Chinese visa for Malaysian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Malaysian passport holders visiting China for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Malaysian citizens to enter China for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa China e-visa for Malaysian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival China visa on arrival for Malaysian citizens Not Available

China tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Malaysian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in China.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from China.

If you are looking for China visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Malaysia, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of China nearest your place of residence.

  • Kuala Lumpur: The Embassy of China in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 41 minutes)
  • Penang: The Consulate General of China in Penang, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 41 minutes)
  • Kuching: The Consulate General of China in Kuching, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 41 minutes)
  • Kota Kinabalu: The Consulate General of China in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 41 minutes)

China visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest China diplomatic mission offices to Malaysia for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Malaysia traveling to China from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Malaysia) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,182,370 N/A
2009 1,170,305 -1.02%
2010 1,242,695 6.19%
2011 1,182,370 -4.85%
2012 1,182,370 0.00%
2013 1,206,500 2.04%
2014 1,129,400 -6.39%
2015 1,075,500 -4.77%
2016 1,165,400 8.36%
2017 1,233,200 5.82%
2018 1,291,000 4.69%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

China & Malaysia comparison

China's area is approximately 9,388,211 km2 (3,624,807 sq mi), while the area of Malaysia is approximately 328,550 km2 (126,853 sq mi). This means Malaysia is 28.57 times smaller than China.

As of March 2021, China's population is ~1.5 billion people - 1,492,315,663 more people than the population of Malaysia.

We have highlighted China & Malaysia’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

China Malaysia Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,531,598,231 39,282,568 1.5 billion more people live in China than Malaysia
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 276 107 China has 169 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Malaysia.
Travel freedom (2021) 37 133 China passport holders visit 96 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 344 126 Chinese hosts 218 more foreign missions than Malaysia.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Malaysia travel to China in one year?

The number of visitors from Malaysia visiting China in 2018 was approximately 1,291,000.

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