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General Visa Requirements for Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei

1) Check the validity of your passport. Make sure it is valid for six months from your departure date.

2) Ensure your passport has adequate blank pages to stamp the visa and other necessary stamps upon arrival and departure.

3) Certain countries may require separate transit visas if you fly en-route Malaysia/Indonesia/Brunei to your desired destination.

4) Make sure that you have sufficient funds in your account to prove your financial stability. The consulate may ask for a copy of the bank statement as proof.

5) Carry a valid, confirmed return ticket, NOC letter from sponsor or company, two passport size photographs, confirmed hotel booking, photocopy of passport & return ticket, and invitation letter from a company in case of business visa.

6) Employed citizens should enclose an employment letter indicating their employment status.

7) Complete the arrival/departure card available at the airport or with travel agencies. You must submit this to the concerned Immigration Officer on duty along with the passport or travel document.

8) Two visa application forms duly filled with passport-sized coloured photographs affixed on each form.

Malaysian Visa Requirements

For Malaysia visa requirements, visit Penang visa page.

Indonesian Visa Requirements

Visitors to Indonesia may enter without a visa. Nationals of some countries need a visa to enter Indonesia. All visitors must hold a passport (valid for six months) and a return ticket. The immigration officer may ask the traveller to produce any required documents like hotel reservations and proof of finance.

Visa exemption

Persons holding passports issued by 170 jurisdictions can visit Indonesia without a visa for 30 days for tourism, family and social visits, art and cultural activities, official government duties, attending seminars or international exhibitions etc.

Visitors with visa-free entry cannot extend their stay or convert to other types of visas.

Passport holders from visa-exempt countries can enter Indonesia through one of the 124 designated border crossings, including airports, seaports and land border checkpoints.

Visa-free entry does not apply for the national of the following 27 countries and British nationals who are not British citizens:

AfghanistanCameroonCentral African Republic
CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoDjibouti
Equatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopia
NigeriaNorth KoreaPakistan
Sierra LeoneSomaliaSouth Sudan

*(not recognized as a sovereign state by government of Indonesia)

Visa on Arrival:

Nationals of the following countries may apply for a Visa on Arrival for a stay of up to 30 days.

CyprusCzech RepublicDenmark
MexicoMonacoNew Zealand
PanamaPapua New GuineaPoland
RussiaSaudi ArabiaSouth Africa
South KoreaSlovakiaSlovenia
Timor LesteTunisiaTurkey
United Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States

Type of Visas :

Tourist Visa

A tourist visa is given to citizens for a stay in Indonesia for a stay up to 60 days. The tourist should not enter the restricted regions of Aceh, Papua and Maluk.

Business/Social Visit Visa

In the case of a business visa, an invitation letter from the company should be faxed or addressed directly to the Indonesian Consulate General. Also, enclose a copy KTP (Kartu Tanda Penduduk) card or KIMS (Indonesian immigration's temporary stay permit). In case of a social visit visa, an invitation letter from the sponsorer in Jakarta and their KTP (Kartu Tanda Penduduk) card or KIMS (Indonesian immigration's temporary stay permit).

Limited Stay Visa

Limited Stay Visa is given to passport holders for one year, subject to the approval of the Directorate General of Immigration office in Jakarta. Foreign Investment, Employment in a Government/Private sector, Education, Training or Research, Religious duties, Joining Husband and or a Parent who is a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Permit or who is an Indonesian citizen, for the wife and/or single, legitimate child(ren) who is/are under 18 years of age are legible reasons for a limited stay visa.

Transit Visa

A passport holder travelling en route from Indonesia to their next destination, whether by air, sea or on-road, is eligible for a transit visa. A documented proof is necessary that will prove their journey outside of Indonesia. For additional information, please visit the Indonesian embassy/consulate in your region.

Brunei Visa Requirements

The Government of Brunei Darussalam allows citizens of specific countries/territories to travel to Brunei for tourism or business for up to 90, 30 or 14 days without a visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa-exempt countries:

Nationals of the following 56 countries and territories can enter Brunei without a visa for a maximum stated stay of 90, 30 or 14 days.

90 days stay:

European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
Switzerland, United Kingdom (British Citizen), United States

30 days stay:

Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman,
Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

14 days stay:

Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong,
Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Peru

Visa on arrival

Citizens of the following seven countries and territories may obtain a visa on arrival at Brunei International Airport:
Australia, Bahrain, China, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan

Transit visa

Passengers transiting through Brunei International Airport for less than 24 hours do not require a visa. Passengers travelling to a third country can obtain a transit visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 72 hours.

Please note: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please contact your nearest embassy for accurate, up-to-date information.