Malaysia Entry Requirements

Malaysia Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after departure, have empty pages and be undamaged.

Note on the passport

All travelers over the age of 12 will be fingerprinted upon entry.

Visa information

A visa is generally required. Exceptions include nationals of the following countries listed in the table above for tourist or private stays of up to 3 months (separate visa valid for 90 days for the states of Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo): EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey. Travelers who plan to work need a hard-to-obtain work and residence permit, which must be applied for at the Malaysian embassy in the country of residence before entering the country.

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Different depending on nationality.

Visa types and costs

Single entry visa (for visits and business trips), multiple entry visa (for business trips), transit visas.


The length of stay is determined by the authorities and entered in the visitor pass (Visit Pass). Extensions are possible.


Visa-free only for travelers who have onward travel within 24 hours, arrive and depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), do not transfer between the main terminal building and low-cost carrier terminal, and who have a confirmed return or onward ticket as well as have their valid national passport. Competent consular representation. In Austria and Germany you can only apply in person.

Application required

(a) 1-2 application forms (can be downloaded from (b) 1-2 recent color passport photographs (3.5 x 5 cm). (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. (d) Fee (ask the Consulate for the mode of payment). (e) Proof of sufficient funds (earnings certificate, bank statements or similar). (f) Proof of accommodation with address details. (g) confirmed return ticket. (h) Foreign applicants: Copy of the residence permit for the country in which the visa application is made, which is still valid for at least 6 months. Additional documents may be necessary.

Processing time

Different depending on nationality.

Proof of sufficient funds

All visitors, whether visiting for leisure or business, must have sufficient funds (minimum US$500) for the duration of their stay and valid return or onward airline tickets.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Proof of accommodation booked. (b) confirmed return or onward ticket. (c) A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for all travelers who plan to enter the country within six days of staying in a WHO-designated infected area and who are over one year old.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Minors traveling alone or with only one parent/guardian should carry a parent/guardian or other parent/guardian consent form in English. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry restrictions

Pregnant women from the sixth month (unless they are in transit) are refused entry. Furthermore, travelers should pay attention to a well-groomed appearance, otherwise the Malaysian authorities may refuse entry.

Entry with pets

A health certificate is required for pets, issued no more than 7 days before departure, certifying that there has been no case of rabies in the country of origin within the last 6 months and that the animal is not an imported animal. In addition, an import permit must be applied for at the Malaysian Veterinary Office (Wisma Tani, Blok Podium, Lot 4G1, Presint 4, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62630 Putrajaya, Tel: (603) 88 70 20 00). Dogs and cats must be quarantined for at least 30 days (except for animals from Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Ireland (Rep.)). A place must be reserved in advance with the Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station.

Malaysia Entry Requirements