When it comes to travelling abroad, you must make time to arrange the right travel documentation. Here at Byevisa, our mission is to give you an insight into the documentation you need and help you apply quickly and easily.
If you are planning a trip to India from Malaysia, then we are certain you are going to enjoy visiting the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple or even the Red Fort. Wherever you are headed, you are sure to love visiting a country that is steeped in such rich history.
Take a moment to read our guide on the India visa application for Malaysian tourists and get all your paperwork in place so that you can spend more time planning your trip and less time fretting about getting there.
Visa to India for Malaysian Tourists – Do I Need One?
Each tourist entering the country needs to apply for a visa that covers the duration of their stay. The Indian government wanted to make this process as simple as possible and so introduced the online India visa for Malaysian nationals back in 2014. The great news is that Byevisa can process this application for you online, from the comfort of your own home.
Applying for an India e-Visa for Malaysians
If you require an India visa for Malaysian passport holders, then you can apply through Byevisa and get your whole party’s paperwork processed and delivered straight to your email inbox.
First, you need to decide which type of electronic authorisation suits your travel requirements:
- 30 day, Double Entry.
- 1 year, Multiple Entry (each stay cannot exceed 90 days).
- 5 years, Multiple Entry (each stay cannot exceed 90 days).
When you know which length of stay suits you the best, you need to complete our online form with the following information:
- A current email address (for delivery of your documentation).
- Your planned entry and exit dates.
- Your contact number.
- Full name and date of birth.
- Country of birth.
- Nationality and current place of residence.
- Passport number.
- Passport issue date.
- Passport expiry date.
You also need to provide a scan of your passport personal information page. The scan should be in JPEG format with a minimum file size of 10KB and maximum of 300KB. A passport photo must also be provided in JPEG format with a minimum file size of 10KB and a maximum of 1MB. The height and width of your photo must be the same with the minimum dimensions being 350 x 350 pixels and the maximum 1000 x 1000 px.
After completing this information, you are prompted to choose the speed at which you want your documentation processed. Your options are Standard processing [5 business days], Rapid processing [3 business days] or Highly Rapid processing [2 business days].
Next, you need to use a current debit/credit card or PayPal account to pay for the application to be processed as well as your selected processing cost. You then wait to hear from Byevisa with your approved documentation, which will arrive in your email within the selected timeframe.
India Visa Requirements for Malaysian Citizens
In addition to your application, there are other requirements you need to adhere to in order to be given a visa to India for Malaysian citizens. These requirements include:
- Having a passport that is valid for 6 months from the time you are issued with your e-Visa.
- Ensuring you have at least 1 blank page in your passport for the entry and exit stamps.
- Applying no earlier than 30 days before your travel and no later than 4 days before you leave.
- If you have a Pakistani passport or a member of your family is Pakistani, then you are only able to apply for your travel documentation at the embassy.
India eVisa Fee for Malaysian Passport Holders
The India visa fee for Malaysians is due when you submit your application to Byevisa. Your payment for the visa will be taken, along with your processing fee. The current e-Visa fees are as follows:
- 30 day, Double Entry – 26 USD
- 1 year, Multiple Entry – 41 USD
- 5 years, Multiple Entry – 82 USD
Commonly Asked Questions – Advice on Visiting India
By now we hope you feel confident about what you need to get an India visa for Malaysian passport holders. However, we understand that you may have other questions about your trip that you need help with. We have listed some of the most commonly asked ones below so that you can get the answers you need.
Can I Apply for a Visa on Arrival (VoA)?
This country does offer a VoA but only for citizens of Japan, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. Therefore, you must apply for your e-Visa online. Remember that Byevisa can help you to do this and you can get in touch with our customer service team at any time if you have any questions.
Can I Work When I Am on Vacation With My e-Visa?
The India tourist visa for Malaysian passport holders allows you to visit the country for sightseeing, visiting friends and family or for recreational purposes. You are not able to use this authorisation for any other purposes and should you wish to work, you will need to apply for a Business visa instead which can be applied for online.
Can I Enter the Country With an e-Visa If I Am on a Cruise?
Yes, cruise passengers are welcomed into the country if you have your documentation in order. However, you can only enter the country via the seaports in Chennai, New Mangalore, Cochin, Mumbai and Goa so you need to make sure your cruise stops at one of these ports.
Do Minors Need Their Own e-Visas?
Yes, everyone travelling with you needs to hold their own travel authorisation to be admitted into the country, including anyone under the age of 18. You can save time and apply for everyone in your group in one go on the Byevisa website, making it much easier to manage all the paperwork.
More Travel Information for Tourists to India
If you want more information on your upcoming trip and how to apply for your documentation, then visit our page about India’s Electronic Visas. In addition, we have some really useful information about visiting India that you can access by clicking here.