Traveloka Visa Guide for Malaysian 2018 : How to Apply Tourist Visa to China and More
Many of us love travelling to different countries- to discover breathtaking architectures, embrace spectacular nature beauty, celebrate the art & culture of a city, indulge into iconic delicacies, learn the various customs & tradition, and beyond.
It is a journey to see the world, with your own eyes.
But no matter you are travelling near or far abroad, there’s always a list of travel essentials you should check off, so that you know that you’ve got all necessities well-prepared to enjoy your trip with a peace of mind.
From packing light and right to checking the weather forecast, confirming hotel booking, exchanging local currency and so forth, everything is important but there’s a crucial part you should never forget – documents. Make sure you air ticket information is correct, passport is not expired and also, check if the country you are travelling to require you to apply a tourist visa in advance!
Yeap, most of us know that we need a passport when travelling to another country, but how about visa? How to know if you need or do not need a tourist visa? Let’s get to know more about this.
A visa is actually an official document that authorizes a person to enter a foreign country, and stay for a validity period of time. There are several types of visa, such as student visa, working visa, transit visa, travel visa and business visa.
Normally, when visiting a country for holidays, depends on your destination, you might need a travel visa, which allows you to visit a country for leisure purpose without overstay. Similar like you have to knock the door and get permission to enter a person’s home! But of course visa is a whole lot more official case!
Visa requirements by each country is different, hence it is critical to look into detail to ensure a smooth, safe and happy trip.
We were quite lucky that for countries we had travelled to in the past few years, all are within visa-free countries, until our Melbourne trip. It was our first time having to apply for a travel visa, ETA for Australia to be specific.
So we browsed through the internet on how to apply for Australia travel visa, read some information and then came across this Traveloka Malaysia Visa Guide 2018, which we found it quite useful as it provides comprehensive information about Malaysian travel visa.
It save the hassles of browsing one website by website because a lot of info can actually be found under this guide, like “Do you know we have visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to more than 150 countries?” In other words, our passport is one of the most powerful in the world! This makes travelling overseas so much easier for us.
Among the countries visa-free and visa-on-arrival for Malaysian passport including Turkey, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, and the list goes on. Check out Traveloka Visa Guide to view the list – it could be your next dream destination!
So what are the documents you will need to prepare for the application if a travel visa is required?
Documents vary depends on the country but generally, below are the must have:
- Valid Malaysian ID card or licence.
- Original passport (expiration date should be at least six months before the date of departure).
- Completed visa application form.
- Information on the flights you intend to book or in some cases, the flight tickets.
- Proof of visa fee payment.
- Bank statement or Traveler’s cheque.
- Passport picture (with light blue or white background)
You have your documents ready. Where to apply or submit necessary visa application? We’ve got you a quick summary as below, for China, Australia, USA, Canada and India visa application . For full details, find out more at Traveloka Travel Visa Guide
1.Where to apply Australia Visa for Malaysians:
You can apply for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) online. Do not that High Commission of Australia office does not offer visa application service. It is not advisable to there directly.
Alternatively, you can also get the form The Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) located at:
Suite 19.06, 19th Floor
163 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Helpline: +6 03 2166 6550 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Application submission: Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm
Document collection: Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm
2.Where to apply India Visa for Malaysians:
Fill in the forms online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ (the ONLY official website) before going to the visa application centre. You can also opt to complete your application online and print out a hard copy of the visa once your application is approved.
Do note that The High Commission of India does accept visa applications at its office except for special circumstances.
3.Where to apply USA Visa for Malaysians:
Submit your visa application online via http://www.ustraveldocs.com/my/. Follow and complete all the submission requirements.
4.Where to apply Canada Visa for Malaysians:
You can visit the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) to apply your visitor visa to Canada.
The Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC)
Suite 19-03, Floor 19, Wisma MCA,
163 Jalan Ampang 50450, Kuala Lumpur.
Helpline: +6 03 23812296
(Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Application Submission (by Applicant): 9am – 5pm
Application Submission (by Travel Agent or Representative): 9am – 2pm
Passport Collection: 10am – 5pm
5.Where to apply for China Visa for Malaysians:
Visit China Visa Application Centers:
China Visa Application Service Centre
Level 5 & 6, Hampshire Place Office,
Jalan Mayang Sari,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2176 0888
17 Lebuh Bishop,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2176 0888
For diplomatic passport holders, contact:
People’s Republic of China Embassy
1st Floor, Plaza OSK,
25, Jalan Ampang Hilir,
Taman U Thant,
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel:+603 2164 5250
Operating hours for visa centers
Monday – Friday (except public holidays)
Application submission: 9am – 3pm
Payment and collection: 9am – 4pm
Have a cleared picture by now? We hope you do! So if you are wondering how to or where to apply for your travel visa when travelling to countries like China, Australia, India, USA and Canada, this visa guide for Malaysians by Traveloka is a post you should look into.
Get all the essentials prepared so that you don’t get panic at the very last minutes. Keep this guide! It’s going to be very useful when the time comes for your tourist visa application Q&A!
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