Are you an Indian national who wants to travel to Malaysia for tourism? Maybe you want to see Mount Kinabalu or the Batu caves, or maybe you just want to experience the rich cuisine and culture. No matter what your plans are once you’re there, there are a few things you need to know before you travel, namely, how to apply for a visa.
In order to enter the exotic country as an Indian citizen, you’ll have to meet certain criteria and complete forms to be granted entry once you arrive. Don’t worry though, Byevisa can help you with the whole process, from start to finish, to ensure that you have everything you’ll need done and dusted before you start your journey.
Here we answer questions such as whether you need a visa, how to get one, how long it lasts and provide other useful information to aid in your travels.
- 1 Do Indians Need a Visa for Malaysia?
- 2 How to Get a Malaysia Tourist Visa for Indians
- 3 Malaysia Visa Requirements for Indians
- 4 Malaysia Visa for Indians on Arrival
- 5 How Much Is the Malaysia Visa Cost for Indian Nationals?
- 6 Travelling to Malaysia as an Indian
- 7 Malaysia eVisa Validity for Indians
- 8 Malaysian Visa FAQs for Indians
- 9 Where Can I Get More Information About Visiting Malaysia?
Do Indians Need a Visa for Malaysia?
Yes, as a tourist you need a travel authorisation. The type you choose depends on how long you stay. If you want to make a short visit of 15 days or less, you can register via the eNTRI system for a visa-free entry. If you want to stay longer, you can apply for an eVisa and visit for up to 30 days. Byevisa can help with either of these documents.
How to Get a Malaysia Tourist Visa for Indians
Before you travel, you’ll need to get an eNTRI or a visa. Byevisa can process either of these for you, taking all the hassle out of your journey.
If you are traveling for 15 days or less, simply sign up for the eNTRI with Byevisa. You must fill in personal information such as your name and address, passport information and need to provide details of your onward journey.
You can choose to have your eNTRI application processed within 1 hour, 4 hours or 1 working day, but you must obtain it at least 48 hours before your flight leaves.
For longer stays of up to 30 days, you need to apply for an e-visa. To obtain one using Byevisa’s service, you’ll need a valid passport that’s valid for 6 months after the entry date, proof of onward journey, proof of funds and to provide personal information. You can have it processed in 6, 4 or 2 business days.
Malaysia Visa Requirements for Indians
If you apply for the eNTRI authorisation, you will be entitled to stay in the country for a maximum of 15 days. You also have to meet certain criteria including:
- You need to have a direct return flight from Malaysia back to India or be transiting via Brunei, Thailand or Singapore through one of the following exit/entry points:
- By Air
- All gazette entry points
- By Land
- Sultan Iskandar Building, Johor
- Sultan Abu Bakar Checkpoint, Tanjung Kupang, Johor
- Padang Besar Checkpoint, Perlis
- Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint, Kedah
- Sungai Tujoh Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak
- Tedungan Immigration Checkpoint, Sarawak
- By Air
You also need to supply some documents on arrival, including:
- A printed copy of your eNTRI authorisation. Byevisa sends you the digital version, and you must print it out.
- Your boarding pass.
- Evidence that you have enough money for your trip.
- Confirmed flight return tickets.
- Accommodation proof.
Please note that you can apply for an eNTRI only once every 3 months.
The eVisa authorisation is valid for 90 days, and you can choose Single or Multiple Entry. Each visit must last no longer than 30 days.
Please note that you may not apply from within Malaysia or Singapore.
You need to submit the following documents to be granted your eVisa:
- A recent passport photo.
- A passport front page copy.
- A confirmed return flight booking.
- For minors, a birth certificate.
On arrival, you’ll need to show your printed eVisa, your proof of travel and accommodation and also evidence of enough money to support you during your stay.
Malaysia Visa for Indians on Arrival
In the past, many Indian nationals obtained a Visa on Arrival. For this type of authorisation, you need a valid passport, boarding pass and completed application form. You must be entering the country from Singapore, Thailand or Indonesia and possess a valid visa for the country you entered from. You cannot travel directly from India. You also need proof of your onward journey and proof of funds, including at least 500 USD in cash (or equivalent in Malaysian ringgit) and money to pay for the authorisation.
However, due to the introduction of the eNTRI, which allows for a 15-day stay, Visas on Arrival are no longer necessary. The eNTRI has many advantages. You can travel directly from India, and you don’t have to wait in a queue and fill out forms at the airport. It is a much speedier process and is even less work and stress for you when organised by Byevisa. Make sure to obtain yours at least 48 hours before your flight.
How Much Is the Malaysia Visa Cost for Indian Nationals?
There are costs involved with any of the 3 ways you can enter Malaysia as an Indian citizen. It costs 21.50 USD for the eNTRI system, 45 USD for a tourist eVisa and 47 USD (200 ringgit) for a Visa on Arrival. There are additional processing fees for using the Byevisa service.
Travelling to Malaysia as an Indian
Travel to Malaysia is best done via flight. There are a significant number of direct and low-cost flights available from India into Malaysia, with several flights leaving Indian cities such as New Delhi each day and entering major international airports within the country. Travel time varies depending on the carrier and start and end destinations, but generally takes between 4 hours and 5 and a half hours.
You can also travel via sea, with several cruises available allowing for stops along the way.
Malaysia eVisa Validity for Indians
When travelling into the country as an Indian national, you can apply for an eVisa if you plan to stay for longer than the 15 days that the eNTRI system will allow for. The eVisa is valid for 90 days, and the maximum stay is 30 days. There are 2 types of eVisa you can get:
- Single-Entry visa. This allows you to travel in and out of Malaysia only once. You can stay for up to 30 days.
- Multiple-Entry visa. This allows you to enter and leave Malaysia multiple times. You can stay for up to 30 days each visit.
Malaysian Visa FAQs for Indians
Just in case your question hasn’t been covered yet, take a look at some of our most asked questions about visas for Malaysia.
Can I Get My Malaysia Visa for Indians Online?
Yes, you can. Byevisa can handle all the details of getting your e-Visa or eNTRI application for you. We will send you the visa documents by email when they are ready.
Is It Safe for Indians to Travel to Malaysia?
Yes, it is a bustling tourist destination and considered quite safe to travel to for Indian tourists.
Where Can I Get More Information About Visiting Malaysia?
For more information about applying for your travel authorisation to visit Malaysia, please visit our Malaysia visitor visa page. To learn more about travel to this country, click here.