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Malaysia Tourist Visa 2024 : Eligibility, Documents, Application Process, Visitor Visa Cost and Processing Time

This article contains all you need to know about obtaining a quick Malaysia Tourist Visa.

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Malaysia has introduced the Malaysia Electronic Visa for Indians since March 2016. This has made travel for Indians to Malaysia much easier. However, the Malaysia Tourist Visa is available only for those who stay in the country for less than 30 days.

People wanting to stay in Malaysia for 6 months or more will have to obtain the Malaysia Sticker Visa (Stamp Visa) from the Malaysian Embassy. In comparison with the Malaysia eVisa, the procedure for obtaining the Malaysia Sticker Visa is far more complex.

What is a Malaysia Tourist Visa?

Malaysia Tourist Visa is a document enabling a foreign national to visit the country for a particular time.

There are two ways you can apply for a Malaysia Visa.

  • You can apply online.
  • Or, you can visit the Malaysian Representative Office in your country of residence to apply.

You can apply for an eVisa from anywhere in the world except Singapore or Malaysia.

What is the Eligibility for a Malaysia Visa?

The Malaysia Tourist Visa is also known as Visa without Reference or VTR. All international visitors entering Malaysia will be provided with social visit passes at the gazetted entry points.

You are eligible to visit Malaysia for the following purposes:

  • Tourism
  • Visiting Relatives
  • Attending Meetings
  • Attending Conferences
  • Attending Seminars
  • Journalism / Reporting
  • Inspection of Factory
  • Signing Agreements
  • Auditing Company Accounts
  • Surveying Investment Opportunities
  • Setting Up Factories
  • Student Visa on Goodwill Missions
  • Sitting for Examinations
  • Other Approved Purposes

Eligibility Requirements of Malaysia Visitor Visas

What Documents are Required for Malaysia Tourist Visa?

The Government of Malaysia is very strict on these parameters. Ensure that you submit all necessary documents with your visa application. 

Documents required for the Malaysia Tourist Visa as per categories are as follows -

How to Apply for a Malaysia Tourist Visa?

The Malaysia Visa application procedure follows this protocol. Be cautious about requirements for these steps.

  • Determining the purpose of the visit – This depends upon the type of visa you are seeking and the purpose of the visit. Choose for a visa without reference if you are in for a short trip.
  • Providing information in the relevant application form – You are required to provide your personal information in the visa application form. Take care as these details may coincide with the valid documents.
  • Attaching documents required for the specified visa – This is the unavoidable aspect of the Malaysia Visa. While some documents are common in any type of visa, others may vary.
  • Applying along with the requisite fee – Ensure that you pay the required service fee as per the visa you have applied for. This could be a reason otherwise for the delay of your visa.
  • Processing the visa application – Different visas need varying time for processing. Seeking the services of immigration consultants can be very helpful.
  • Visa confirmation – This will be delivered as per your choice. You can also choose to visit the Malaysian Embassy to collect the visa confirmation if you chose to do so.

How Much Does a Malaysia Visitor Visa Cost?

Your Malaysia Visa fee can be either paid online or through demand drafts favouring the High Commission of Malaysia in India.

Application Fees for Malaysia Visas

Visa Type

Visa Validity

Stay Period

Entry Type

Visa Fees

eNTRI Note

90 Days

15 Days

Single Entry



90 Days

30 Days

Single Entry



90 Days

30 Days

Multiple Entry


Sticker Visa

12 Months

30 Days

Multiple Entry


Transit Pass

120 Hours

120 Hours

Single Entry

Free of Charge

Visa on Arrival

90 Days

120 Hours

Single Entry



 Note: Charges depend upon services & are likely to change

What is the Processing Time for a Malaysia Tourist Visa?

The average processing time for your Malaysia Tourist Visa is between 4 - 8 working days. Your eNTRI visa however will be processed within 48 - 72 hours if you choose to apply online.

Manual handling of your visa application is time consuming. Nevertheless, your Malaysian Visa is processed within 7 - 8 business days in most cases.

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