Visa to Malaysia customs regulations of Malaysia

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Visa-free entry to Malaysia and General rules of entry

Fortunately the tourist visa of Malaysia is particularly democratic, which is an additional incentive for visiting the country by tourists all over the world.

There is a list of countries that are allowed visa-free entry to Malaysia for up to 14 days, 1 month or 3 months. Russians and CIS citizens are also among the lucky ones. The citizens of Russia and most CIS countries allowed visa-free entry to Malaysia for up to 1 month.

The citizens of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan are even luckier they have the opportunity to stay in Malaysia without a visa for 3 months.

When entering the country must have a passport valid for six months from the date of entry. Before passport control you need to fill in simple English immigration card (to be kept until leaving the country), which lists: name, date and place of birth, nationality, profession, address of permanent residence, passport number, visa number, issuing authority and date of issue (in the case of visa), the point of departure.

Also be sure to check that you have unpaid fines and other debts, otherwise you can not release at the border from Russia.

There is also a rule that you must present a return ticket on departure/departure from Malaysia. This rule is rarely tested, and in most cases the border guards are limited to the duty question, on how many days you come to Malaysia (How long you'll stay in Malasia?) or nothing asking. However, if you are worried, and no return ticket, can I get a copy of reverse e-ticket from Malaysia or a neighboring state, or "something". To check the validity of print, especially from the neighboring state, to the customs officer almost impossible, at least not yet. Another thing, if you refuse to Board the plane, airline personnel, but that's another story.

If you wish to stay in Malaysia for more than 1 month and do not want to apply for a visa, it is possible to make a "visa run", i.e. to leave the country and then return back to passport control permit for a period of 1 month. If you will be doing a "visa run" repeatedly without breaks, then the guards may have questions and they can refuse re-entry. Such cases have occurred after three "VETERANOV" in a row.

The easiest way to travel with a purpose "visa run" to a neighboring Thailand (unless of course you're on the mainland), such as in the city Hatyai (Hatyai), to enter in which Russian citizens also do not require a visa and which is easily accessible from Malaysia by train, bus or ferry (see INF. visa to Thailand).

There is another way to extend the visa-free stay: you can contact the immigration office in Malaysia and ask for an extension of a visa-free period. In the case of a positive decision you will receive so-called Special pass. To get it more than once difficult, you must have a good reason to ask for it.


For stays longer than 1 month must apply for a visa beforehand at the Embassy. Visa is issued only once for a period of 2 months. At the end of the validity period, the visa can be extended for an additional 2 or 4 months depending on visa type.

To obtain a visa to Russia should contact the Embassy of Malaysia in Moscow. Required documents: passport, 2 profiles in English with enclosed photos, an invitation (tourist, private or official) and the ticket with date of departure from the country. Travelling with children is possible, if specified in the invitation. Children under 16 years fit into the visa of parents (mother).

For obtaining visa the consular fee in the amount of $10.

The normal term of paperwork at the Embassy before 2 weeks minimum - 3 days.

Abuse of visa-free stay period or on a visa

In case you have exceeded the period of visa-free stay of 30 days or the duration of stay on a visa, you are quite a serious problem. To extricate himself from this situation, you should contact the nearest immigration office (Immigration department) in Malaysia with a return ticket on the flight. There you will have to pay a penalty of 30 ringgit (currency of Malaysia) for each day of delay until the date specified on your ticket. If you have exceeded a period of more than 30 days, you will find a huge fine of 3,000 ringgit.

If you try to cross the border with an expired deadline, you will face the chance of being deported and problems with enter Malaysia in the future. Of course, without penalty is also not enough.

Addresses of embassies, consulates

The Embassy of Malaysia in Moscow

Address: Mosfilmovskaya str., 50, 117192, Moscow
Phone: +7(495) 1471512; +7(495) 1471514; +7(495) 1471523
Fax: +7(495) 9379602
Work mode: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00

The Russian Embassy in Malaysia

Address: No. 263, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fax: (+603) 4257 6091
Mode of operation: Monday 08.00-14.00 and 15.00-19.00; Tuesday-Friday 08.00-14.30

Honorary Consulate of Russia in the Malaysian state of Penang

Honorary Consul - Mr teo Seng Lee
Address: Suite 3, 15th Floor, Wing A Northam Tower, No. 57, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang Malaysia
Phone: (+604) 226 0127
Fax: (+604) 226 9127
E-mail: ;

Customs regulations of Malaysia

Customs regulations of Malaysia are simple and quite affordable. Strictly prohibited to import-export of obviously illegal items, otherwise no almost no restrictions.

