All delegates travelling to Malaysia must present an approved travel document (passport or identification card) valid six months beyond the intended period of stay. Delegates from many countries will require a visa to enter malaysia. These delegates are encouraged to apply early (at least three months before departure), and to ensure that all requested documentation is submitted with the application.
Applications must be submitted in person at the Malaysian representation in the respective countries, or at a Schengen partner representation, if Malaysia does not have representation in that country. Delegates are urged to contact their nearest Malaysian embassy or consulate as early as possible to determine where they should apply and to enquire on the length of time expected to complete the visa process.
Please click here to see the list of Malaysian embassies around the world
Please click here to be directed to the Official Portal for the Immigration Department of Malaysia
Please note that if your visa is refused because the visa application was made too late or was incomplete, your registration fee cannot be refunded.
Letters of invitation can be requested online through the conference website.
malaysia entry requirements
You must hold a valid passport to enter Malaysia. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Malaysia.
Emergency Travel Document
Emergency Travel Documents (ETDS) from most countries are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Malaysia. Please check with your local Malaysian embassy representative.
The Malaysian Immigration Department has introduced a biometric registration system. Under the new system all foreigners entering Malaysia by land, air and sea will have biometric fingerprints taken at the immigration entry point. Implementation of the system began on 1 June 2011. Children below 12 years of age will be exempted as will holders of diplomatic passports and VVIPs with prior approval from the Immigration Department.
Dual nationals should also be aware that Malaysia does not recognise dual nationality, so technically you can be refused entry if you are found to be holding two passports of different nationality. If you are a dual national it is advisable to enter Malaysia on the passport on which you exited your last country of departure.
Exchange control rules
Under current Malaysian exchange control rules, you may import or export up to 10,000 Malaysian Ringgit per person without prior approval. There are no limits on the amount of foreign currency (notes and or travellers' cheques) you may import or export. However, if your currency exceeds the equivalent of USD 10,000 you are required to declare this to the customs authorities on entry and/or exit. Penalties for non-declaration or false declaration include a fine of up to RM 1 million and/or up to three years' imprisonment.
Travelling with children
Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. They may want to see birth certificates, a letter of consent from the other parent or some evidence as to your responsibility for the child. Malaysian authorities do not normally require such evidence but if you have any concerns please check with your local Malaysian representation.