Entry into the United States of noncitizens who are not U.S. LPRs and who were present in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, or Zimbabwe within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation. Applicants with impending travel due to extreme humanitarian emergencies may contact us at support-malaysia@ustraveldocs.com. All Centers for Disease Control (CDC) orders pertaining to vaccination and testing requirements still apply. There are very limited exceptions for diplomats (A and G visa holders) and air and sea crew (C1/D visa holders)


On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Pursuant to President Biden’s proclamation, as of November 8, the Department of State can process visa applications for individuals physically present in the affected countries.

Please note that the rescission of these P.P.’s does not necessarily mean that a U.S. Embassy or Consulate is able to immediately schedule all affected applicants for visa interviews. Please see the embassy/consulate website for information on what services they are offering at this time and instructions on how to apply for a nonimmigrant visa here.


Premium Delivery Service will go into effect on November 5, 2021 and applicants will be charged depending on the pickup/drop off or home/office delivery location selected. Pick-up/Drop off of passports and documents at the Aramex Main Office (Petaling Jaya) will remain free of charge. When you select Pick-up/Drop off from another designated Aramex location (Klang, Ipoh, Penang, Johor Bahru), you will be required to pay a fee of RM50.00. Home/office delivery service within Peninsular Malaysia will incur a fee of RM60; East Malaysia will incur a charge of RM70. All fees will be collected in advance. A payment link will be sent to you via email and SMS once your passport/document is ready for collection.

For more details, kindly refer here.


The U.S. Embassy is monitoring the current COVID-19 situation in Malaysia. The Embassy will continue to provide all immigrant visa and limited nonimmigrant visa services, which include work, crew, student and exchange visitor visas, and urgent business/personal travel visas as resources and local conditions allow. Applicants with scheduled appointments should plan to attend their appointment. If applicants cannot attend due to travel restrictions in their area, they should reschedule the appointment in the system.

While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. For more information about the MRV fee, see the “Visa Fee Validity Extension” tab below. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/my/my-niv-emergencyappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.


Malaysian passport holders who previously held a U.S. visa may not need to appear for a visa interview if they qualify for Visa Renewal by Mail. More information is available at this link.

Secretary Blinken, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 24 months were eligible for an interview waiver. The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period to 48 months.


Effective January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements. For more information on waivers to the testing requirement please click here.

Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the Novel Coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


The U.S. Mission to Malaysia understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


In light of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has implemented social distancing protocols. Please arrive only at your exact appointment time – do not arrive early. Practice social distancing and do not stand closely to other applicants who are not members of your immediate family or traveling party. Follow the directions of the U.S. Embassy greeters and guards.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, postpone your appointment by at least 14 days. You are required to check your temperature at home prior to your appointment, and stay home if you have a fever (temperature at or over 37.5°C/100°F).

In accordance with the Government of Malaysia’s Ministry of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommendations, all visitors to the U.S. Embassy must wear a cloth face covering or mask and observe social distancing protocols as established by the Embassy staff. The U.S. Embassy will not distribute masks to visitors; please make arrangements to bring your own.


Children under 14 and seniors over 80 years old may not be required to personally appear for an interview at the Embassy. More information is available at this link.


Visa applicants under 18 years old must be accompanied to their visa interview by at least one parent. The applicant’s parent is required to provide the original birth certificate.


If you arrive at the Embassy with an electronic device other than a cell phone and a key fob, you will be TURNED AWAY. The Embassy CANNOT store bags, backpacks, or tablet/computer equipment.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Malaysia. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.