1 Jun 2011 when you enter Malaysia, foreigners are required to leave fingerprints. This procedure became mandatory in the fight against crime and terrorism. The process of removing the fingerprints of the 2 index fingers is less than a minute. This procedure goes directly to the passport control Desk. After receiving the passport, the employee of passport control will ask you to put the index fingers of both hands on the scanner and after a few seconds the procedure is completed.

The import of drugs, weapons, pornography, goods from Israel, coins and banknotes of Israel, clothing with printed texts from the Koran, radios, gold over 100 grams, Antiques, wild birds and animals, plants and seeds of hevea.

For the import and export of drug offenders unconditionally sentenced to death.

Duty payable when importing a new (unused and not for personal consumption): carpets, clothes, jewellery, chocolates, handbags. When the importation of such goods must pay a certain amount for "temporary import" (something like pledge) which will be returned to you upon departure, the goods must be presented for inspection along with a receipt. Of course we are not talking about clothing, jewellery and other things that are intended for personal consumption, and those that can be sold in Malaysia.

Cameras, watches, pens, lighters customs duties exempt. Duty-free import 1 litre of spirits; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 grams of tobacco; perfumes and cosmetics for the sum no more than 200 ringgit.

The import of foreign and local currency Malaysia not limited.

Export of local currency up to 5 thousand ringgit, foreign - to 5 thousand ringgit equivalent.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Olga.Kozlova 9 October, 2017
Thanks for the answer, but would like to hear more))))) it is Clear that this is another country, but I have read that the airline AirAsia, this is the type of "internal" between these countries low-cost carrier and there is even no LCCT duty free, because they do not regard as international terminal... And not even save that everything will be Packed in the package duty-free? ...
admin October, 10, 2017
Hello Olga! Nothing like domestic and international flights are completely different things, even when it was LCCT, which had to take the bus. Just as well there was all the necessary controls, including security. Now you have outdated information, and LCCT no longer exists, and replaced by a new international low cost carrier terminal KLIA2, read more here ...
Olga.Kozlova October, 10, 2017
Oh, thank you very much, I really didn't know that! Thank you And duty free there normal, with good range? And they say that wine is normal neither in Indonesia nor Malaysia is not( what the price, about as usual in the duty free? Thanks in advance for the information ...
admin 11 October, 2017
Duty-free is excellent at the new airport, I am sure, will find them. Wine in Malaysia outside dutikov in principle is better not to buy, as well as other alcoholic beverages, as prices because of duties just great, with the exception of duty-free Langkawi where alcohol is not taxed. About the price is not exactly prompt, but IMHO, they are about the same everywhere. ...
mimi_masha 23 October, 2017
Thank you very much for the useful article! Wanted to ask whether in Malaysia their "national" sweets or just snacks that you can bring home as Goodies? ...
admin 23 October, 2017
Mini Hello masha! Something many do not try to remember anything from sweets and desserts, and failed. Or rather, I don't want to say that there is nothing there. But to remember something to bring home, this is not. Besides, for my taste the desserts and sweets were not very tasty, too bland in my opinion. But I will go there in any major store, you will find something. ...
Frolovskiy 20 Dec, 2017
Tell me, please, is there any Commission/fee for the exchange of travel cheques in KL? If so, what kind? ...
admin December 20, 2017
The Commission does not depend on the country, and from the exchange. Here can specify a city for sharing, the map will display the nearest locations, and for each you can see the conditions up to specify the size of the Commission. ...
Сергей88 25 November, 2018
Tell me, will there be any problems if we move to Malaysia for 10 days, then we will go to another country for 10 days, and then back again to Malaysia for 20 days. ...
admin July 26, 2018
Hello Sergey! Absolutely no problems, quiet ride. ...

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