Malaysia eVisa Is Now Available for Travellers: Check Eligibility, Documents Required, And Process

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Good news: Malaysia’s e-Visa, which had been unavailable to travellers since September 26 due to technical issues and maintenance, is now available.

The official Malaysia Visa website (imi.gov.my), which had been unavailable for about 20 days, has reopened and is now accepting new eVisa applications.

Travellers to Malaysia were affected by the lack of eVisa as they were left with no choice but to apply in person for a Single-entry visa and will have to hand over their visa applications in person at the Malaysian consulates.

This also causes travellers to cancel their last-minute travel plans because the current visa processing time can take up to six (6) working days to issue the visa.

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Not only that, but the Embassy is only accepting individual visa applications for the time being. Also, group submissions by agents/individuals acting on behalf of others will not be accepted.

Malaysia eVisa

eVISA is an online application platform that enables foreign nationals to apply for an electronic visa to enter Malaysia at the comfort of their convenience.

Who is eligible for an eVisa for Tourists?

Malaysian eVisas are currently available to citizens of as many as 34 countries. The eVisa can be applied around the world except in Malaysia, Singapore, Israel and North Korea.

Below is the full list of 34 nations that qualify for an eVisa.

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  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Congo Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea – Bissau
  • Hong Kong (C.I/D.I)
  • India
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kosovo
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka

How long will my eVisa be valid?

eVisa is valid for 3 months while the eVisa holder is entitled to stay for a total of days subject to the eligibility of eVisa holder nationality for each visit to Malaysia.

How to apply for Malaysia eVisa?

For first-time applicants, you are required to visit the Official Malaysia Visa (imi.gov.my) and click on “I’m New” to start your application process. For the existing applicants, you are required to click on “Returning User” to return to your account.

Documents Required for Malaysia eVisa?

Once you successfully registered, you will be required to scan and uploaded the following documents with your eVisa application.

  1. Passport-sized studio photo.
  2. Passport biodata page with a validity of at least more than 6 months from the travel date.
  3. Confirmed returned flight ticket.
  4. Birth certificates for minor applicants.
  5. Proof of accommodation; and
  6. Other supporting documents.

What is the approval process for eVisa?

Your application is subject to approval by the Immigration Department of Malaysia or the Malaysian High Commission/ Embassy/Consulate.

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Kindly be informed that in the event of suspicion, applicants may be required to supply further documents or be called for an interview or online video conference with the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy/Consulate.

Will you have to print out my eVisa?

Yes, you are required to print out and will receive your eVisa in an A4 printout format. Kindly be reminded that your eVisa printout is crucial and must be presented upon your arrival at Malaysia entry checkpoints.

How will I be contacted for my eVisa application?

You are advised to be alert to any email notifications from us, as the means of communication will be through email.

What are the documents needed upon arrival at Malaysia entry checkpoints?

The following documents are required to be presented upon arrival at Malaysia entry check-points:

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  • Valid passport/travel document.
  • Valid eVisa printout (eVisa Note).
  • Boarding pass.
  • Sufficient funds (Cash / Traveler’s Cheque / Debit or Credit Cards / e-Wallets recognized by the Malaysian Government) to cover your expenses during your stay in Malaysia.
  • I confirmed returned flight ticket.
  • Proof of accommodation; and
  • Other supporting documents.

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