Online procedure to apply for Malaysian Visa

We Indians are travel freaks and whenever we have our holidays round the corner we start planning our itinerary to magnificent places. Malaysia is one of those breathtaking tourist attractions that ought to be visited. In order to visit the abode you need to apply for Malaysia visa. One can apply for the visa either offline or online.

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To facilitate the entry of Indian tourists, Malaysia has recently introduced new e-visa scheme that has waived off the visa charges for those who are visiting the place for less than 15 days.

There are two types of Malaysia visa for Indians:

1. Electronic Travel Registration and Information (eNTRI)/ Visa waiver scheme

It is for those Indian tourists who wish to visit the country for less than 15 days whereby they are not charged with any visa fee. They only need to pay visa-processing fee that is around 20 USD. This scheme is active from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. eNTRI offers single entry visa (SEV) that is valid for 3 months from the time of its allotment. You need to register atleast 2 days prior to your date of travel and if you wish to change your travel date then you need to re-apply only if your date lies beyond 3 months. However, the constraint of the scheme is that the visa holder should enter Malaysia either directly or via Singapore, Thailand or Brunei.

2. Malaysia electronic visa (eVisa)

This visa is for those who wish to stay in the country for more than 15 days but less than 30 days. It is a single entry visa (SEV), which is valid for a period of 3 months from the date of its issue. You need to apply for the visa 2 weeks prior to your date of travel and need to re-apply only if your travel date falls beyond 3 months. When you apply through eVisa you are charged with visa fee worth USD 25 + INR 1050. Your visa is processed within 24 hours.

Step-by-Step Procedure

In order to apply for Malaysia visa for Indians you need to follow the following steps:

Step 1: Go to the website that lets you apply for Malaysia visa using the URL: http://www.windowmalaysia.my/evisa/evisa.jsp

Step 2: Now click on ‘I’m New! Apply’ that will subsequently take you to the registration page.

Step 3: Registration page has three sections: Registration, Current local address and Login information. Enter your personal details accurately matching with the details as mentioned in your passport. Create your username/email and password.

Then click on ‘Register’ after which a verification link is sent to your email-id.

Step 4: Check your email and click on the link to confirm

After confirming you are taken to the visa page.

Step 5: Choose out of the two available options of Malaysia visa for Indians

a) Malaysia electronic visa

b) Visa waiver program.

Step 6: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ option and fill in the form for the first applicant uploading your photos and required documents, Review your details and Click on ‘Next’.

Step 7: Fill the applications and make payments for each applicant.

Step 8: Once the Visa has been approved, simply login to the website and download your eVisa/eNTRI.

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