I am an Indian who is planning to travel to Vietnam in January 2018. I am travelling with Air Asia from Mumbai with a layover in Kuala Lumpur for 5 hours. Do I need a transit visa for this? The flights from both destinations (BOM-KUL and KUL-SGN) are with Air Asia.



If you're not

holding a visa or a residence permit issued by Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan or the United States, and are departing to or arriving from these countries.

Then you'll need a transit visa.

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    You missed Nationals of other non visa-exempt countries can transit through Kuala Lumpur International Airport for a maximum of 24 hours, however they are not permitted to switch between the main terminal and KLIA2 unless they hold a valid visa. Timatic also says the same. – ugoren Dec 12 '17 at 7:55
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    but I am not going out of the airport – Pratik Mishra Dec 12 '17 at 10:12

Timatic says:

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):

  • Nationals of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who reside in country of nationality transiting through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must:
    • arrive at and depart from the same terminal, and
    • stay in the international transit area of the airport, and
    • have documents required for the next destination.
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