Travel: How To Apply For A Tourist Visa To Malaysia From Nigeria

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Malaysia is an amazing country located on the Southeast of the Asian continent, occupying the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. Its cultural heritage can be traced to Malay, Indian, Chinese, and European influences.

The country has a host of beaches in Labuan, rain forests in Borneo, tea plantations in the Cameron highlands, Batu caves, Kinabalu Mountains National Park, Malacca zoo, excellent museums such as the Islamic Arts, lots of tasty culinary dishes and botanical gardens in Penang, National Planetarium, Bird Park, KLCC Park, National Mosque, KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers and a fabulous nightlife in Kuala Lumpur.

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Various other fun activities in Malaysia include scuba diving, white water rafting, golf, paintball, cycling, hiking, and of course shopping, Kuala Lumpur has a host of shopping centres and local markets for fabrics and art pieces. Due to its multicultural heritage, there are a host of fantastic foods to also try out.

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Malaysia visa and immigration details

The tourist visa issued for Malaysia is the Visa Without Reference (VWR). This is issued to individuals travelling to Malaysia for holidays, tourism or visiting family and friends for a certain period with no involvement in business activities. This is only valid for fourteen (14) days and extensions are not allowed. It is issued by the Malaysian consulate in Abuja.

All Malaysian visa and immigration applicants must apply in person at the Malaysian embassy in Abuja. All necessary supporting documents should be provided to avoid unnecessary delays with processing.

Malaysia visa application requirements

  1. International passport with a validity period of six (6) months, also include two photocopies of your passport bio data page.
  2. Travel insurance policy confirmation letter and photocopy.
  3. Two copies of a properly completed visa application form (Form IMM.47) inclusive of your declaration of intention to visit. The forms can be downloaded here
  4. Two passport photographs in dimensions of 3.5Cm x 5.0 Cm.
  5. Six months bank account statement or travellers cheque.
  6. Letter of consent from your employer on a business letterhead with contact details stating that you have been granted leave of absence, purpose and duration of your visit, and when you intend to return to your job. Self employed individuals must include a copy of their business license and tax returns.
  7. Invitation consent letter from family or friend where necessary.
  8. Visa fee payment receipt, the Malaysia visa fee costs RM 20.00 (N1697.176) for Nigeria, click here for confirmation.
  9. Travel itinerary which includes round trip flight tickets and hotel reservations inclusive of two photocopies. Emirates, Qatar airways and Turkish airlines, Egypt airways offer flights to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, check their flight schedules for travel times and flight fares.

Visa application processing

Malaysia visa and immigration application process takes 4 to 6 working days from date of submission. Visa applications to Malaysia are accepted from Mondays to Fridays by 09:30AM to 12:30PM, this excludes public holidays. Visa and passport collection time is 04:00PM to 05:00PM Mondays to Fridays as well.

Note that a Malaysia visa approval doesn’t guaranty that you will be allowed to enter the country, you need to also pass the immigration interrogation by border authorities at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for your two weeks entry to be stamped. Ensure that you travel with copies of your supporting documents, and a valuable Personal Travel Allowance (PTA).

Various travel agencies in Nigeria also offer visa and travel assistance for Malaysia, you can check them out for easy processing and itinerary plans.



Malaysia travel advice

  • Before you travel, leave your travel plans/itinerary with family. Register your travel, itinerary and contact details at the Nigerian embassy or consulate as soon as you arrive.
  • Abide by every Malaysian law! You do not want to spend the rest of your life in prison in a foreign country.
  • Make photocopies of every important item and document you’re travelling with including your passport, Credit/ATM cards, insurance policy and visa. Keep it separate; also give copies to someone trustworthy at home.
  • Get your health and immunization injections before travelling.

Malaysia High Commission in Abuja

No 4A, Plot 2232B, Rio Negro close,
Off Yedseram Street,
Abuja, Nigeria

Telephone    +234 9 782 2091, +234 9 780 9379

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