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Old Nov 24th 2016, 1:52 am
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If a traveler is not a visa-required national to Malaysia and is normally granted visa-free entry for 30 days, he/she wants to stay for 60 days (for example, mainly for tourism purpose), what kind of visa is recommended to apply for before flying to Malaysia (rather than traveling to a neighboring country before the first 30-day visa expires and getting the second 30-day visa by re-entering)?
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As far as I know, you can't do it. You would have to leave and re-enter. Be aware that the penalty for overstays can be quite severe.

It would help to know your nationality as an APEC business card would allow you to stay 60 days.
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Old Dec 6th 2016, 9:02 am
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Immigration certainly have a social visit extension form, we were offered it due to a misunderstanding when we wanted the LTSVP forms. My understanding is that you can just rock up to your local immigration, fill in the form (may need to justify why) and get a 30 day extension for a small fee. Don't know how many times you can repeat the exercise.

I think this covers it Short Term Social Visit Pass may well be simpler to go out the country for a day or so and come back in.
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Old Dec 6th 2016, 9:09 am
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Immigration certainly have a social visit extension form, we were offered it due to a misunderstanding when we wanted the LTSVP forms. My understanding is that you can just rock up to your local immigration, fill in the form (may need to justify why) and get a 30 day extension for a small fee. Don't know how many times you can repeat the exercise.

I think this covers it Short Term Social Visit Pass may well be simpler to go out the country for a day or so and come back in.
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As far as I know, you can't do it. You would have to leave and re-enter. Be aware that the penalty for overstays can be quite severe.

It would help to know your nationality as an APEC business card would allow you to stay 60 days.
Thank you very much for your detailed replies.
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Old Dec 6th 2016, 2:26 pm
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Not knowing the nationality your question was refering, the visitor visa for UK citizens coming to Malaysia is for 90 days.

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This is what Malaysian Immigration has to say about it: Types of Visa
A single entry visa is generally valid for 3 months.
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This is what Malaysian Immigration has to say about it: Types of Visa
A single entry visa is generally valid for 3 months.

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Not knowing the nationality your question was refering, the visitor visa for UK citizens coming to Malaysia is for 90 days.

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We are an American couple considering spending 4 to 5 winter months in Malaysia annually. What are the options for staying longer than the 90 day visa allows ? Thanks in advance for any input...
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We are an American couple considering spending 4 to 5 winter months in Malaysia annually. What are the options for staying longer than the 90 day visa allows ? Thanks in advance for any input...
There's the LTSVP but that's only available for the spouse of a Malaysian citizen as I understand it. Then there's MM2H which is a long term visa 10 years at a time, separate threads for both on this board which will explain them better.

The absolute simplest method if you're only doing it once is to go visit a neighbouring country near the end of the first 90 days, coming back resets the clock, however, as I understand it you can't keep doing this. Go shopping in Singapore or drive to Thailand are the simple options. If you then return to the US for say 6 months before coming back you'll be fine.
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There shouldn't be any problems if one does one or two visa runs when one wants to stay longer in Malaysia. Just see that you stay out of Malaysia for a week or so.
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There's the LTSVP but that's only available for the spouse of a Malaysian citizen as I understand it. Then there's MM2H which is a long term visa 10 years at a time, separate threads for both on this board which will explain them better.

The absolute simplest method if you're only doing it once is to go visit a neighbouring country near the end of the first 90 days, coming back resets the clock, however, as I understand it you can't keep doing this. Go shopping in Singapore or drive to Thailand are the simple options. If you then return to the US for say 6 months before coming back you'll be fine.
So staying for say 88 days on a 90 day visa, and then being out of Malaysia for a week or so, and then returning we would get another 90 day stay ? After that we would return to the US for the summer...
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There shouldn't be any problems if one does one or two visa runs when one wants to stay longer in Malaysia. Just see that you stay out of Malaysia for a week or so.
Sounds ideal...
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So staying for say 88 days on a 90 day visa, and then being out of Malaysia for a week or so, and then returning we would get another 90 day stay ? After that we would return to the US for the summer...
Yes, that is a possibility.
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Yes, that is a possibility.
I'd say it's a racing certainty. Don't sweat it. I have experience.
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Regarding visa runs, the authorities seem to be tightening up about this!
I now know of a number of people who have had problems when returning to Malaysia from a short (1-3 weeks) trip out of the country!

It seems that especially the Penang immigration can be difficult, but it has also happened in KL. So, I wouldn't bet too much on that it is a certainty, even in Malaysia things change with time.
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