According to Berry Appleman & Leiden’s latest advisory, Malaysia’s eVISA programme is now available for business travellers as well. Previously, the eVISA and VISA-free programme was launched in March 2016, for tourists from China and India to travel to Malaysia easily.
Now, nationals from the following countries may apply for business eVISAs:
- Sri Lanka
Permitted activities on a business eVISA, as with a consular business visa, are limited to:
- Visiting a current project site or factory floor for informational purposes with no hands-on work
- Attending contract discussions
- Attending seminars
- Auditing company accounts
- Factory inspection
- Carrying out investment opportunity surveys
- Sport competitions
Upon application, eVISA holders are entitled to stay up to a maximum of 30 days for each visit in Malaysia, while the eVISA is valid for three months. Each application can only be used once and no extension is allowed.
Credit: Natasha Ganesan