Passport/Travel Documents

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 recognized by the Malaysia Government, the holder must be in possession of a document in lieu of passport obtainable at the nearest Malaysia 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 recognized 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.