How to apply for a Malaysian Visa for Indian Citizens

How to apply for a Malaysian Visa for Indian Citizens

Malaysia is one of my favourite countries as it’s is so diverse in geography, culture, religion, history and food. Here’s more on why I love traveling Malaysia. Those traveling with an Indian passport often find it hard to get visas to travel internationally but luckily recent changes mean it’s now easier to get a Malaysian Visa for Indian Citizens !

There are two ways to get a Malaysian visa for Indian Citizens, either electronically with an eNTRI or eVisa or by sending in documents via the visa application centers in India. It is also possible to get a visa on arrival but only in certain circumstances.

Good news! The Malaysian Visa for Indian Citizens normally costs $25 plus a service fee of $20.7 (total = $45.7). As of April 2017 the Malaysian government has waived the ENTRI visa cost for Indians so you only have to pay the visa processing fee. This visa waver program will last until 31st March, 2018.

Read on and I’ll explain all the different ways to get a Malaysian visa for Indian citizens:

How to get an eNTRI for Malaysia

The easiest and most efficient option to apply for a Malaysian visa for Indian Citizens is via the Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI).

The Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI) is an online registration facility provided by the Government of Malaysia to facilitate the entrance of Indian Nationals into Malaysia under the Visa Waiver Programme. This electronic application will grant you a note, which you will need to present upon arrival in Malaysia.

The eNTRI visa allows you to stay in Malaysia for up to 15 days, no extension is allowed. You should apply for the eNTRI registration at least 48 hours before traveling to Malaysia

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All Indian Nationals residing in India as well as expat residing all over the world, excluding Singapore, are eligible for the eNTRI.

To apply for an eNTRI. You will need:

  • A passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • A confirmed return flight ticket to India, Singapore, Thailand, or Brunei.
  • Your eNTRI printout,
  • Your Boarding pass,
  • A Passport photo,
  • Proof of sufficient funds during your stay, (A bank statement showing about $100 for every day you plan to stay in Malaysia should be fine)
  • Proof of accommodation.

You will need to present these documents at the immigration check points when arriving in Malaysia.

You can apply for the eNTRI at this website: www.windowmalaysia.my But as always with visa applications you can get refused (and the fee will not be refunded) if you do not fill out the forms correctly or meet the requirements so it’s a good idea to use a trusted visa agent like iVisa who will check that you have all the correct documents and information for your visa application.

Another advantage of using an agent like iVisa is that you can apply at any time (not necessarily within 3 months of your departure date) so if you like to get organised and book your holidays far in advance then you don’t need to worry about remember to apply for the visa 3 months before.

Another advantage of using iVisa is that they can process a 14 days visa in just 1 hour, or a 30 day e-visa in just 24 hours saving you time and hassle and making sure everything is correct. Click here &or more information and to apply for your Malaysian visa.

Good news! The Malaysian Visa for Indian Citizens normally costs $25 plus a service fee of $20.7 (total = $45.7). As of April 2017 the Malaysian government has waived the ENTRI visa cost for Indians so you only have to pay the visa processing fee. This visa waver program will last until 31st March, 2018.

While it’s cheaper and easier to apply for the eNTRI, you are only allowed to stay in Malaysia for up to 15 days but Indian citizens also have the option of applying for a Malaysian E Visa which allows stays of upto 30 days.

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How to get a Malaysian eVisa for Indian Citizens

Indian citizens who want to visit Malaysia for upto 30 days (1 month) can do so by  applying for a Malaysian E Visa. The e visa is valid for 3 months (90 days) from the date of issue. You should apply for your eVISA at least 2 weeks prior to your departure to Malaysia.

To apply for an eVisa you will need:

  • A passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • A confirmed return flight ticket to India, Singapore, Thailand, or Brunei.
  • Your e Visa printout,
  • Your Boarding pass,
  • A Passport photo,
  • Proof of sufficient funds during your stay, (How much?)
  • Proof of accommodation.

You will need to present these documents at the immigration check points when arriving in Malaysia.

You can apply for the e Visa at www.windowmalaysia.my But to save time and hassle and for extra piece of mind you can use a trusted visa agent like iVisa who can process the visas quicker and check everything on your application is correct. Click here for more information and to apply for your Malaysian visa.

The e Visa takes a maximum of 24 hours for processing but bear in mind that this only applies on business/working days and doesn’t include weekends and holidays.

Be aware that both, the eNTRI and eVisa are both valid for 3 months since the date of issue but are only valid for one single entry and non extendable so you’ll need to re-apply for a Malaysian visa each time you want to visit Malaysia.

With an eNTRI or eVisa Indian citizens can enter Malaysia by air or overland at the following borders:

By Air:

  1. Kuala Lumpur International Airport , Sepang (KLIA & KLIA 2)
  2. Penang International Airport, Pulau Pinang
  3. Langkawi International Airport, Kedah
  4. Melaka International Airport, Melaka
  5. Senai International Airport, Johor
  6. Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
  7. Miri International Airport, Sarawak
  8. Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah
  9. Labuan International Airport, Sabah

By Land:

  1. Sultan Iskandar Building Immigration Checkpoint, Johor
  2. Sultan Abu Bakar Checkpoint, Johor
  3. Padang Besar Checkpoint, Perlis
  4. Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint, Kedah
  5. Sungai Tujuh Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak
  6. Tedungan Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak

Malaysia Visa on Arrival for Indian Citizens

Another option for a Malaysian visa for Indian citizens is the Visa On Arrival. However, Indian citizens are only eligible for this if they are visiting Malaysia from a third country; namely Singapore and Thailand.

To be eligible for the Malaysian visa on arrival you will need to be holding valid visas for the respective countries and having confirmed return tickets to India.

If you follow these steps, receiving a Malaysian Visa for Indian Citizens is easier, cheaper and quicker than ever before!

If you are also planning a trip to Thailand read How to apply for a Thai Visa for Indian Citizens

Read more about Malaysia:

My Perfect Malaysia Itinerary and Backpacking Route

10 places not to miss while backpacking Malaysia – Global Gallivanting

Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur – Global Gallivanting

Top 5 Backpacker Hostels in Kuala Lumpur

15 Reasons you should visit Malaysia – The Culture Trip

10 Things to know before visiting Malaysia – CNN Travel

 

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