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Content updated August 2022

UPDATE: This product is no longer required to enter Malaysia. Please visit our Malaysia visa page for more information.

If you're looking to visit Malaysia, find out here what the entry requirements are, how to apply for your visa and what you will need to know before traveling.

Malaysia re-opened for tourism on April 1st, 2022. You only need a Malaysia Visa and a Malaysia Health Declaration Form to be able to visit, you may also need to register your trip with the embassy beforehand. We can assist in processing this registration, the Visa Malaysia and the HD form, to make travel planning easier.

The Malaysia eNTRI visa can be applied for completely online, eliminating the need to visit an embassy.

The major advantage of the eNTRI visa is that travelers can receive the document at the last minute using Super Rush processing. The eNTRI visa does not require a formal review by the Malaysian government and is issued automatically to travelers who meet the visa requirements.

Types of Visas available for Malaysia

There are two types of visa available for Malaysia:

  • Electronic Visa (Malaysia Visa)
  • Electronic Travel Registration and Information (Malaysia eNTRI visa)

The Malaysia eNTRI visa explained

What is the Malaysia entri visa?

The Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI) is a visa exemption program for Indian nationals implemented by Malaysia to facilitate tourism. Most travelers refer to the eNTRI document as a visa since you need to apply in advance and registration is necessary to enter the country. An eNTRI note will be issued as proof of registration and this needs to be presented upon arrival in Malaysia.

The eNTRI visa is only available to Indian nationals. You must apply for an eNTRI from outside of Singapore and Malaysia.

It must be obtained at least 48 hours prior to departure. This allows you to stay for a maximum of 15 days in Total. It is a single entry visa (you need to reapply each time you want to visit Malaysia).

Each traveler’s passport must be valid for at least six months from the planned date of entry.

How long is the eNTRI visa valid for?

It is valid for 90 days after issue. This means you must enter Malaysia within this period.

You are only allowed to apply for the eNTRI visa once every 3 months. If you need to travel more regularly, then you need to apply for a regular Malaysia visa at one of the Malaysian embassies.

Who is the Malaysia eNTRI visa open to?

Only Indian and Chinese citizens qualify for an eNTRI. If you are from another nationality, you need to check and see what your status is. You may be visa-exempt or qualify for a Malaysia Visa.

Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling out the application form with the necessary information and once the online payment is completed. The document must be presented upon arrival in Malaysia.

I'm not an Indian or Chinese national. How do I apply?

If you are not a citizen from a visa-exempt country, you can [apply for a Malaysia eVisa online] with iVisa.com or visit the embassy.

  • Non-visa exempt countries:
    • Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Serbia and Sri Lanka.

What ports of entry can I use with my eVisa?

Travelers are ONLY permitted to enter and exit Malaysia via these routes:

9 airports:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Penang International Airport
  • Langkawi International Airport
  • Melaka International Airport
  • Senai International Airport
  • Kuching International Airport
  • Miri International Airport
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Labuan International Airport

6 land-ports:

  • Sultan Iskandar Building Immigration Checkpoint
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Checkpoint
  • Padang Besar Checkpoint
  • Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint
  • Sungai Tujuh Immigration Checkpoint
  • Tedungan Immigration Checkpoint

Malaysia entry requirements

These are the entry requirements for entry into Malaysia:

  • Passport: You must have a valid passport.
    • You must have 6 months of validity left on your passport following your listed arrival date, so make sure your passport is up to date
    • You must have a minimum of 30 days left on your passport, after the expiration date of your Malaysia visa
    • You must have two blank pages available in your passport to provide to the Malaysia immigration department. They will apply an entry and exit stamp (one on each page).
  • Proof of accommodation is required to obtain the travel document. The dates in this document MUST match the travel dates selected in the application. This is a requirement that is demanded by the government in order to issue the travel document.
  • There are also some flight requirements for Indian nationals:
    • Indian nationals residing in India must have a round-trip ticket to India. The flight can be direct or via Singapore, Thailand, or Brunei only.
    • Indian nationals living outside of India need a round-trip ticket to their country of residence AND a valid working or residence permit from their country of residence.
  • Vaccinations: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all visitors who come from or who transit through the following countries on their way to Malaysia.
  • Valid email address
  • Credit or debit card to pay the processing fee

How to apply for a Malaysia eNTRI visa

What will be the price and processing time of the visa?

If you apply through iVisa.com, the processing time and charges will depend upon how quickly you need your Malaysia Visa. The basic plans are:

  • Standard processing service: This plan is perfect for those who are planning their trip ahead of time and have longer to wait for their Malaysia entri visa to arrive.
  • Rush processing service: This plan is faster than the first option and you will get your Malaysia entri delivered pretty quickly for a slightly higher price.
  • Super Rush processing service: This plan is the fastest and is perfect for anyone who needs the document urgently, perfect if you are in a rush to get your Malaysia Visa online.

What is the application process to get your Malaysia visa online?

You'll need an electronic device with a WiFi connection.

The whole process is very simple: Fill me in

You are permitted only one eNTRI application at a time.

You are not allowed to apply for an eNTRI within 24 hours of departure. We advise you to apply for your eNTRI at least 48 hours before your departure to Malaysia.

If the applicant is a minor (a child under 18) then they must apply for the eNTRI 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.

Which documents do I need to have ready before I apply online?

In your application, you will need to provide:

  • Personal details - these are:
    • Full name (as shown in your passport)
    • Date of birth
    • Passport number
    • Nationality
    • Email address
    • Travel itinerary
    • Return flight ticket with E-Ticket number
    • Hotel reservation or invitation letter from your host
    • Birth certificate for minors (if applicable)
    • Work or residence permit if living abroad.
    • Travel Itinerary showing flight details (confirmed return flight ticket)
    • Proof of accommodation (hotel booking)
    • Birth certificate (for underage children)
  • A digital scan of your passport's identification page
  • Bank statement
  • Credit/debit card to pay the application fee
  • A physical copy of a Digital ID or passport image

Please note: All supporting documents have to be provided in English.

