If you are planning a trip to Malaysia, you may have heard about something called an ENTRI. It is a document that grants entry in Malaysia to everyone that holds it. However, an ENTRI is not meant for everyone, and you need to meet a series of requirements to be able to apply for one. Below, you will find all the conditions.
The first requirement you need to meet is eligibility. Unfortunately, only Indian and Chinese citizens qualify for an ENTRI. Hong Kong SAR citizens and Macao SAR citizens are also excluded. If you are of another nationality, you need to check and see what your status is. You may be visa-exempt or qualify for a Malaysia e-visa. For that purpose, you can use iVisa’s Visa Checker. Access the feature, which can be located on iVisa’s homepage, select your nationality in the box on the left, and put Malaysia in the box on the right. If you qualify for any type of electronic visa, we can help you apply. If not, you must pay a visit to the nearest Malaysian embassy.
Once you establish your eligibility, you need to move forward with the requirements. One thing that you should think about first is your passport. If you want to apply for a Malaysia ENTRI, you need to have a valid passport. But that is not enough. Your passport needs to maintain its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Malaysia. You should scan the document’s information page as well. You are going to need it when you fill in the application form.
You are required to have a passport-sized photo of you as well. It is best if you use a recent photo. It should not be older than 6 months and has to follow the guidelines for a valid passport picture. For example, white background.
The next item on the list is a method of payment. Since the application process is entirely online, the payment must be made online as well. iVisa accepts multiple means of payment. You can go for a credit or debit card, but you can also use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat. Whichever you find most convenient.
You will also need a valid e-mail address. iVisa will send you the Malaysia ENTRI via e-mail in PDF format. It is only natural that you provide an address to which you have access. Do not forget to print the ENTRI note when you receive it. You will need it when you arrive in Malaysia.
The last requirement asks you to fill in an application form. That should be easy enough since iVisa created a straightforward form. Plus, if you need assistance along the way, you can contact our customer support. The service is available 24/7 and is free of charge.
The items above represent what you need when you apply, but you will need some things when you arrive in Malaysia as well. Make sure that you have on you the following:
The ENTRI note
Flight tickets to and from Malaysia – the flight can be direct or through Singapore, Thailand, and Brunei only. You will not be granted entry if your plane has layovers in other countries.
Proof of accommodation – a hotel confirmation will suffice. Some people have a letter from a host. That will do too.
Means of sustenance – you can present cash, credit cards, bank statements, etc.
Complete travel itinerary
The Malaysia ENTRI is valid only for 30 days since the date of issue, and you can use it only once. When you arrive in Malaysia, you cannot stay for longer than 15 days. Also, there are limited points of entry where you can use the ENTRI, so make sure that you check what those are. Any other checkpoints require another type of travel document.