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Citizens of Malaysia

Do Malaysians Need a Visa for Thailand?

If you're a citizen of Malaysia planning a journey to Thailand, understanding the visa regulations is paramount for hassle-free entry into the country. Here, we'll delineate the essential details for Malaysians seeking a visa to visit Thailand and how Siam Legal can facilitate you throughout the process.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

Malaysian ordinary passport holders enjoy the benefit of a tourist visa exemption scheme when visiting Thailand. Additionally, due to bilateral agreements between Thailand and Malaysia, those with diplomatic or official passports can visit Thailand without a visa for periods not exceeding 30 days.

Here's what the visa exemption entails:

  • Malaysian citizens flying into Thailand can enter without a visa, provided they can demonstrate proof of onward or return travel within 30 days.
  • For Malaysians entering Thailand via land or sea from neighboring countries, they are allowed a 30-day stay under this exemption, with a limit of 2 entries per calendar year.

For a seamless visit to Thailand, Malaysians must:

  • Hold a passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry.
  • Present proof of departure within 30 days of arrival (extendable to 60 days for those intending to stay longer).
  • Provide evidence of accommodations and sufficient funds for the duration of the stay.

Thailand Tourist Visa for Extended Stays

Malaysian citizens planning to stay in Thailand beyond 30 days must apply for a tourist visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate before departure.

Additional Information:
Royal Thai Embassies issue visas, but immigration officers retain the authority to grant entry into Thailand. Refusal of entry may occur if the immigration officer deems the traveler to fall under prohibited categories as outlined in the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

Siam Legal offers comprehensive services to ensure compliance with all regulations for a seamless entry into Thailand. Understanding the travel or visa requirements and procedures is crucial for Malaysian citizens intending to visit Thailand. By collaborating with Siam Legal, you gain access to expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience from beginning to end.

Thailand Visa Option

Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of Malaysia:

90-day Non-Immigrant Visa Thailand Visa

Malaysian citizens seeking to enter Thailand for specific purposes such as education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R) are eligible to apply for the 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa. This visa is a single-entry permit valid for 90 days, allowing holders to stay in Thailand for the duration of its validity. Importantly, this visa category facilitates the application for a work permit and the opening of a bank account in Thailand, providing essential support for your stay.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Thailand Visa

Designed for Malaysian citizens planning an extended stay of up to one year, this visa is typically a multiple-entry permit valid for one year. Each entry allows a stay of up to 90 days, necessitating a border run every 90 days for a new entry stamp or re-entry. This visa is ideal for purposes such as education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R), offering the flexibility to apply for a work permit, open a bank account, and extend the stay for up to one year on the same visa.

Thailand Business Visa

For Malaysian citizens embarking on business ventures or seeking employment in Thailand, the Thai Non-Immigrant B Visa serves as the key to achieving their professional goals. Beginning with a 90-day single-entry visa, this initial permit is specifically designed for individuals initiating business operations or taking up employment in Thailand. It sets the stage for an extension to a 1-year multiple-entry visa following the acquisition of a work permit, facilitated through sponsorship by a Thai company.

Thailand Marriage Visa

Malaysian citizens married to Thai nationals can apply for the Thailand Marriage Visa, offering a clear path to residency in Thailand. This visa begins with an initial 90-day stay, which can be extended to a full year and is renewable annually. It supports the familial and professional needs of Malaysian citizens in cross-national marriages, providing stability and legal support within Thailand.

Thailand Retirement Visa

This visa is tailored for Malaysian citizens aged 50 and above who seek to retire in Thailand. Applicants must provide proof of financial stability to qualify. The visa grants an initial stay of 90 days, which can be extended up to one year and is intended for retirees without employment intentions. It allows for a serene and extended residency in Thailand, renewable annually.

Thailand Elite Visa

Offering an exclusive long-term residency option for affluent Malaysian citizens, extending from 5 to 20 years. Managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, the Thailand Elite Visa simplifies the immigration process, eliminates the need for 90-day reporting, and provides multiple entry privileges along with access to luxury perks. It represents an unparalleled choice for those wishing to enjoy an extended, hassle-free stay in Thailand.

By understanding these visa options and preparing the necessary documentation in advance, Malaysian citizens can ensure a smooth entry into Thailand. Siam Legal is dedicated to providing expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free travel experience. For the most reliable and up-to-date information, we recommend contacting Siam Legal directly.

For inquiries regarding the requirements for other types of non-immigrant visas and for purposes not listed above, please reach out to the Royal Thai embassy or consulate.

Royal Thai Embassy, ​​Kuala Lumpur
206 Jalan Ampang 50450,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday (except official holidays)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Consular Section:
Monday - Friday (except official holidays)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

(+60) 3-2145-8004
(+60) 3-2143-2125
(+60) 3-2148-8222 (Consular Section)

Visa Collection:
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Email: (General Inquiries)
consular@thaiembassy.m (Consular/Visa Enquiries)


Royal Thai Consulate -General, Penang, Malaysia
No. 1, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman,10350
Penang, Malaysia

(604) 226-8029
(604) 226-9484
(604) 228-6784

Email Address:


Royal Thai Consulate -General, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
4426 Jalan Tok Guru,
15400 Kota Bharu,

(609) 744-5266,748-2545



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