Onward Visa Applications
Updated: July2013

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In Kuala Lumpur it is possible to apply for a tourist visa for other Asian countries. Visas for Sri Lanka and Vietnam can be applied for online. 
For Cambodia, it is currently $25 + $20 processing for the on-line visa, as oppose to the same visa on arrival for $20 + 100THB (bribe!).

Most embassies are near to the Ampang Park LRT.

It is NOT possible to obtain a tourist visa for Indian in KL unless you have been resident in Malaysia for two years. Although these is an application process you will be told that your Visa will be rejected.

Embassy Address: 233, Jalan Tun Razak. 
Nearest Monorail Bukit Bintang. 
Tel.  +60 3 2116 4000/4016/4017 
Application time: 09:00 - 13:00 or 120 visas.
Collection time: Same day if submitted before 12:00. Embassy closes at 17:00
Fee: RM 170
Many nationalities can obtain tourist visa on arrival in Indonesia that is valid for 30 days. There is a US$25 service fee. This can be extended once in the country. However it is also possible to apply for a 60 day visa in advance. Please note, the Indonesian embassy has a strict dress code NO SANDALS, NO SARONGS, NO SHORT SLEEVES, NO TANK TOP, AND NO SHORT PANTS (except for under 12 year old – children). Only 120 visas are issued per day so make sure you get there early. You will need to complete the visa form, available at the embassy, and supply two passport photos and a photocopy of your passport as well as  a copy of your Malaysian visa. You will also need your flight details and proof of funds (for example the last 3 months bank statements). Your passport should have at least two blank pages and at least 6 months validity left.

Embassy Address:  8C, Jalan Ampang Hilir. 
Nearest LRT Ampang Park. 
Tel +60 3 4251 6355
Application time: 09:30 - 12:30
Collection time: 16:00 - 17:00
Fee: Next day RM110
Myanmar tourist visas allow you stay for 28 days. You have a 3 month window from when you obtain your visa to enter the country.You will need to complete the visa form, available at the embassy, and supply two passport photos and a photocopy of your passport on A4 paper. For the same day service you will also need your flight details. There is a photocopier on site and it costs 0.20 sen per A4 copy.  Your passport should have at least two blank pages and at least 6 months validity left. On our last visit, the same-day visa was not available.

Embassy address: No. 1 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng 
Nearest monorail Raja Chulan. 
Tel +60 3 2148 9989
Application Time: 08:30 - 11:30
Collection Time: 13:30 - 16:00
Fee: 3 month single entry US$30, 6 month multiple entry US$60
Most nationalities can get a free 21 day visa for The Philippines on arrival. However if you want to stay longer you will need to apply for a visa before hand. Whilst you can get a 3 month single entry or a 6 month multiple entry visa you are only allowed to stay for 59 days at a time. Please note when visiting the embassy you should dress appropriately. You will need to complete the visa form, available at the embassy, and supply two passport photos with a white background. You will need to provide proof of funds for your trip (for example a bank statement) and a copy of your onward flight itinerary. The process takes two working days.  Your passport should have at least two blank pages and at least 6 months validity left. 

Embassy Address: 206, Jalan Ampang. 
Nearest LRT Ampang Park. 
Tel +60 3 2148 8222
Application time: 09:30 - 11:30
Collection time: 14:30 - 16:30
Fee: RM110
Most nationalities can get a free visa on arrival in Thailand. However if you want to stay for longer than 30 days you will need to apply in advance for a visa. This will give you a 60 day visa. You will need to complete the visa form, available at the embassy, and supply two passport photos and a photocopy of your passport. You will need to provide details of you hotel in Thailand and a sponsor in KL and Thailand. This could be the name of the person who runs the hotel.  Your passport should have at least two blank pages and at least 6 months validity left. Your visa will be ready to collect the next day. You'll be given an application form on arrival. Before you fill out the form, head into the main office and collect two "interview" tickets for each application from the machine.

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