Malaysia is a beautiful country to visit and it is one of the favorite holiday spots for people living in Saudi Arabia. It is a Muslim country, so you can get Halal food and you don’t have to worry about other Halal things.
Visa Free Access and On Arrival Visa to Malaysia are available to many nationalities. You should check at the bottom of the article if your country is eligible to get on arrival visa or visa-free access to Malaysia.
Manual procedure to apply for the visa to Malaysia: If your country is not listed in the countries which can get visa-free access or an on arrival visa to Malaysia or the countries which can apply for the Malaysia Visa Online (Listed below), you will have to apply through the manual procedure to apply for the visa to Malaysia.
Online Procedure to Apply for Malaysia Visit Visa
Eligibility for the Online Procedure: The nationals of the following countries do not have to apply for the manual procedure to apply for the visa to Malaysia.
- Sri Lanka
Online Registration for the Malaysia Visit Visa: First of all, you need to open the website of the Immigration Department of Malaysia and enter the required details there. You need to enter your Given Name, SurName, Nationality, Passport Number, Gender and the Date of Birth. Make sure all the details are reconciled with your passport.
Just scroll down a little bit and enter your current address in detail. Later on, you will be required to enter your email address and password for the registration. In the end, you will be required to verify the email address.
Apply for the Visa: The next step is to sign in to your account at the Immigration Department of Malaysia website and Apply for the Visa.
Type of Visa: There will be several options to select a visa. As we are writing the procedure to apply for the tourist or visit visa to Malaysia, I would go for the “Tourist” option.
Documents required to apply for the Malaysia Visit Visa online: In the next screen, you will have to attach the following documents in your visa application.
Passport Size Photograph: The Photo size must be 35mm wide by 50mm high. The photo should be without border, taken within the last 6 months. The facial image must be from chin to crown and make sure that your head, face, and ears are visible. OTnly a studio taken photo will be accepted, scanned photos are NOT ACCEPTABLE. The Photo must have a white background. A Selfie photo is not acceptable
Copy of the Passport: Your passport must be valid for 6 months from the intended date of travel. I would suggest you apply with enough validity of passport so that it does not become the reason for rejection.
Confirmed booking of the Airline ticket – Many people attach only booking without confirmation (Payment) which is canceled after a couple of days. At the time, when officials check your booking, they don’t find it which can become the cause of rejection of your visa.
Confirm Hotel Bookings covering your stay in Malaysia. The booking made through Agoda.com is considered confirmed by the Malaysian authorities.
Bank Statement: It is better to attach the bank statement of the previous 3 months irrespective of the case you are going there for a recreational purpose or business tour.
If the balance of your bank statement is MYR 20,000 maintained throughout the period of 3 months, you are more likely to be accepted for Malaysia visa.
Other Documents: In other documents, you can attach the copies of other countries visas stamped on your passport, an invitation letter from someone living in Malaysia or any other supporting documentation. You can also attach the introduction letter from your employer. Recommended: Sample Introduction Letter for Visa Processing in Saudi Arabia
Terms and Conditions: On the next screen, you will have to agree to the terms and conditions of the tourist visa from Malaysia.
Adjust the Photo and Passport: In the next screen, you will be required to adjust the size of your photo. Moreover, they will ask you to recheck the passport copy as shown in the screenshot below.
Payment: In the next screen, you will be required to select if you are going to pay through visa or Master card. Once you click confirm, all data is considered final is not allowed to be amended.
The applicant is fully responsible for all entered information. Should there be any incorrect information in this visa application, NO refunds would be entertained and the applicant is responsible to reapply new visa application with the correct information.
The fee to apply for the Malaysia Visa Online is USD 31.
Visa-free entry to Malaysia for 90 days: Holders of passports issued by the following 63 jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Malaysia for 90 days.
All EU Countries Jordan Saudi Arabia
Albania Kuwait South Africa
Algeria Kyrgyzstan South Korea
Argentina Lebanon Sudan
Australia Liechtenstein Syria
Bahrain Maldives Switzerland
Bosnia and Herzegovina Morocco Tunisia
Brazil New Zealand Turkey
Canada Norway Turkmenistan
Cuba Oman United Arab Emirates
Egypt Peru United States
Iceland Qatar Uruguay
Japan San Marino Yemen
Visa-free entry to Malaysia for 30 days: Holders of passports issued by the following 94 jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Malaysia for 30 days.
Andorra Gambia Mexico Somalia
Antigua and Barbuda Georgia Moldova South Sudan
Armenia Grenada Monaco Suriname
Azerbaijan Guatemala Mongolia Swaziland
Bahamas Guinea Namibia Taiwan
Barbados Guyana Nauru Tajikistan
Belarus Haiti Nicaragua Tanzania
Belize Honduras Palau Thailand
Benin Hong Kong Palestine Timor-Leste
Bolivia Indonesia Panama Togo
Botswana Iraq Papua New Guinea Tonga
Brunei Jamaica Paraguay Trinidad and Tobago
Cambodia Kazakhstan Philippines Tuvalu
Cape Verde Kenya Russia Uganda
Chad Kiribati Saint Kitts and Nevis Ukraine
Chile Laos Saint Lucia Uzbekistan
Comoros Lesotho Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vanuatu
Costa Rica Macau Samoa Vatican City
Dominica Macedonia São Tomé and Príncipe Venezuela
Dominican Republic Madagascar Senegal Vietnam
Ecuador Malawi Seychelles Zambia
El Salvador Marshall Islands Sierra Leone Zimbabwe
Fiji Mauritania Singapore Gabon Mauritius Solomon Islands
Visa-free entry to Malaysia for 14 days: The holders of passports of the following 2 jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Malaysia for 14 days.