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Welcome To Malaysia


Regarding Malaysian Visa, here are given certain facts:
•    The citizens of Canada do not need a visa for traveling to Malaysia for up to 3 months for business trips and tourism purposes.
•    Further than the date of entry into Malaysia, passports should be valid for as a minimum of 6 months.
•    If a national passport is not recognized by the Malaysian Government, the person must have a document instead of passport available at the nearest Malaysian Mission overseas.
•    Each visitor to Malaysia must fill in a Disembarkation Card (IMM. 26). And on arrival, it should be handed be to the Immigration Officer along with the national passport.
•    Even for traveling between Sabah and Sarawak, a passport/travel document is essential.
•    Visitor passes, issued for entry into Peninsular Malaysia, are not applicable for entry into Sarawak. New visit passes must be taken on arrival at entry-point in Sarawak.
•    Permanent residents or citizens of different countries must check the visa requirements for Malaysia.

Malaysian consulate and embassy, handles the task of issuing Visa to the visitors. Other entry procedures and visa requirements are given here:
•    Citizens of Bangladesh, China, Bhutan, Cuba, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, North Korea, Nepal, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam and all Certificate of Identity (CI) holders must get a visa prior to entering into Malaysia.
•    Commonwealth Nationals (apart from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), British Protected Persons or Nationals of Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, San Marino and Liechtenstein, do not require a visa to enter Malaysia.
•    For a Social and Business not beyond three months, the nationals of Norway, Sweden, Italy, United States of America, Albania, Austria, Algeria, Belgium, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Jordan, North Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Tunisia, do not need a visa.
•    For a Social and Business visit not beyond one month, the citizens of ASEAN countries do not need a visa to enter Malaysia.
•    For a Social and Business visit not more than 14 days, the nationals of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and South Yemen do not need a visa.
•    For a Social and Business visit not beyond one week, the nationals of Bulgaria, Romania and Russia do not need a visa.
•    For a Social and Business visit not beyond one month, the nationals of countries excluding those stated above (apart from Serbia Montenegro and Israel) are permissible to enter Malaysia without a visa.
•    Any visitor, planning to visit whichever part of Malaysia, requires only one visa to travel straight from one part of the country to another.

The Malaysian Government issues three (3) types of visa to foreign nationals, stated below:

It is issued to foreign citizens, who need a visa to enter Malaysia primarily for a social or business visit. As the name suggests, it is usually valid for a single entry. From the date of issue, it is valid for a period of 3 months.

It is issued to foreign citizens, who need a visa to enter Malaysia primarily for business visit or government to government issues. From the date of issue, it is usually valid for a period within 3 to 12 months.

It is issued to foreign citizens, who need a visa to enter Malaysia on transit to other countries. Foreign Nationals on transit, who wouldn't leave the airport precincts and continue their flight to the next destination, do not need a transit visa. 


The Official Passport is issued exclusively to Malaysian government officials traveling on official business. It is issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia upon request through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

The diplomatic passport entitles the bearer to receive extraordinary treatment at airports and they are covered by diplomatic immunity.

A special Hajj passport issued to those making a hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. This passport is issued by Tabung Haji instead of Immigrations Department.

The Malaysian Restricted Passport was a travel document for restricted to travel between Malaysia and certain adjacent territories:
•    between East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) and Brunei
•    between Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

The passports contain a note from the issuing state that is addressed to the authorities of all other states, identifying the bearer as a citizen of that state and requesting that he or she be allowed to pass and be treated according to international norms. The note inside Malaysian passports states:
These are to request and require in the name of the Supreme Head of Malaysia all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.

Average Temperature: 20°C - 30°C

Malaysia essentially observes tropical weather, but the best part is it is never too hot. Humidity is a common feature, which can be duly expected from its proximity to waters. With the exception of highlands, the climate is by and large moderately hot and extremely sultry. Throughout the year, the temperature ranges from 20°C to 30°C on an average.

Mostly tropical climate is experienced round the year. However, the monsoon varies on the coastline of Peninsular Malaysia. On the west coast, the rainy season extends from September to December, whereas the months from October to February receive rainfall on the east coast. As regards East Malaysia, it collects heavy rains between the months of November to February.

Currency is the main concern while traveling to distant places. In a country like Malaysia, money conversion is really easy. All you have to do is simply walk into any high street bank or bureau de change and exchange your currency. If you're carrying traveler's cheques, then too, you can convert them into Ringgit (MYR) at banks and authorized money changers all over the country. Pound Sterling is the best currency to exchange, however Dollar (USD) also makes a good deal.

Malaysia is amongst the most beautiful countries of South East Asia. In case you have decided to land here and thinking about 'how to reach', then just be at ease because the country is connected to other parts of the world via several modes of transport. For traveling to Malaysia, firstly assemble all your required travel documents and get ready to hit the charismatic land. One more thing deserves mention is, besides Peninsular Malaysia if you're planning to visit East Malaysia too, get a separate visa for it. Getting to Malaysia would appear really easy as you scroll down the page.

By Plane:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the major airport that handles majority of the international traffic to Malaysia. Almost every airline across the world operates flights to and from here including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Indonesia. Other airports that take care of international passengers are located at Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Malacca, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Kuching (Sarawak) and Miri (Sarawak).

By Train:
Malaysia can be reached by train from Thailand and Singapore. However, Thailand trains commute between Bangkok and Butterworth, and Malaysia trains run between Kuala Lumpur and Hat Yai. From Singapore, trains run for two destinations - Kuala Lumpur and Tumpat.

By Bus:
Long-distance buses operate from almost all neighboring countries to Malaysia. As regards Indonesia, direct buses run between Pontianak (West Kalimantan) and Kuching (Sarawak). From Singapore, a large number of buses operate to different destinations such as Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and various East Coast cities. Bangkok or other Thai destinations can be reached easily by boarding bus services offered by operators in Kuala Lumpur.

By Road:
An International Drivers Permit (IDP) is requisite to get into Malaysia by road. However, land crossings are feasible from southern Thailand and northern Singapore into Peninsular Malaysia, and from Brunei and Kalimantan into Sarawak. From Brunei, the main crossings that help entering Malaysia are sited at Sungai Tujoh (Miri, Sarawak) to Bandar Seri Begawan road (Brunei), and the Kuala Lurah-Tedungan checkpoint. The main passage for Indonesia lies at the Tebedu-Entikong checkpoint on the main Kuching-Pontianak road.

For Singapore, the two routes are the Causeway (linking Johor Bahru to Woodlands) and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (linking Tanjung Kupang to Tuas). For commuting from Thailand, the international checkpoints take in Wang Kelian (Satun) and Padang Besar (Padang Besar) in Perlis, Pengkalan Hulu (Betong) in Perak, Rantau Panjang (Sungai Kolok) in Kelantan and Bukit Kayu Hitam (Sadao) in Kedah.

By Boat:
Numerous ferries connect various ports in Peninsular Malaysia with Sumatra (Indonesia), Thailand, Singapore, whereas Sarawak and Sabah are connected with Brunei, East Kalimantan (Indonesia) and Mindanao (Philippines). From Singapore and Phuket (Thailand), luxury cruises also operate to Malaysia. Passenger boats and ferries run daily from Singapore and Thailand.

On Foot:
It's possible to walk into Malaysia through the Causeway between Singapore and Johor Bahru. About Thailand, one can walk into and out from Wang Kelian and Padang Besar (Perlis), Bukit Kayu Hitam (Kedah), Pengkalan Hulu (Perak) and Rantau Panjang (Kelantan).


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