The VOA service is now available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) including Penang International Airport (PEN), Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Kuching International Airport, Senai International Airport and Tanjung Kupang in Johore. The service which was introduced nationwide on September 1, 2006 was in line with Malaysiafs effort to encourage more tourists particularly from China and India. The service was also introduced to cater for the anticipated tourist influx during Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
Application for VOA can be made at the Immigration Check Point at the Arrival Hall. At the moment there is no special counter set up to process the VOA application. However, plan is in the pipeline to set up a special counter to handle VOA service.
The processing fee for VOA is RM100 per person and at the moment payment is in cash only. No payment in foreign currency and credit card will be accepted. The VOA application is for a single entry visa and will only be issued for social visit only. Those intending to apply for multiple entry visas should do so with their respective consulate.
The visa will only be valid for 30 days and applicants must possess a confirmed return ticket as well as a valid passport. Applicant intending to apply for the VOA should not be listed on Malaysiafs Suspect List.
VOA service is only eligible for tourist coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.
VOA is not available to tourists from the following countries unless they posses work permit issued in Singapore. The countries are Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Cote DfIviore, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda and Western Sahara.
The service is strictly not available for tourists coming from Israel, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Montenegro and Colombia.