What are the photo requirements?

You need a 4x6cm passport photo of your head, taken in front of a white background. If you wear glasses or a head covering, please remove them for the photo. The photo should be in .jpg format. The photo should have been taken in the last six months.

HOW TO TAKE THE PERFECT PHOTO FOR YOUR VISA: Watch our video

After you have applied for your entri visa or registered at the embassy

What do I do upon arriving in Malaysia?

Present the following items to the authorities upon arrival:

If you have an entri visa:

  • eNTRI eVisa print out (We recommend printing out a copy to have on hand as well as keeping the digital copy that we will deliver to you by email.) *Boarding Pass
  • Confirmed Tickets coming in and leaving Malaysia
  • Sufficient funds (Cash/Credit Cards/ATM/ travelers cheques/debit cards) to cover expenses
  • Complete travel Itinerary
  • Proof of accommodation (Host invitation letter/Hotel Booking/Airbnb booking, Booking.com Confirmation etc)

Please note: The approval of the Malaysian eNTRI 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.

If my itinerary changes after the eNTRI is issued, do I have to apply for a new one?

If your new arrival date is after the validity period, then you must apply for a new eNTRI.

What do I need to do if my circumstances change?

If you have registered at the embassy:

Once you have registered with your embassy or consulate, you will need to update your data if:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes, or
  • you are going back to your home country.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

Please contact us as soon as you can via online chat to assist you.

Please note: If we already submitted your application with the Government of Malaysia, we can not make any changes to your form. Keep in mind that your passport number is electronically linked to your application and the only way to change any information is making a new form and paying again for the document (the service fee will not be paid again).

Malaysia COVID restrictions and requirements

As of 1 August 2022, Malaysia has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions regarding vaccination and testing requirements for entry. There are no quarantine requirements upon arrival.

Where can I find more help on completing my visa application?

To find further information about the visa application process, please contact iVisa.com’s customer support team, available 24 hours a day. Contact them through chat, phone call, or by simply emailing [email protected].

Required Documents to Apply
  • Passport with at least 6-months of validity
  • Credit/debit card for payment
  • Recent passport-sized photo
  • Digital copy of passport bio page
  • Travel itinerary
  • Return flight ticket with E-Ticket number
  • Hotel reservation or invitation letter from your host
  • Birth certificate for minors (if applicable)
  • Work or residence permit if living abroad.
Important Instructions
  • The eNTRI visa is only available to Indian nationals.

  • eNTRI visa must be obtained at least 48 hours prior to departure.

  • The Malaysia eNTRI allows stays for a maximum of 15 days in Total.

  • The eNTRI visa is valid only for one single entry (you need to re-apply each time you want to visit Malaysia).

  • Proof of accommodation is required to obtain the travel document. The dates in this document MUST match the travel dates selected in the application. This is a requirement that is demanded by the government in order to issue the travel document.

  • Each traveler’s passport must be valid for at least six months from the planned date of entry.

  • You are only allowed to apply for the eNTRI visa once every 3 months.

Flight requirements:

  • Indian nationals residing in India must have a round-trip ticket to India. The flight can be direct or via Singapore, Thailand, or Brunei only.

  • Indian nationals living outside of India need a roundtrip ticket to their country of residence AND a valid working or residence permit from their country of residence.

Travelers are ONLY permitted to enter and exit Malaysia via 9 airports: Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang International Airport, Langkawi International Airport, Melaka International Airport, Senai International Airport, Kuching International Airport, Miri International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Labuan International Airport and 6 land-ports: Sultan Iskandar Building Immigration Checkpoint, Sultan Abu Bakar Checkpoint, Padang Besar Checkpoint, Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint, Sungai Tujuh Immigration Checkpoint, Tedungan Immigration Checkpoint.

The following documents are required to be presented upon arrival at Malaysia’s Entry checkpoints:

  • eNTRI Note

  • Boarding Pass

  • Confirmed Tickets coming in and leaving Malaysia

  • Sufficient expenses (Cash/Credit Cards/ATM Cards)

  • Complete travel Itinerary

  • Proof of accommodation

NOTE: Please remember that the Government makes decisions based on a case-by-case basis and we can not guarantee the approval of your Malaysian eNTRI Visa.

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No, you are permitted only one eNTRI application at a time.
eNTRI visas must be obtained at least 48 hours prior to your departure.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all visitors who come from or who transit through the following countries on their way to Malaysia:
  • Angola
  • Ethiopia
  • Senegal
  • Benin
  • Gabon
  • Sierra Leone
  • Bolivia
  • Gambia
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Ghana
  • Sri Lanka
  • Burkina Faso
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • St Kitts & Nevis
  • Burundi
  • Kenya
  • Suriname
  • Cameroon
  • Mali
  • Tanzania
  • Central African Republic
  • Niger
  • Togo
  • Chad
  • Nigeria
  • Uganda
  • Djibouti
  • Panama
  • Venezuela
  • Equador
  • Peru
  • Zaire
  • Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Eritrea
  • Sao Tome & Principe
You can get the eNTRI visa once every 3 months. If you need to travel more regularly, then you need to apply for a regular visa at one of the Malaysian embassies.
Yes. If the applicant is a minor (a child under 18) then they must apply for the eNTRI 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.
Yes, all international travelers should ensure that they hold a valid Malaysia eNTRI before they travel to Malaysia.
Yes. In addition to the standard required documents, you must also have a valid work visa or proof of residency from your country of residence.
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