Malaysia to simplify visa process for Indian visitors

Indians will now find it easier to get Malaysian visas with Prime Minister Najib Razak today saying that he has instructed immigration authorities to simplify the process for visitors from the South Asian nation.

Updated: Jul 08, 2010, 21:53 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: Indians will now find it
easier to get Malaysian visas with Prime Minister Najib Razak
today saying that he has instructed immigration authorities to
simplify the process for visitors from the South Asian nation.

"We have engaged a private company to make it easier
for Indian nationals to visit Malaysia," Najib said in his
keynote address to a business seminar titled "Towards
strategic partnership tapping growth opportunities".

"There were a record 111 flights between the two
countries in a week," the premier told the seminar organised
by the Malaysia India Business Council and the Malaysian
Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce an Industry.

Malaysian Airlines, the country`s national carrier,
operates 30 weekly flights between the two countries,
Malaysia`s budget airlines Air Asia has 63 weekly flights
flying between Malaysia and India. The other flights are
operated by three Indian airlines including Jet Airways.

Malaysia had introduced visa on arrival facility for
nationals of a few countries including India but revoked it
later complaining that many Indian nationals had failed to
return to India on the expiry of their tourist visa and had
allegedly mingled among the crowds here and become illegal
nationals.

Recently, the authorities here said Indian nationals
who were residents of other countries could transit through
Malaysia availing the visa on arrival facility.

-PTI