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A quick guide about Malaysia visa process

Here you find a quick, but comprehensive summary of items to be noted as part of your visa application to Malaysia.

Know everything about Malaysia visa process

The below is a comprehensive summary of items that comes handy while you start preparing your Malaysia visa application.


For Indian passport holders, the Malaysia visa process involves the following,

  1. Prepare Documents: Preparation of documents (refer the below checklist for more details) usually takes less than couple of days to get all your documents prepared.

  2. Submission: Submit all the documents at the Embassy

  3. Approval: The visas will be processed and EVisas will be shared by mail

  4. Summary: To summarise, the visa processing for Malaysia is online and quick.

Types of Malaysia Visas

  1. E-Visa: One could apply an E-Visa online, for tourist visits to Malaysia, for a duration of 90 days with multi-entry, with up to 30 days for every visit.
  2. eNTRI: This is an initiative under the tourism promotions to Malaysia where the Government of Malaysia has provided an online registration facility to Indian nationals under the Visa Waiver Program, which is called Electrnic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI)
  3. Offline Visa: One could also apply offline in one of the Malaysia visa application centers in India by visiting them personally.  

Malaysia Visa Document Checklist

Here we have tried summarising the key documents to be prepared while applying for your visa for Malaysia.


Please note the below key aspects before starting your work on documents,

  1. Prepare all documents in A4 size

  2. Ensure that all the scan copies are in colour, clear and readable

  3. Do not staple any of the documents

  4. Embassy may ask for additional documents, during the approval process

The below is a summary of documents needed as part of the visa processing.

  1. Scanned copy of the Passport,

    1. First & last pages copies in colour, JPEG format

    2. Must not be older than 10 years

    3. Must be valid for at least 6 months from the return date,

    4. Copies of old passports, if any to be submitted

  2. Recent coloured photographs,

    1. Should be of passport sizes, 35 MM by 45 MM, matte finish

    2. Must be new ones, of less than 3 months, taken from a studio (no selfies)

    3. Should be on a white background, centrally positioned, with full face coverage of 70% space

  3. Malaysia Visa Application Form to be filled & submitted

  4. Cover letter detailing the purpose of the trip

  5. Bank statement of past 6 months, duly signed and sealed by the bank officials. It's advisable to have at least Rs 30,000/- per person, as minimum balance in your bank account before the travel.

  6. If the passports are issued in other states, Address proof, on company's letter head, originally signed & sealed

  7. Flight tickets, for onward & return

  8. Hotel confirmaiton, for all the nights of stay

  9. Birth certificates for minors aged less than 14 years

  10. Invite letter from the relative staying in Malaysia, in case of visiting a relative

  11. For business visas, covering letter and invite letter from the company in Malaysia are also mandatory

FAQs on Malaysia Visa Processing

We understand that you may have many questions in mind, before you apply for your visa. Some of them may get answered below. For any more queries, write or call us,


Q. Should I submit my passports for visa approvals?

No, you don't need to submit original passports for Malaysia visa approvals.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in preparing the documents?

Yes, VisaBadge is an online tool that helps you apply visas. We will take care of your document preparation, verification, submissions and tracking of visas, until the receipts at your place.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in getting appointments for document submission?

Yes, VisaBadge team will take care of all the appointments & document submissions at Malaysian Emabssy.

Q. What is the cost of visa processing?

The visa processing charges for Malaysia is Rs 2999/-. The pricing of various services that VisaBadge offers is available on

Q. How much time it takes for the visa processing?

The usual duration for the visa approvals for Malaysia is around 5 working days.

Q. Is it mandatory for me to appear for any interviews personally?

No, there are no personal interviews to be done as part of Malaysia Visa approval

Q. Will VisaBadge team help in tracking the visa processing status?

Yes, we will keep the status of your visa tracked and updated on your My Visas page.

Q. Can VisaBadge team influence Embassy officials in getting the visas approved?

No, the officials at the immigration department are not directly connected to any of the agents or the applicants, unless they have a question specific to your application. It's NOT recommended to solicit an immigration official directly.

Q. Should I book my flights, before applying for the visa?

Yes, the onward & return flight tickets are mandatory to be completed before you apply for the visas.

Q. Will there be a refund of the fees paid, in case of visa rejections?

The fees paid to the Embassies are NOT refundable.

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