Visa to Malaysia

Applying a Visa to Malaysia

Russians and CIS citizens do not need a visa to enter Malaysia if their stay in the country does not exceed 1 month.

Visa-free entry

At the border at the point of arrival, you must fill out an immigration card (it must be kept before leaving the country!), Which indicates: full name, date and place of birth, citizenship, profession, address of permanent residence, passport number and by whom it was issued, point of departure from the country, as well as the number of the visa, who issued it and the date of its issuance, if any. On hand, you must have a passport with a validity period of at least 6 months from the date of entry, round-trip tickets (with a closed date). You will also need to confirm the availability of sufficient financial resources for the entire period of stay in the country (but not less than $500).

There is no visa fee upon entry and no stamps are affixed to the passport.
The simplified entry procedure may be denied to women with a pregnancy of 6 months or more, as well as people whose appearance and behavior are contrary to generally accepted norms.

The period of stay in Malaysia cannot be extended.

Visa for a long stay

To stay in the country for more than 1 month, you should apply to the Malaysian Embassy for a visa. It is necessary to provide a passport, 2 questionnaires in English with attached photographs, an invitation – tourist, private or official, and an air ticket with a closed date of departure from the country.

A trip with children is possible if they are indicated in the invitation. Children under 16 fit into the visa of the parents (mother).

Regardless of the type of trip, only a single entry visa is issued.

A consular fee of $20 is charged.
The usual term for processing documents at the embassy is up to 2 weeks, the minimum is 3 days.
There are no restrictions on movement, except for the eastern parts of the states of Sabah and Sarawak.

Entry into the territory of Malaysia by air is possible through one of the six international airports that have immigration control:

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang
Langkawi International Airport, Kedah Pulau Pinang
International Airport, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Sultan Ismail Airport, Johor Bahru, Johor
Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah

You can also get to Malaysia by land and water. Below are all Malaysian border checkpoints open to “reception” of foreign citizens:

with Brunei

  • Kuala Bara (Kuala Bara, Malaysia) – Kuala Belait (Kuala Belait, Brunei)
  • Limbang (Limbang, Malaysia) – Kuala Lurah (Kuala Lurah, Brunei)

with Indonesia

  • Penang (Penang, Malaysia) – Belawan (Belawan, Indonesia) – ferries run between Pulau Penang and the Indonesian island of Sumatra
  • Melaka (Melaka, Malaysia) – Dumai (Think, Indonesia) – high-speed ferries fly twice a day between Dumai and Melaka. Travel time is about two hours. To get here from Malaysia to Indonesia, you need to get an Indonesian visa in advance.
  • Tawau (Tawau, Malaysia) – Nunukan (Nunukan, Indonesia)
  • Tebedu (Tebedu, Malaysia) – Entikong (Entikong, Indonesia) – land crossing between countries on the island of Borneo.

with Singapore

  • Johor Baru (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) – Woodlands (Woodlands, Singapore) – over the bridge by car or by train
  • Tanjung Kupang (Tanjung Kupang, Malaysia) – Tuas (Tuas, Singapore) – over the bridge

with Thailand

  • Pulau Langkawi (Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia) – Satun (Satun, Thailand) – Tourists can get from the Malaysian island of Langkawi to the Thai city of Satun on ferries that run from 9:30 to 17:00. Travel time 1 hour.
  • Bukit Kayu Hitam (Bukit Kayu Hitam, Malaysia) – Sadao (Sadao, Thailand)
  • Padang Besar (Padang Besar, Malaysia) – Kanger (Kanger, Thailand) –
  • Keroh (Keroh, Malaysia) – Betong (Betong, Thailand)
  • Rantau Panjang (Rantau Panjang, Malaysia) – Sungai Kolok (Sungai Kolok, Thailand)

Embassies and consulates

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Malaysia
Address: No.263, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: (+603) 4256-0009 (general)
Fax: (+603) 4257-6091
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Visa to Malaysia