Vietnam visa for Malaysia citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa not required 30 days
E-visa Not Eligible N/A

How to apply

Visitors from Malaysia can apply for a visa for Vietnam using one of the three methods available below.

  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Malaysia

City Address
Kuala Lumpur Address:No.4, Persiaran Stonor 50450, Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia
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Vietnam visa fees for MY residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 325 MYR 534 MYR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 325 MYR 534 MYR
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 214 MYR 423 MYR
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 214 MYR 423 MYR

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 19:30 July 23, 2024 (Local Kota Kinabalu time).

Today's holidays in Malaysia

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Malaysia today (Friday, July 12, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Malaysia's National Day, which will occur in 1 month, 2 weeks from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Kuala Lumpur.

Information for MY passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Malaysian passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

People are kayaking inside of a cave in Lan Ha Bay, close to Halong Bay, Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

Malaysia passport holders are permitted to enter Vietnam for a period of up to 30 days without a visa. To be eligible for visa-free entry, your valid Malaysian passport must have a validity of at least six months beyond the date of departure from Vietnam, and have at least two blank pages for visa stamps. However, if you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, you must obtain a visa prior to your arrival.

Visa-exempt in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Visa-exempt for a stay of up to 30 days

Passport required:

  • Valid Malaysian passport (6 months beyond exit date)
  • Proof of onward flight

Visa exemption (5 years):

  • Malaysian passports whose spouses are Vietnamese citizens

Embassy location in Malaysia:

  • Kuala Lumpur (Embassy)

Tourism statistics:

  • 2023: 115,603 visitors
  • 2022: 135,207 visitors
  • 2020: 116,421 visitors
  • 2019: 606,406 visitors
  • 2018: 540,219 visitors
  • 2017: 480,556 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa in Malaysia

As a Malaysian national wishing to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, or an expatriate or foreign traveler in Malaysia, there are various ways to obtain a visa for Vietnam including applying for a visa directly at the Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia, obtaining a visa on arrival, or applying for an e-visa.

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Malaysia 

  • If you choose to apply for a Vietnam visa at the Embassy in Malaysia, you will need to submit the required documents, which include a completed application form, passport photos, and the appropriate fee, directly to the embassy. 
  • Once your application is processed, you can collect your visa in person or have it mailed to you.

Apply for e-visa online

  • Citizens of 80 eligible countries currently residing in Malaysia can apply Vietnam e-visa through the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
  • The application process involves the provision of a scanned copy of your passport, a passport-sized photo, and payment of the visa fee (which is currently 25 USD ~ 110 MYR) through the website.
  • Once you have completed the application and payment process, the e-visa will be issued and sent to your email address within three working days.

Apply for a visa on arrival

  • If you plan to arrive in Vietnam by air at one of the designated international airports, you can apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival. Regarding the essential steps, you must first apply for a visa approval letter through a Vietnamese travel agency or visa processing company.
  • Once you receive the approval letter via email, you must present it upon arrival at the airport in Vietnam and complete an entry and exit form, provide two passport-sized photos, and pay the visa stamping fee at the airport.

How much is the visa fee for Malaysian passports?

Fee comparison 

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 110 MYR

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 110 MYR
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 221 MYR

Travel tips for Malaysian citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are a number of flight options that you can choose from to fly from Malaysia to Vietnam such as AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and VietJet Air. The most popular flight routes are between Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City.

Route

Airlines 

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Kuala Lumpur - Ho Chi Minh City

VietJet Air

120 MYR

Kuala Lumpur - Ho Chi Minh City

Air Asia

124 MYR

Kuching - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines 

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Kuching - Ho Chi Minh City

Scoot

226 MYR

Kuching - Ho Chi Minh City

Air Asia

283 MYR

Weather information

Vietnam and Malaysia are both located in Southeast Asia; thus, have similar climates, characterized by hot and humid weather all year round.

  • Climate: Vietnam experiences a tropical climate with a dry season from November to April and a rainy season from May to October. Similarly, Malaysia has a more stable tropical climate with relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year. 
  • Temperature:  In Vietnam, the north and central regions of have a distinct four-season climate, with winter temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius and summer temperatures reaching up to 38 degrees Celsius. The southern region of Vietnam has a more consistent tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Meanwhile, the average temperature in Malaysia is around 27-28 degrees Celsius. The country experiences two monsoon seasons - the southwest monsoon from May to September and the northeast monsoon from November to March. During the monsoon seasons, the country experiences heavy rainfall and occasional flooding.
  • Rainfall: Vietnam has a huge amount of rainfall during the rainy season from May to October while in Malaysia, the monsoon seasons bring the biggest precipitation.
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Caysein
Malaysia

I am a Malaysian. What is the visa requirement if I would like to stay a year in Vietnam?

