To enter Malaysia, a visitor should fulfil the following conditions:

 i.  Passport or Travel Document


Every person entering Malaysia must possess a valid national Passport or internationally recognized Travel Document valid for travelling to Malaysia.

Any person not in possession of a Passport or Travel Document which is recognized by the Malaysian Government must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport.

Application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad.

Holders of Travel Documents such as Certificate of Identity, Laissez Passer, Titre de Voyage, Permanent Residence Certificate must ensure that their return ability to the country of origin is assured.

The documents shall be valid, for more than three (3) months from the date of entry.

ii.  Fulfil visa requirement


A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognized travel document of foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted.

Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.

Visa which has been granted is not absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.

iii.  Valid return travel ticket and sufficient funds


A visitor is also required to proof his financial ability to stay in Malaysia and a confirm ticket to a third country.


iv.   Not a prohibited person



Any person classified under Section 8 of Immigration Act 1959/63 will not be allowed to enter Malaysia even though he/she is in possession of a valid Passport or Travel Document, Visa, travel ticket and sufficient funds.


v.   Complete in the arrival/departure card


A visitor is required to complete the Arrival/Departure Card (Imm.26) upon arrival at the gazette entry points. This card is obtainable at any entry point, Malaysian Representative office abroad or travel agencies.

A visitor must present his/her passport together with the duly completed arrival / departure card to the Immigration officer on duty and he/she must ensure that the passport or travel document is endorsed with the appropriate pass before leaving the immigration counter.

# Every person who enters Malaysia by land shall enter at authorized point of entry and shall proceed there from by an approved route prescribed under section 5, to the nearest immigration control post and shall appear before an Immigration officer in charge of the post and shall, if required, produce particulars in such form as may be prescribed.


# Every person who enters Malaysia by sea or air at an authorized airport or port in Malaysia shall enter appear before an Immigration officer at such time and place as the officer may direct.


About Pass

Other than application for entry for the purpose of tourist social or business visits, all applications for other types of passes mentioned must be made before arrival in the country.

All applications must have sponsorship in Malaysia. The sponsors must agree to be responsible for the maintenance and repatriation of the visitors from Malaysia if it should become necessary.

Requirements of Passes

Foreign nationals who wish to visit Malaysia have to obtain a pass at the point of entry besides a visa (where required) which allows them to stay temporarily.

A pass is an endorsement in the passport constituting permission to stay for the approved duration.


Offences Frequently Committed by Foreigners


1.  Illegal Entry

  Section 6(3) Immigration Act 1959/63


A foreign visitor whose presence in Malaysia can be interpreted as illegal entry if :

    *      Fails to produced a genuine passport/travel document upon request.

    *      Passport/travel document does not have a valid entry endorsement/visit             



The penalty for an offence on illegal entry :

A fine not exceeding RM10,000.00 or to imprisonment for a exceeding 5 years or both

A compound of RM3,000.00

As such foreign visitors are reminded :-

    *      To take precaution on the safety of their passport/travel document and

            must carry with them during their stay in Malaysia.

    *      Must ascertain that they produced their passport/travel document to an

            Immigration officer at the point of entry and has been issued with the

            relevant pass.

    *      To report immediately to the Immigration Department for the lost of their

            passport/travel document.


2.  Overstaying


     Section 15(4) Immigration Act 1959/63

     Stay exceeding the expiry date/cancellation of visit pass.

     The penalty for an offence RM 10,000.00 on overstaying :-

     A fine not exceeding RM10,000.00 or to imprisonment for a exceeding 5 years

     or both

     A compound of RM3,000.00


3.   Passport / Travel Document Issued on Which Consist Any Forged   

      Visa/Unlawfully Altered Visit Pass


      Section 56 Immigration Act 1959/63

      The penalty for an offence RM 10,000.00 on overstaying :-

      A fine not exceeding RM10,000.00 or to imprisonment for a exceeding 5 years      

      or both.


As such all foreign visitors are reminded not to use the assistance of middleman when dealing with the Immigration Department.


4.  Prohibited Immigrant

Opening Day:
Monday - Friday
Except Public Holiday
Visa and New Passport will be issued on the same day

Submission: 9.00 - 12.00 Noon
Collection : 15.00-16.00
No Booking or Appointment Required
No Postage application but online application is available