• Social visa to Malaysia

    A social visa to Malaysia is granted to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia for tourist, social, business or government-to-government matters. It is normally valid for a single entry valid for 14 days (for tourists applying in Singapore) or multiple entries with up to 1 year’s validity for EP, DP, SP, Student pass, LTVP, WP, and PR holders.

    COVID-19 Update

    Reciprocal Green Lane for Singapore residents

    Legal residents in Singapore may be eligible to travel to Malaysia for business or official travel for up to 14 days using a so-called Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme. Persons seeking to use the RGL must be sponsored by either a Malaysia-based company or a Malaysian government agency, which will file an application on their behalf for a “MyTravelPass” at least 10 business days prior to intended departure.

    Persons seeking to use the RGL cannot have travelled outside of Singapore during the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure for Singapore and must, at their own expense, obtain a certificate showing a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Travellers are required to produce this certificate along with their “MyTravelPass” and in order to enter Malaysia.

    RGL travellers must undergo an additional PCR test at their point of entry or within 24 hours of arrival in Malaysia and must be transported directly by the host company or government agency to a non-residential accommodation where they must self-isolate while awaiting their test results. Upon confirmation of a negative test result, the host company or government agency will ensure the traveller is transported to and from their workplace for the duration of the traveller’s stay and will further ensure the traveller installs and uses the “MySejahtera” mobile application. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 must immediately seek necessary medical treatment from the Malaysian government.

    Periodic Commuting Arrangement for Singapore residents

    Singaporean nationals and permanent residents holding valid long-term Malaysian visas for business or work purposes may be eligible for a new “Periodic Commuting Arrangement” (PCA) scheme allowing travel via the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link land border checkpoints. Malaysia-based employers must submit an application for a “MyTravelPass” to use the PCA on behalf of their employees. Applications must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the employee’s intended entry into Malaysia and employees must be willing to remain in Malaysia for at least 90 days before returning to Singapore. Persons using the PCA must install and use the “MySejahtera” mobile application. Upon arrival in Malaysia, they must self-isolate for 7 days under the terms of a modified “Home Surveillance Order” (HSO) and afterwards undergo a serological test for COVID-19 using a rapid test kit (RTK). Persons who test negative will be released from their HSO.

    All Others

    Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Malaysia. This policy does not apply to persons who hold a “MyPR” card, a “Malaysia My Second Home” (MM2H) pass, a valid student pass, a valid temporary employment pass, are the spouse or child of Malaysian nationals, or are a diplomat. Foreign nationals travelling from countries or regions with over 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are prohibited from entering Malaysia. Currently, this includes the following locations: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Philippines, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

    All persons (including Malaysian nationals) returning from abroad are required to undergo testing for COVID-19 and a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Non-nationals must register online and prepay in full for all required testing and quarantine services. Malaysian nationals will be charged a reduced rate. Additionally, all persons must download and sign a “Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity for Persons under Surveillance” (LoU). Travellers should consult their local Malaysian embassy or consulate for LoU templates and instructions. At least three days prior to departure, all persons must submit relevant documents (including a LoU) to a local Malaysian embassy or consulate for approval. Failure to submit documents may result in a denial of permission to board flights bound for Malaysia. Upon arrival, all persons are required to install and use the “MySejahtera” mobile application to track and monitor their health status. Be advised, some state-level authorities in Malaysia have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

    Required documents fort a social visa to Malaysia:

    • Completed and signed Malaysian visa application form. The form must be printed out as a double-sided document.
    • One recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. Both ears and the forehead must be visible. Photos of new born babies in the passport must be updated after the child turns 2. A single-entry visa will be issued once upon submission if the photo is not updated.
    • Original passport with at least 9 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one blank page for stamping the visa.
    • Copy of a Residence permit for EP, PR, DP and S-Pass holders or a copy of a landing card for short-term visitors (less than 90 days) to Singapore or Re-entry Permit for PR holders. For a new employment pass with a QR code instead of an expiry date, you must provide a printout of the validity and expiry status which can be obtained with a free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play).
    • For tourists to Singapore, a copy of the electronic arrival card, inbound and return tickets to home country and a visa if returning via a third country (if required).
    • A Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all visitors coming from or going to/through Yellow fever endemic countries.
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    • Should you require to print any of the required documents in our office, please note that an additional charge will be applied.

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      • All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

      Processing time for a social visa to Malaysia:

      • Normally, visa processing takes 4 working days after lodgement of the documents to the Embassy.

      Delivery of your passport:

      Do not have time to collect your passport? Let us save your time and money and deliver it to you for as low as SGD 10.00. Please, enquire at the time of submission or over the phone.