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.

Visa requirement

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:

Bangladesh Burkina Faso* Ethiopia* Niger*
Cameroon* Burundi* Guinea-Bissau* Rwanda*
Ghana* Central African Republic* Hong Kong (C.I/D.I) Serbia Montenegro
Pakistan China India Sri Lanka
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
Angola* Equat. Guinea* Myanmar
Bhutan Eritrea* Nepal


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
Bolivia Equador Liberia Sudan
Brazil Equatorial Guinea Mali Suriname
Burkina Faso Ethiopia Mauritania Trinidad & Tobago
Burundi French Guiana Niger Togo
Cameroon Gabon Nigeria Uganda
Colombia Gambia Panama Venezuela
Central African Republic Ghana Paraguay
Chad Guinea Peru

Holders of passports issued by the following jurisdictions can enter Malaysia without a visa for up to the duration listed below:

  1. 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
Albania Iceland Norway Switzerland
Algeria Japan Oman Tunisia
Argentina Jordan Peru Turkey
Australia Kuwait Qatar Turkmenistan
Bahrain Kyrgyzstan San Marino United Arab Emirates
Bosnia and Herzegovina Lebanon Saudi Arabia United Kingdom
Brazil Liechtenstein South Africa United States
Canada Maldives South Korea Uruguay
Cuba Morocco Sudan Yemen


  1. Holders of passports issued by the following 97 jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Malaysia for 30 days:
Andorra Gabon Mexico Solomon Islands
Antigua and Barbuda Gambia Moldova Somalia
Armenia Georgia Monaco South Sudan
Azerbaijan Grenada Mongolia Suriname
Bahamas Guatemala Namibia Taiwan
Barbados Guinea Nauru Tajikistan
Belarus Guyana Nicaragua Tanzania
Belize Haiti North Macedonia Thailand
Benin Honduras Palau Timor-Leste
Bolivia Hong Kong Palestine Togo
Botswana Indonesia Panama Tonga
Brunei Iraq Papua New Guinea Trinidad and Tobago
Cambodia Jamaica Paraguay Tuvalu
Cape Verde Kazakhstan Philippines Uganda
Chad Kenya Russia Ukraine
Chile Kiribati Saint Kitts and Nevis Uzbekistan
Comoros Laos Saint Lucia Vanuatu
Costa Rica Lesotho Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vatican City
Dominica Macau Samoa Venezuela
Dominican Republic Madagascar São Tomé and Príncipe Vietnam
Ecuador Malawi Senegal Zambia
El Salvador Marshall Islands Seychelles Zimbabwe
Eswatini Mauritania Sierra Leone
Fiji Mauritius Singapore


  1. 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.