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Malaysia Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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

Passport 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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Malaysia

Telephone: +60 3 2170 2200.
Address: 2 Jalan Binjai, Level 27 Menara Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450,
Opening times:

Mon-Thu 0800-1230 and 1315-1630. Fri 0800-1230.

Embassy of Malaysia in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 572 9700.
Address: , 3516 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

High Commission of Malaysia in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7235 8033.
Address: , 45-46 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QT,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1200 (visa submissions) and 1500-1600 (visa collections).

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