Unless they are a native of one of the visa-exempt nations, visitors to Malaysia must get a visa from one of the Malaysian diplomatic missions before entering the country. All visitors are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months.
The following nations are required to have a visa to travel to Malaysia for any length of time:
|Central African Republic
|Congo Democratic Republic
|United Nations (Laissez Passer)
Entry into Malaysia
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Malaysia. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19.
Although downloading and registering a profile on the public health app “MySejahtera” is not required for entry, many private businesses/shopping malls may deny access without vaccination/risk status on the app or other acceptable proof of vaccination.
Those who test positive with COVID-19 in Malaysia are required to self-isolate for seven days. Individuals may be released from isolation on the fourth, fifth, or sixth day if they are asymptomatic and the result of an RTK Ag test conducted under the supervision of a licenced physician is negative. Please note, for your own contingency planning purposes, that if you do not have a permanent residence in Malaysia, you may be required to isolate yourself in your hotel. Regarding immigration and quarantine requirements in Sabah and Sarawak, passengers travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) should contact the Malaysian Embassy or High Commission and their airline. Sabah and Sarawak may have supplementary requirements.
Passengers intending to transit through Kuala Lumpur International Airport should confirm any transit arrangements for connecting flights with their airline prior to travel, ensuring that their luggage is checked through to their final destination, and confirming that they are not required to present themselves at Malaysian Immigration. Transit between terminals KLIA and KLIA2 required exiting and reentering through immigration.
Permission to enter or reside in Malaysia is granted alone and at the discretion of Malaysian Immigration officials. While in Malaysia, the Department of Foreign Affairs recommends citizens to comply fully with Malaysian immigration regulations.
Authorities in Malaysia have advised that individuals with symptoms or who may be infected with monkeypox refrain from travelling to the country.
There is a criteria for travellers wanting to enter Malaysia. This criteria is straight forward and is designed to assist travellers know what documents are needed to apply for a visa. The criteria is listed below.
Completed Malaysia Visa Application Form.
Proof of accommodation.
No Objection Letter from your employer.
Proof of sufficient funds.
Proof of paid Malaysian visa fee.
The standard processing time for a Malaysian tourist visa is three to four business days once the application and all supporting documents have been submitted. Note that Malaysian tourist visa processing can sometimes take up to 5 to 7 business days, especially during peak season.
On average, appointment wait times range from two to three weeks. This will depend on your specific situation.
Who Can Visit Malaysia Without a Visa?
If you do not reside from any of the Countries listed above, you will be required to obtain a visa in order to gain entry into Malaysia.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control
|What is a Visa?
|What kind of visa do I need?
|Do I need more than one visa?
|How long is a visa valid for?
|When do I need my visa?
|What if my visa is refused?
There are three different types of visas available in Malaysia. Each visa is designed for a different purpose of stay. It is important to ensure you apply for the correct visa for your stay. The types of visas available are:
- Single Entry Visa. This is issued to foreign nationals who require a visa for a social visit to Malaysia.
- Multiple Entry Visa.
- Transit Visa.
What To Do If Your Malaysia Visa is Refused
The Malaysian visa authorities may reject your visa application if the given documents are not legible or if you submit fake documents. In circumstances of falsified documents, a permanent ban on the applicant is also possible. You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that decided to deny the visa distributes a standard document to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Malaysia visa and the reasons for the refusal.
Malaysia Multiple Entry Visas are valid for between three and twelve months from the date of issuance. During the duration of the visa’s validity, the holder may enter Malaysia multiple times.
The majority of travellers visiting Malaysia are permitted visa-free entry for 90, 30, or 14 days. However, before entering Malaysia, citizens of certain nations must first get a visa from one of Malaysia’s diplomatic offices. All guests are required to have a passport valid for at least six months.
Perform an RT-PCR COVID-19 test three days prior to departure to Malaysia (non-mandatory, however test must be performed 72 hours prior to departure to qualify for 7 days of quarantine)