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How to Apply for a Malaysian Transit Visa

Malaysia is an important transit station abroad. Many flights to other countries will choose Malaysia as a transit station. So how do you apply for a transit visa?

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First look at the conditions for transit visa applications:

1. With a Chinese passport, the passport must be valid for more than 6 months at the time of application.

2. You can only apply at two Kuala Lumpur airports (KLIA and LCCT).

3. Take the “Country A-Malaysia” flight to Malaysia.

4. Stay in Malaysia for no more than 5 days.

5. Hold a “Malaysia-Country B” ticket to leave Malaysia (it is not necessary to depart from the arriving Malaysian city).

The cost of a Malaysian transit visa is free, and the stay period for a transit visa is 5 days, including two days for arrival and departure.

Materials to be Prepared for the Application

1. Obtain a transit visa application form when entering the country

2. Hold the completed transit visa application form, passport, and air ticket order that leaves Kuala Lumpur within 120 hours to apply at the TRANSIT PASS counter.

Application fee: Free (Industry conscience!)



Precautions to Take When Applying for the Visa

One of the inbound and outbound tickets must be Malaysia Airlines / AirAsia. Other cheap flights have the risk of being refused.

If the joint ticket for entry and exit is a Malaysia Airlines / AirAsia ticket, it will not.

  • Must have a confirmed endurance ticket to a third / next country.

Interpretation: The destination of the endurance ticket cannot be the country before arriving in Kuala Lumpur. For example, the itinerary is: Singapore → Kuala Lumpur → Singapore. In this case, you cannot apply for a Malaysian transit visa. The endurance ticket needs to be printed in advance.

The passport must be valid for at least 6 months.

  • A printed itinerary and original ticket must be presented. If you only show your itinerary number / booking number, you will be refused entry.

Interpretation: The original ticket refers to the ticket itinerary you received. For example, to book an AirAsia ticket, AirAsia will send you an email with a PDF file with the ticket itinerary and flight number, and print it out.

  • Hold a valid single entry visa / multiple entry visa for the destination

Interpretation: In the actual application, Malaysian officials only need the Malaysian transit visa applicant to hold a passport valid for at least six months and a flight ticket to a third country.

  • Proof that I have sufficient funds to stay in Malaysia

Interpretation: There is no need to worry about this. In most cases, you will not be required to show cash or something unless you are of poor character. . .

The above measures are only used by passengers transiting Malaysia via the following locations: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Low Cost Airline Airport (LCCT), Bayan Lepas Airport, Penang, Senai Airport, Kota Kinabalu Kuching Airport, International Cruise Port.

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The above measures are not applicable to tourists who travel by land from Thailand and Singapore to Malaysia; in addition, they can be taken into China by plane or international cruise from China, and then land by land to a third country (such as Thailand or Singapore) Those who return to Taiwan by land and then return to Taiwan do not apply the above-mentioned free transit visa measures.

They must apply for a Malaysian entry visa before they can transit Malaysia by land.



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