The High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur has unveiled an exciting opportunity for Malaysian nationals planning to visit India. Effective from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025, Malaysian citizens can now apply for a 30-day e-Tourist visa with double entry on a gratis basis, meaning no visa fees will be charged.

This initiative is to enhance tourism between India and Malaysia, providing a seamless and cost-effective way for Malaysian travelers to explore the rich cultural and historical tapestry of India. The e-Tourist visa can be applied for online through the regular e-visa link: [Indian e-Visa Application]


The High Commission has highlighted the following key points regarding the announcement:

1. Gratis Visa Applies Only to 30-Day e-Tourist Visa: The waiver of visa fees is exclusively applicable to the 30-day e-Tourist visa with double entry. Other categories of e-visas, such as e-Business, e-Conference, e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant, e-Ayush, and e-Emergency X Miscellaneous, will still require payment of the standard visa fees.

2. Existing E-Visa Rules Apply: All current rules and regulations concerning e-Tourist visas and other e-visa categories, as specified on the official e-visa website, will remain in effect.

3. Paper Visas Remain Fee-Paying: Travelers opting for normal paper visas through the outsourced service provider, M/s IVS Global Visa Centre, or directly from the High Commission of India, will continue to pay the prescribed visa fees.

This move is anticipated to encourage more Malaysian tourists to visit India, contributing to stronger bilateral ties and cultural exchanges between the two nations.

For more information and to apply for the e-Tourist visa, please visit the [Indian e-Visa Application]( website.

Source : Travelobiz