IMPORTANT NOTICE:
  • 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 December 31, 2021, 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 operation.
  • On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) through December 31, 2020. The new restrictions imposed by the proclamation are effective at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 24 and expire on December 31, 2020, unless continued by the President.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and aliens who are or were inside the United States or those holding valid nonimmigrant or immigrant visas on the effective date are not subject to the proclamation. 

    The proclamation suspends entry of nonimmigrants in the following categories: H-1B, H-2B, J (for aliens participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) and L, along with their spouses and children.  No valid visas will be revoked under the proclamation.   Presidential Proclamation 10014 and this proclamation provide exceptions to their restrictions for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants.  The full text of the presidential proclamations are available on the White House website at:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

  • On April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and those holding valid immigrant visas on the effective date of the Proclamation, are not subject to the proclamation.  No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation. The full text of the presidential proclamation is available on the White House website at:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-immigrants-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-economic-recovery-following-covid-19-outbreak/.

  • In light of the October 14 Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has  cancelled routine visa services as of October 14.  The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/my/my-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.

    Applicants for H1B, H2B, L1, and certain J categories and their dependents covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should visit our website here for more information.

    The Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within 14 days in certain countries prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States (Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996, and 10041), and the Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak (Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052) remain in effect. For details about these Presidential Proclamations click here.

  • Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus: Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days prior preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996 and the subsequent proclamation issued May 24, 2020:

    - Brazil;

    - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe;

    - The Republic of Ireland;

    - The 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland)

    - The Islamic Republic of Iran;

    - The People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau

    There are certain exceptions to the suspension of entry, including exceptions for U.S. lawful permanent residents and certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, among other exceptions listed in the proclamations. If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel the above list of countries prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ries). 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. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. For questions about rescheduling a pending consular appointment, please contact us at support-malaysia@ustraveldocs.com for specific guidance.

  • 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.

  • On January 31, 2020, a new Presidential Proclamation (“Presidential Proclamation 9983”) was issued which added to the ongoing travel restrictions of P.P. 9645 by expanding them to the nationals of six additional countries.  The restrictions only apply to immigrant visas and/or diversity visas, not nonimmigrant visas.  More information is available at this link.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.