Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | July 5-7, 2023


Malaysia Visa Application Guidelines


There are two ways to apply for a visa:

  • Via a Malaysian Representative Office in your country of residence. Visit the Official Portal of the Immigration Department of Malaysia for more information.

  • Online via eVisa.

What is eVISA?

eVISA is a hassle-free online platform that simplifies the visa application process by issuing electronic visas to Foreign Nationals wishing to enter Malaysia. 

Where to Apply

  • You may apply for an eVISA anywhere in the world except Malaysia and Singapore. 

  • Note: The list of countries will expanded as more countries are added in stages.

How Long Do eVISAs Remain Valid? 

  • eVISA bearers are allowed to stay in Malaysia for no more than 30 consecutive days per entry. This is largely dependent upon the type of eVISA that you have.

How Do I Get Started?

  • First time applicants may click here then select “I’m New” to begin the application process.

  • Registered users may select the “Returning User” option to log in to their account.

What Documents Are Needed to Apply For eVISA?

You are required to scan and upload the following documents to attach with your application:

  • A recent passport-sized photo as stipulated in the Guidelines on the eVISA application website.

  • The information page of your passport as shown in the Sample on the eVISA application website. 

  • A valid and authentic return flight ticket.

  • Birth Certificate of applicants who are minors.

  • Additional documentation is subject to the requirements of the country you are applying from. 

What is The Approval Process?

  • Your application is subject to approval by the Immigration Department of Malaysia or the Malaysian Representative that you applied from. 

  • Please be informed that you may be required to produce supporting documentation for verification purposes or attend an interview at the Consulate General of Malaysia / High Commission of Malaysia / Embassy of Malaysia.

How Will I Be Contacted Regarding My eVISA Application?

You will be contacted via e-mail. You are advised to check you inbox regularly. 

Do I Have to Print Out My eVISA?

  • Yes. Your eVISA will be e-mailed to you in an A4-sized printout format. You are required to print it out accordingly. 

  • Kindly take note that your eVISA is an extremely important document. 

  • You will be required to produce it at all entry checkpoints into Malaysia.  

What Documents Are Needed at Entry Checkpoints Into Malaysia?

You will be required to produce the following documents:

  • Print out of your eVISA.

  • Proof of sufficient funds (Cash / Traveller’s Cheques / Debit or Credit Card(s)) to cover your expenses while in Malaysia.

  • A valid and authentic return ticket. 

  • Proof of accommodation.



Get In & Around Kuala Lumpur


Airport information
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Distance to city centre 55km
There are taxi counters in the arrivals hall where you can buy a pre-paid voucher. The trip into central KL, depending on where you’re going, will cost around MYR RM80-100 for a budget taxi (2-3 people) and take around an hour. Metered taxis are also available outside the terminal, but you’ll need to buy a coupon for MYR2.00 from the airport counter prior to boarding one. There’s a 50% surcharge between 12am and 6am.
The KLIA Ekspres is the fastest way to travel to the city, taking only 28 minutes to KL Sentral. Depending on the time of day, it departs every 15-30 minutes, and costs MYR RM55.
There are bus services to destinations around KL, including an express coach to KL Sentral departing every 30 minutes. The fare is MYR RM10 and the trip takes about an hour.

When to go
With tropical weather year-round, there isn’t really a bad time to visit Malaysia. The wetter monsoon seasons occur in late May to September and November to March. If you're planning to visit the islands on the east coast, it’s best to avoid November to February, as beach resorts will be closed.

The city comes alive during key festivals such as Christmas and New Year, Chinese New Year, Merdeka or Independence Day (August 31) and Hari Raya Puasa. Late January/early February sees the Hindu festival of Thaipusam celebrated in grand style at Batu Caves.

Getting around
The free GOKL bus service has four circular routes around the city, with buses running every 5 minutes during peak times and every 10 minutes at other times. The monorail can be useful for travelling between sightseeing areas. There is also the LRT (Light Rail Transit) for going further afield. A KL TravelPass, available at the airport, will give you airport transfers on the KLIA Ekspres as well as two days’ free travel; you can then add cash to the card to continue using it on public transport. Taxis are plentiful, but make sure they use the meter.



Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Whether you’re a shopaholic, foodie, culture fiend or nature lover, you’ll find plenty of reasons to love Kuala Lumpur (KL). Combining the energy, excitement and endless attractions of a fast-paced metropolis with a sultry tropical feel, Malaysia’s capital makes for an unforgettable holiday.

The city’s architecture reflects its diversity. Gleaming skyscrapers tower over traditional temples and mosques, while gigantic, flamboyant mega-malls are landmarks in their own right. Visitors keen to explore KL’s famous retail scene are spoiled for choice, with iconic complexes like Pavilion, Mid-Valley Megamall, Starhill Gallery and the artsy Publika just the start.

Many of the mega-malls have great food halls, but for a more down-home culinary experience, hit the streets. Chinatown and Bukit Bintang are great places to try out KL’s much-loved hawker stalls while soaking up the local ambience. For fine dining with a view, try one of the swanky restaurants high in the city’s skyscrapers.

Taking time out from the hubbub is easy: KL is dotted with glorious urban parks. From the magical Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park and the lush Perdana Botanical Garden to the tropical forest of Taman Tugu, green spaces abound.

1. Petronas Twin Towers

No trip to KL would be complete without a visit to the world's tallest twin towers. The skyscrapers are utterly stunning, particularly when illuminated at night. The Twin Towers Visit Operations is open Tuesday through Sunday and tickets are released at 8:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, you can purchase your ticket in advance via online ticketing or at the Ticketing Counter, Concourse Level.

2. MinNature Malaysia

A place to celebrate the wonder cultural heritage that makes us Malaysian. Enter this world of miniature and be mesmerised with all the intricate details MinNature Malaysia has to offer. Enjoy the mini stories that comes together and be lost in this magical MinNature world. Come visit us and enjoy your time here.

3. Aquaria

Nestled in the heart of the bustling "Golden Triangle" of Kuala Lumpur and within walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art oceanarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.