican Republic||Madagascar||São Tomé and Príncipe||Vietnam|
|El Salvador||Marshall Islands||Seychelles||Zimbabwe|
- Holders of passports issued by the following 2 jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Malaysia for 14 days:
For details, please visit the Malaysian Immigration Department website.
Arrival/Departure Card (IMM.26)
A visitor is required to complete the Arrival/Departure Card (Imm.26) upon arrival at the gazette entry points. This card is obtainable at any entry point, Malaysian Representative office abroad or travel agencies.
A visitor must present his/her passport together with the duly completed arrival/departure card to the Immigration officer on duty and he/she must ensure that the passport or travel document is endorsed with the appropriate pass before leaving the immigration counter.