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@Caysein, Currently, an e-visa is available for only 3 months. However, you can renew it twice. After that, you must exit the country and return with a new visa.

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CHYH HONG
Malaysia

My daughter has recently renew her Malaysian passport, but the Vietnam visa is stamped on her old passport, the visa is valid till 15th April 2024. The flight ticket is dated from 29th January 2024, till 29th February 2024. Is it okay to show both new and old passport with visa stamped or do I have to apply for new visa?

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Hello, Malaysian passports are exempt from visa requirements for 30 days. You can use your new passport for visa-free entry or apply for a new 3-month visa on your new passport if you plan to stay longer than 30 days.

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Foo Hiap Loong
Malaysia

Hi, I'm Malaysian, and visit Vietnam end of Sept and was curious do I need to apply VISA before enter Vietnam?

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@Foo Hiap Loong, Malaysians do not need a visa for Vietnam for stays of up to 30 days. Therefore, you do not require a visa if your stay is not longer than 30 days.

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Lily
Malaysia

HI, I am a Malaysian. We have booked a flight to Korea via Vietnam airline and transit at Ho Chi Min City. We will be using the same airline for the return flight back to Malaysia from Korea and transit in Ho Chi Min City. Since the transit takes more than 12 hours, we decided to leave the airport and overnight at Ho Chi Min city until the next flight in the morning. In this scenario, do i need a visa to leave the airport and to enter Ho Chi Min city? Kindly confirm. Thanks.

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@Lily, As a Malaysian, you are exempt from the visa requirement for 30 days. Therefore, you do not need a visa for entry, exit, or transit through Vietnam.

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Dexter
Malaysia

I'm a Malaysian, need to travel to Vietnam for 1wk and the go Thailand and back to Vietnam. Can I re-enter to Vietnam from Thailand within 2-3days gap?

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@Dexter, Sure, you can re-enter Vietnam immediately after your visit to Thailand, no gap between 2 entries is required!

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Rosanne
Malaysia

I'm malaysian wish to travel to Vietnam so o just flight with my Malaysia passport can enter Vietnam? Need fill up anything when arrive Vietnam?

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@Rosanne, No, you do not need to do anything in advance. Just bring your valid passport and you will be able to get a free-visa stamp for 30 days!

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ian beck
Malaysia

i am a malaysian and holding a malaysian passport holder…I would like to stay and explore vietnam for 50 - 60 days…what do I have to do? What I do know is for malaysian per entry of vietnam we could stay 30 days max…Do I need to go out from vietnam on the 30th day and return back on the 31th day to vietnam to get another 30 days entry? Thanks

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@ian beck, 3 month or longer term tourist visa is not available at the moment, the only option is to exit Vietnam and return for another 30 days under visa exemption.

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Heng Meow Cheng
Malaysia

Our staff from Malaysia need to perform technical support at our customer side in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this case, what the procedure and documents we need to prepare in order to get visa?

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@Heng Meow Cheng, Your staff just need to prepare a valid passport and a proof of onward travel to enter Vietnam for 30 days without a visa.

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Linda Young
United Kingdom

I am a travel agent in the UK and I have a client who holds a Malaysian passport who is visiting Vietnam on holiday for 15 days. Please can you advise if my client requires an e visa or just an approval letter?

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@Linda Young, Malaysian passports do not need a visa for 30 days. Therefore, if your client visit Vietnam for 15 days, he/she does not require a visa.

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Frequently asked questions

1. What is the charge for a Vietnam visa at the embassy in Malaysia?

The fee for a Vietnam visa at the embassy in Malaysia may vary depending on factors such as the type of visa and duration of stay required.

2. What is the stamping fee for a visa on arrival?

The stamping fee for a visa on arrival in Vietnam ranges from 25 USD ~ 110 MYR for single entry to 50 USD ~ 221 MYR for multiple entry.

3. Are Malaysian citizens exempt from a Vietnam visa?

Yes, Malaysians are permitted to visit Vietnam for 30 days without having to obtain a visa.

4. Are overseas Indian citizens residing in Malaysia eligible for a Vietnam e-visa?

Yes. Indian nationals living in Malaysia can apply for a Vietnam e-visa through the immigration online system.

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