Visitors to Malaysia must be in possession of a valid passport/travel documents with a minimum validity of six months beyond the period of intended stay. If a national passport is not recognised by the Malaysian Government, the holder must be in possession of a document in lieu of passport obtainable at the nearest Malaysian Mission abroad.
Every visitor to Malaysia has to fill in a Disembarkation Card (IMM. 26) which has to be handed over to the Immigration Officer on arrival together with the national passport or other internationally recognised travel document endorsed for travel into Malaysia. A passport/travel document is also necessary for travel between Sabah and Sarawak.
Visitor passes issued for entry into Peninsula Malaysia are not valid for entry into Sarawak. Fresh visitor passes must be obtained on arrival at the point of entry in Sarawak. However, subject to conditions stipulated, visitor passes issued by the Immigration Authorities in Sabah and Sarawak are valid for any part of Malaysia.
Visas are issued by Malaysian Diplomatic Missions abroad or British Consulates which act for Malaysia in countries where no diplomatic representation of Malaysia is established. All visitors to Malaysia should inquire at the nearest Malaysian Diplomatic Mission for the latest entry procedures and requirements.