When the upcoming Diwali, Christmas, or New Year holidays roll around, do you have any travel plans to Malaysia? If so, this is a must-read article for you because Malaysia’s eNTRI (Online Visa), the most popular visa among Indians, is no longer available.
Notably, the official website for Malaysia’s electronic visa application (ENTRI) has been unavailable since September 26 with a maintenance message on it.
Malaysia Single-Entry Visa
As the ENTRI visa is not available travellers are left with only the option of applying for a Single-entry visa in person. This means to obtain a Malaysian visa, Indian citizens must now personally hand over their visa applications at the Malaysian consulates in Chennai, Mumbai, or New Delhi.
It must be noted that the issuance of group visas for tourists has also been temporarily stopped.
Procedures for Applying for Malaysia Single-Entry Visa
The High Commission of Malaysia in a notice said that the single-entry visa into Malaysia will be temporarily processed by the Visa Section from Tuesday, 11 October 2022.
According to the Embassy of Malaysia, Indian citizens residing in the States/ Union Territories of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bengal, Andaman Nicobar, Chandigarh and Delhi should reach the Visa Application Centre at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi.
- Address: Gate 2, Visa Section, High Commission of Malaysia, 50-M Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, 110021 New Delhi.
- Timings: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Applicants residing outside the territories mentioned above should apply to the respective Consulate General of Malaysia in Mumbai or the Consulate General of Malaysia in Chennai.
Documents Required for Malaysia Single-Entry Visa
According to the Malaysian Embassy, applicants must provide the following supporting documents for Single-Entry visa applications.
- Copy of the Malaysia Visa Application Form filled by the applicant.
- Original Valid Passport.
- Copy of Original Valid Passport.
- Copy of confirmed flight ticket (roundtrip) to Malaysia.
- Copy of valid hotel booking in Malaysia.
- Photos of applicants (2pcs with white background).
Kindly noted that printing services are not available at the High Commission premises.
The Malaysian Single-Entry Visa costs INR 1,000, and payment must be made in the form of a bank draft or demand draft made payable to the HIGH COMMISSION OF MALAYSIA. It should be noted that the Embassy does not accept Debit cards, Credit cards or Cash payments.
Six Days for Malaysia Visa
The Malaysian High Commission stated that only individual visa applications are currently being processed; group submissions by agents/individuals acting on behalf of others will not be accepted for the time being.
Applicants should be aware that the current visa processing time can take up to six (6) working days.
All the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Single-Entry Visas, Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) applications and procedures are answered here.
What is a Single-Entry Visa (SEV)?
It is important to note that SEV is an alternative stand-alone process for applicants to obtain a visa to enter Malaysia. The SEV application process is entirely different and is not connected to the eVisa online system.
Should I apply for SEV, despite already applying for an eVisa?
Do I need a visa during flight transit in Malaysia?
Could an agent or other individual submit a SEV application on behalf of a group or myself?
How long does it take to obtain SEV?
When should I apply for SEV?
If your flight departs on Saturday, Sunday or Monday- please ensure at least seven (7) working days or more processing period to ensure visa collection can be made on a working Friday afternoon of the following week.
How long will my SEV be valid?
What is the available payment method?
Would I have to pay INR 1000 for SEV processing fees, although payment has already been made for eVisa?
Visa On Arrival facility is available for citizens of India with the following conditions
- Visitors arriving in Malaysia via Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, or Brunei only (with a valid visa from either country)
- Visitors coming in from either four countries through the entrance as follows:
- Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
- Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)
- Bayan Lepas International Airport, Pulau Pinang
- Sultan Ismail, Senai Airport, Johor
- Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah
- Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
- Langkawi International Airport, Kedah
- Miri Airport, Sarawak
- Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Selangor
- Tuas (Singapore)- Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (Second Link) (Malaysia)
- Immigration Control Post, Sungai Tujoh, Sarawak
- Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex (ICQS) Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
Immigration Control Post, Labuan International Terminal Ferry ONLY
Malaysia Visa On-Arrival Fees
The VOA fee is RM200.00 (approximately INR 3520.00), and visitors must show that they have at least USD500 cash (or equivalent in Ringgit Malaysia) and a confirmed return ticket. Visitors are only allowed to stay for 15 days.