Immigration to Malaysia (for foreign participants)
 
Visa requirements:
No visa is required for citizens listed in the table below, visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment).
 
Countries Maximum duration of stay
All COMMONWEALTH countries (except INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA AND NIGERIA), ALBANIA, ALGERIA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHRAIN, BELGIUM, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, BRAZIL, CANADA, CROATIA, CUBA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, EGYPT, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ICELAND, ITALY, JAPAN, JORDAN, KIRGYSTAN, KUWAIT, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, LEBANON, LIECHTENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, MOROCCO, NETHERLAND, NEW ZEALAND, NORTH YEMEN, NORWAY, OMAN, PERU, POLAND, QATAR, ROMANIA, ST. MARINO, SAUDI ARABIA, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TUNISIA, TURKMENISTAN, TURKEY, U.S.A, U.A.E, UNITED KINGDOM, and URUGUAY.  3 months
 All ASEAN countries (except MYANMAR), ANTIGUA & BERMUDA, ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BELARUS, BELIZE, BENIN, BHUTAN, BOLIVIA, BOTSWANA, BULGARIA, CAMBODIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CYPRUS, DOMINICA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, ESTONIA, FIJI, GABON, GAMBIA, GEORGIA, GHANA, GREECE, GRENADA, GUATEMALA, GUYANA, HAITI, HONDURAS, HONG KONG (SAR), IVORY COAST, JAMAICA, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KIRIBATI, LATVIA, LESOTHO, LITHUANIA, MACAU (SAR), MACEDONIA, MALAWI, MALDIVES, MALDOVA, MALTA, MAURITIUS, MEXICO, MOLDAVIA, MONACO, MONGOLIA, NAMIBIA, NAURU, NICARAGUA, NORTH KOREA, PENAMA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PARAGUAY, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SAO TOME & PRINCIPE, SLOVENIA, SOLOMAN ISLAND, ST. KITTS & NEVIS, ST. LUCIDA, ST. VINCENT, SUDAN, SURINAM, SWAZILAND, TAJIKISTAN, TANZANIA, TOGO, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, TUVALU, UGANDA, UKRAINE, UPPER VOLTA, UZBEKISTAN, VANUATU, VATICAN CITY, VENEZUELA, WESTERN SAMOA, ZAIRE, ZAMBIA, and ZIMBABWE.  1 month
IRAQ, LIBYA, SYRIA, MACAU (TRAVEL PERMIT), PORTUGAL (ALIEN PASSPORT), PALESTINE, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALI and SOUTH YEMEN.  14 days
IRAN  15 days
  • Nationals of countries other than those stated above (with the exception of Israel) are allowed to enter Malaysia with a visa. 
  • Visa on Arrival (VOA) service is now available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Penang International Airport (PEN), Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Kuching International Airport, Senai International Airport and Tanjung Kupang in Johore for most countries. However, nationals from the following African countries are NOT entitled to apply for "visa on arrival": ANGOLA, ETHIOPIA, BURKINA FASO, GUINEA-BISSAU, BURUNDI, GHANA, CAMEROON, LIBERIA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, MALI, CONGO REPUBLIC, MOZAMBIQUE, DEMOCRATIC CONGO REPUBLIC, NIGER, COTE D'IVORE, NIGERIA, DJIBOUTI, RWANDA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, WESTERN SAHARA and ERITREA.
  • Participants of IDMEC 2016 are strongly encouraged to check out the website of the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine their visa requirements, which can be can be obtained from http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country/7-perkhidmatan-utama/286-visa-requirement-by-country or by contacting Malaysian Embassy or representative in your country. Go to http://embassy.goabroad.com/ to view the address of the Embassy of Malaysia in your country.
  • Those in need of an official invitation letter for Malaysian visa application, please send your request to idmec2016@unikl.edu.myInvitation letter is only issued to registered participants, and the conference secretariat has the right to deny the issue of invitation letter.