Electronic visas have become more and more accessible, and most countries issue one. Malaysia is one of those countries, and while there may be just a few nationalities that can apply at the moment, inevitably the list will become lengthened shortly. It is the natural course of things. At this point, only citizens of Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Serbia, and Sri Lanka have access to a Malaysia eVisa, so if you have another country of origin, you still need to go to an embassy for your visa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a Bhutanese passport, do I need a visa to visit Malaysia?
What is a Malaysia Tourist eVisa?
The Malaysia Tourist eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Malaysia, and is electronically linked to your passport.
How long is the Malaysia Tourist eVisa valid for?
Your Malaysia eVisa will be valid for 90 days after issued. This visa will also grant a Single Entry for a maximum stay of 30 days Per Entry.
What are the documents required to apply?
If you find that you are eligible for a Malaysia eVisa, you can go on and apply online using the services of iVisa. However, Bhutanese will need to provide a few things to help them get started. Here is what you need to provide:
Passport – to apply for a Malaysia eVisa, Bhutanese need a passport, which is pretty easy to get. If you already hold a passport, you need to make sure that it keeps its validity for at least another 6 months from your date of arrival in Malaysia.
A passport photo – the photo you need has to meet all the criteria for a passport photo (white background, no face gestures, etc.)
A copy of your passport’s main page – that is where all the information is located.
Return flight ticket with e-ticket number – this requirement applies only to Indian citizens.
Proof of accommodation – a hotel confirmation or letter from a host should be more than enough
Birth certificates for minors – only if you travel with your minor children
E-mail address – iVisa will send you a copy of your visa via e-mail in PDF format, so make sure that you insert a valid address.
Means of payment – you can use a credit or a debit card, and if you have a PayPal account, you can use that too.
What are the processing times and prices?
The cost of your visa depends on two things: the type of visa and the processing time. As for the latter, iVisa has come up with three excellent options that are meant to satisfy every Bhutanese need and pocket. They are as follows:
Standard processing – choosing this option means that your application will be processed within 6 Business Days, and it will cost you USD 80.00. It is the cheapest option you have.
Rush processing – this time, your visa will be ready within just 4 Business Days, but you will be charged more. It costs USD 110.00.
Super Rush processing – if you want your application to be processed within just 2 Business Days (you have an emergency, or you are in a hurry) you can choose this option. As you can expect, this is the most expensive processing time. You will be billed USD 130.00.
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How does the Malaysia eVisa work?
In March 2016, the government of Malaysia introduced the eVisa program for travelers wishing to enter Malaysia. Travelers simply fill out an online application that enables certain foreign nationals to apply for an electronic visa to enter Malaysia. Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment is completed.
How long does it take to apply for a Malaysia eVisa?
The application for a Malaysia eVisa is really easy and should take you less than 10 minutes.
How can I apply for a Malaysia eVisa?
It has only three steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
What happens after I have applied?
You will receive your Malaysia eVisa by email in PDF format. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time.
Are there any restrictions or special requirements for minor children applying for the Tourist eVisa?
Yes. If the applicant is a minor (a child under 18) then they must apply for the tourist visa together with at least one parent. You will also need to provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate in order to show proof of the relationship between parent and child.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You just need to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article) and apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
Does having an eVisa to Malaysia guarantee entry into the country?
No. The approval of the Malaysian e-Visa does NOT guarantee the applicant the right to enter Malaysia. It will be at the discretion of a Malaysia Immigration Officer at the point of entry into Malaysia.
How do I know if my visa is approved?
We will notify you by email as soon as the Malaysian government approves your visa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your Malaysia eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Malaysia eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.