Visitors must have a passport valid for at least
six months beyond the date of entry into
Malaysia. The following gives a brief overview
of other requirements - full details of visa
regulations are available at www.kln.gov.my.
Nationals of most countries are given a 30- or
60-day visa on arrival, depending on the
expected length of stay. As a general rule, if
you arrive by air you will be given 60 days
automatically, though coming overland you may be
given 30 days unless you specifically ask for a
60-day permit. It's possible to get an extension
at an immigration office in Malaysia for a total
stay of up to three months. This is a
straightforward procedure that is easily done in
major Malaysian cities.
Only under special circumstances can Israeli
citizens enter Malaysia.
Both Sabah and Sarawak retain a certain degree
of state-level control of their borders.
Tourists must go through passport control and
have their passports stamped whenever they:
Arrive in Sabah or Sarawak from Peninsular
Malaysia or the federal district of Pulau
Exit Sabah or Sarawak on their way to
Peninsular Malaysia or Pulau Labuan
Travel between Sabah and Sarawak
When entering Sabah or Sarawak from another part
of Malaysia, your new visa stamp will be valid
only for the remainder of the period left on
your original Malaysian visa. In Sarawak, an
easy way to extend your visa is to make a visa
run to Brunei or Indonesia (through the
Tebedu-Entikong land crossing).