Now-a-days, Malaysia does not issue any business visa. If the visit / trip is only for business meeting, discussion, negotiation etc., as long as the visit is not engaging any employment (paid or unpaid) you may enter the country by using tourist Visa.
Q. I am invited as a speaker in a training program / conference / seminar in Malaysia, can I enter the country with tourist visa?
No. You have to apply for Professional Visit Pass (doesn’t matter it is paid or unpaid or even for a few minutes). The said pass can only be obtained from Immigration Department of Malaysia in Malaysia. Application can be done by the organizer / sponsor in Malaysia (before you enter the country). If you enter the country with tourist visa for this purpose, it is violating Malaysian visa rules and regulations. it is also punishable under Malaysian law.
Application for a Visa Without Reference (VWOR)
Documents required for the application of a VISA Without Reference (VWOR) are:
- Original Passport- Machine readable. Passport should be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Malaysia.
- Visa Application Form duly signed by the applicant.
- 2 recent photographs. Photograph specification: Size 3.5cm X 5cm, 60%-70% face appearance, in white background. Photographs clearly show from crown to shoulders.
- Confirmed returned air-ticket within 30 days with flight details.
- Bank statement/ traveller's cheque:
- Applicants applying in North and East India: Must submit 3 months recent bank statements (Self or Sponsor’s) with original endorsement from bank branch and support letter from sponsor stating relationship (except for Children under 18 years of age).
- Applicants Applicants applying in West India: All applications must submit recent 1 month updated bank statement with original seal and sign. Minimum INR 30,000 balance for individual. Minimum INR 60,000 balance for primary applicant bearing all expenses for accompanying applicants.