Malaysia Tourist Visa for Indians

Malaysia is a beautiful and prosperous country in SouthEast Asia. It has various ethnicities and religions. The country has several prominent mosques. Some of the well knowns ones are the Masjid Jamek Mosque and the National Mosque of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the Iron Mosque and the pink Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, the futuristic Cyberjaya Mosque in Selangor, and the state mosque of Selangor and the Blue Mosque in Shah Alam. The country is also known for its tigers and leopards. This article is about the Malaysia Tourist visa and its details.

Malaysia Tourist Visa

The Malaysia Tourist Visa is a Single Entry Visa. This visa is meant for a social visit as opposed to a business one. This visa allows the visitor to enter and exit the country just once. The following people can avail of a Malaysia tourist visa (not limited to this list):

Malaysia Tourist Visa for Indians
Malaysia Tourist Visa for Indians
  • Expats with extraordinary abilities
  • Athletes and sports people
  • Expats with extra-ordinary abilities
  • Travellers for off-site, meetings, conferences, events, etc.
  • Artists
  • Religious travellers
  • People transiting the country
  • Crew members
  • Exchange visitors
  • Spouse of children visiting a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) of the country
  • Expat military professionals
  • Medical travellers
  • Short term worker and laborers
  • Victim of criminal activity
  • Physicians and Doctors
  • Academic or vocational students
  • Business travellers
  • Temporary agricultural worker
  • Cultural exchange travellers
  • Travellers for journalism and media related work
  • Leisure travellers
  • Investors
  • Victim of human trafficking

Malaysia Tourist Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens


  • The visitor must hold  a valid Indian passport.
  • They must have enough funds for their travel expenses and have a sound financial record.
  • Some people are prohibited to enter Malaysia under Section 8 of the Immigration Act 1959/63.
  • They should satisfy the eligibility requirements of the overall visa application process. 
  • The nature of the specific reason for visiting may have its own requirements.

How to Apply 

  • There are two ways to apply for a Malaysian Visa. One is without a reference and one is with a reference. 
  • The Malaysian visa without a reference has to be approved by the High Commission of Malaysia. The visa with a reference has to be approved by the Department of Immigration Malaysia/ Other Agencies of Authority.

In Person 

You can visit the VAC (Visa Application Centers) in select cities in India at following addresses:

  • Ahmedabad: 1st Floor, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce Building, Ashram Road
  • Bangalore: Global Tech Park No 11, First Floor O’ Shaughnessy Road, Langford Town
  • Chandigarh: Elante Offices, Entry from Gate No. 3, Unit no. B 208, Second Floor, Office Block B, Plot no. 178- 178A, Industrial & Business Park, Phase – I
  • Hyderabad: Shop no:203, Mekins Maheshwari Mayank Plaza, Greenlands, Ameerpet
  • Kolkata: 5th Floor, Rene Tower, Plot No. AA-I, 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Kasba
  • Pune: 4th Floor Marvel Edge F core, near Bajaj Finserv, Vimannagar


A tourist from India can apply online through the  I-Visa system.

Documents Required 

Social Visit

Malaysia visa requirements for Indian citizens for a social visit, need you to apply for a visa without reference. The documents required for this are:

  • Original passport
  • Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s passport
  • Two (2) photocopies of the visa application form (Form IMM.47)
  • Two (2) passport size photographs of the applicant
  • Original and two (2) photocopies of the ticket (confirmed and returned ticket)
  • Bank statement / traveler’s cheque
  • Invitation letter (if any)
  • Payment of visa fee
  • Business or Educational Visit

A non social visit requires:

  • An approval letter from the Immigration Department of Malaysia/other authority agencies
  • Original passport
  • Two (2) photocopies passport of the applicant
  • Two (2) photocopies of Form IMM.47, i.e., the visa application form
  • Two (2) passport size of the applicant’s photograph
  • Original and two (2) photocopies of an air ticket
  • Payment of visa fee

Malaysia Tourist Visa Fees for Indian Passport Holders

Visa TypePurposeFee Amount (in RM)
Single EntryTourism50
Single EntryJournalism/ reporting news50
Single EntryBusiness50
Single EntryVisiting Family and/ or friends50
Single EntrySports competition or any other activity that has been approved by the Immigration Department of Malaysia50

Duration of the Malaysia Tourist Visa

The duration of validity of the Malaysia tourist visa is a maximum of three months. Tourist visas are Single Entry Visas and the visitor can enter and exit the country just once. The period of three months begins from the issue date. Tourists are not permitted to apply for a multiple entry visa. Tourists can also apply for a transit visa, but the transit visa is not issued for longer than a day.

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