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VISA to Malaysia
All about your Visas
Type of Visa

Visas can be categorized in two broad categories namely:

Visa without reference
Visa with reference

Visa without reference is visa approved by the Consulate General of Malaysia for social, tourist or business visits.

Visa with reference is approved by the Department of Immigration Malaysia or the Ministry of Home Affairs for the purpose of working, studying or social visits for a stay more than the allowed period under visa without reference.

Required documents for all visa categories

Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.

Passport validity should be more than six month upon arrival in Malaysia and passport must have three blank pages.

Passports having validity of more than 10 years from date of issue may also be submitted.

Applicants willing to travel to Malaysia need to apply for visa within 1 month from the date of travel.

Please note that The Consulate General of Malaysia, Mumbai (for Ahmedabad and Pune), The Consulate General of Malaysia, Chennai (for Hyderabad and Bangalore), The High Commission of Malaysia, Delhi (for Kolkata and Chandigarh) do not accept additional pages inserted into passports. If you do not have a blank page to which a visa can be affixed, a new passport must be obtained before submitting your application.

Important notification:

Hand written Passport is not acceptable (Applicant applying in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune).

Please ensure to have three complete blank pages in the passport for the purpose of visa stamping and approval. – Mandatory requirement for The consulate General of Malaysia in Chennai.) – For all categories of Visa.


Step 1
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.

Step 2
Complete your visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the form from this websites.

Step 3
Ensure photos are as per specifications.

Step 4
Attach all supporting documents required as per checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications are not accepted.

Step 5
Submit your application at the VFS centre in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad Pune or Ahmedabad along with the applicable fees in cash.

Step 6
Track your application online

Step 7
Collect your passport from the VFS centre or wait for courier delivery.