photo requirements for malaysia visas

Malaysia eVisa Photo Requirements

The eVisa for Malaysia is available to nationals from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Serbia, and Sri Lanka. The eVisa is simple and straightforward and allows nationals of those countries to stay in Malaysia for up to 30 days.

Indian and Chinese citizens can now also travel to Malaysia on the Electronic Travel Registration and Information system (eNTRI). This eNTRI system is easy and fast to apply for and allows you to stay for up to 15 days. Both eVisa and eNTRI allow visitors to Malaysia to save time as they avoid long queues applying for their visa on arrival.

Malaysia has quite strict specifications regarding passport photos. Make sure that you follow these photo requirements for Malaysia, as if your photo does not comply with the guidelines then this could lead to your application being rejected.

  • The photo should be recent, no more than 6 months old. Your hair should not, for example, be very different in the photo
  • The photo should be taken against a plain white background. Photos with color or landscape backgrounds will be rejected
  • Do not use any color filters as it is important for your skin tone to be clearly visible
  • You should not be wearing a hat, although a scarf is permissible if this is worn for religious reasons. The scarf should leave the full face visible, from the top of the forehead to the tip of the chin
  • Do not wear glasses in your photo as this may cause glare
  • If you have red-eye in the photo then do not try to remove this. Simply take the photo again
  • You should be looking straight at the camera with a neutral expression (no smiling, frowning or squinting)
  • The photo should not be framed or have any other effects
  • The dimensions of the photo should be 35mmx50mm. No other size of photo will be accepted
  • Your face should occupy between 60% and 70% of the photo

Other Requirements

There are various other requirements that you will need to meet in order to apply for either the eVisa or the eNTRI:

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months
  • A working email address at which to receive your visa
  • A debit or credit card with which to pay for your visa

Then there are certain things that you will need to provide to the immigration authorities on arrival in Malaysia.

  • Your valid passport
  • Your printed eVisa/eNTRI
  • Proof of sufficient funds for your stay
  • A return flight

Malaysia is a beautiful and exciting country with lots to see and do. If you like modern buildings and skyscrapers then Kuala Lumpur will be right up your street. The Petronas Towers is one of the tallest buildings in the world. The country also has a dazzling array of wildlife and sea life and great eating experiences such as the legendary street food. Follow the above steps and be on the way to enjoying all this and more!