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October 8, 201659 second read
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Malindo Air passengers holding passports from  Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are now eligible for Transit Without Visa facility for 120 hours/5 days when passing through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) enroute to a third country.

To ensure approval of Transit Without Visa facility

With immediate effect, the Transit Without Visa will be available for 120 hours/5 days for eligible passengers.

There are a number of conditions to be met:

  • Passenger must enter/exit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
  • The travel document should be valid for more than six (6) months from the date of entry
  • Passengers must have obtained a Single Entry Visa (SEV) / Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) to the intended third destination e.g. Australia, United States of America, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand or Taiwan
  • Passengers must hold a confirmed ticket to the third destination

Should you need further information, you are advised to contact your local Malaysian Consulate Office or call the Chief of Operation Unit at 603-87769072.

This announcement extends this facility to Malindo Air passengers, equivalent to that given to passengers on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.

Malindo Air flies daily to Colombo, Dhaka and Lahore and to six cities across India.

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  1. i was worried about this from two days.i am a pakistani student with X1 study visa in china.my flight is from beijing capital international airport T2 to kuala lumpur international airport T2 through air asia and layover is 5 hours.than my flighf is from kuala lumpur international airport M to bangkok than bangkok to lahore with 4 hour stay through thai airways.do i need a transit visa because there is change of terminsl and i read that i have to pass through immigration.my flight is on 16.kindly guide please

    1. You seem to meet the conditions for the transit visa.
      1. Passenger must enter/exit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (The terminals are part of the same airport, but they are separate buildings. There is a free shuttle bus on Level 1 , or if you have a credit card/Malaysian money, the fastest way is by KLIA ekspres train from Level 2. The cost is 2 Malaysian Ringgit.)
      2. The travel document should be valid for more than six (6) months from the date of entry
      3. Passengers must have obtained a Single Entry Visa (SEV) / Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) to the intended third destination e.g. Australia, United States of America, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand or Taiwan (If you have a Pakistan passport, you will be fine.)
      4. Passengers must hold a confirmed ticket to the third destination (Make sure your onward ticket to Bangkok and Lahore is confirmed. I suggest you check-in online before you leave Beijing for your Bangkok Airways flights if this is possible. Make sure you have the boarding pass/es to show.)

      1. I am holding INDIAN passport and living in Hong Kong. I checked flights from HKG to Kuala Lumpur T-M and Kuala Lumpur T-M to Kochi (INDIA) lay over is 4 hr. Do I need transit visa or need to change terminal ?
        Kochi(INDIA) to AHM(INDIA) by Indigo layover is 4 hr.

        I am looking forward from you.

        1. You seem to meet the conditions for the transit visa.
          1. Passenger must enter/exit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)I’m not sure what you mean by T-M, but if you need t change, the terminals are part of the same airport, but they are separate buildings. There is a free shuttle bus on Level 1 , or if you have a credit card/Malaysian money, the fastest way is by KLIA ekspres train. The cost is 2 Malaysian Ringgit.)
          2. The travel document should be valid for more than six (6) months from the date of entry
          3. Passengers must have obtained a Single Entry Visa (SEV) / Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) to the intended third destination e.g. Australia, United States of America, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand or Taiwan (With an Indian passport, you will be fine.)
          4. Passengers must hold a confirmed ticket to the third destination (Make sure your onward ticket to India is confirmed. I suggest you check-in online before you leave Hong Kong for your flights if this is possible. Make sure you have the boarding pass/es to show.)

  2. I am holding Nepalese Passport. I am travelling from Sydney to Kathmandu on 2nd October 2022. I have got two different connecting flights. Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is Malaysian Airlines and Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu is Malindo Airlines with transit of 7 hrs.
    Do I need transit visa to check in baggage and check in through my second flight Malindo Airlines on Kuala Lumpur Airport.

    1. Holders of a Nepalese passport are eligible to visit Malaysia with a visa you apply for in advance. However, this may not apply for the transit visa you require. Whether you need a transit visa will depend on your nationality as noted in the article.
      Some transit passengers are allowed to remain at Kuala Lumpur International Airport for up to 24 hours but they must stay within the airport terminals. For the most up to date information, please contact your local Malaysian Consulate Office as soon as possible, there is one in Sydney. There is a transit counter within the airside of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you can get assistance from support staff wearing ‘Ask Me’ sashes or as the Information Counter. You may also find this helpful: https://www.passportindex.org/passport/nepal/

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