Corporate Immigration — Malaysia’s 30-day visa-free entry for Chinese and Indian visitors

The Malaysian government has unveiled a pivotal update to its immigration policy, granting a 30-day visa-free entry to visitors from China and India.

Who will be affected?

Citizens of China and India visiting Malaysia


This announcement by the Malaysian prime minister aligns with the upcoming celebration of the 50-year strategic partnership between Malaysia and China. As a gesture of goodwill, the Malaysian government extends a 30-day visa exemption to citizens of China. Simultaneously, travellers from India will also enjoy this facilitation.


This new policy brings Malaysia, China, and India closer and gives Chinese and Indian visitors a chance to explore Malaysia without difficulty securing a visa.

Date of implementation

1 December 2023

Santa Fe Analysis

While this development is undoubtedly a significant opportunity for travellers from China and India, Santa Fe Relocation advises clients to exercise caution. As this is a recent policy change, we recommend double-checking with your travel agents. Additionally, you should carry copies of your accommodation details for your stay in Malaysia and your return flight ticket to pre-empt any unforeseen issues.

For any inquiries or further clarification, you are welcome to reach out to the designated contacts below:

Samson Prakash Poore
Immigration Manager, Malaysia
Santa Fe Relocation
+60 19 601 6900

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
+44 7990 021125

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