Malaysia Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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


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 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.

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.

Embassy of Malaysia in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 572 9700.

High Commission of Malaysia in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7235 8033.