We are a family of 3 Indian citizens with Indian passports travelling Mumbai-Sydney-Mumbai via Kuala Lumpur in April 2018. We have valid Australia tourist visas stamped on our Indian passports. On the Mumbai-Sydney sector, I have direct Fly-thru status, so just flight change as International Transfer without immigration, no Malaysian visa requured.

However, due to Air Asia's rescheduling the flights, on the return journey, my flights have a layover of 25 hours. Can you confirm whether I would be eligible for transit without visa at KLIA2 on arrival from Sydney? Arriving from Sydney at 6 pm on 28-4-2018, and flying out to to Mumbai, India, on 29-4-2018 at 7 pm.

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Checking via Timatic, courtesy of the Emirates visa check and the KLIA2 Airport visa information confirms that you do not need a visa to transit, as you meet one, or more, of the conditions.

4. Transit Without Visa (TWOV)

The Transit Without Visa (TWOV) is only applicable after clearing Malaysian Immigration - for a maximum of 120 hours stop-over in Malaysia. However, granting of TWOV is solely at the discretion of the Malaysia Immigration; even if guest(s) meet all the required criteria.

Countries eligible for Transit Without Visa: Indian Subcontinent (for holders of Diplomatic & Official Passports)**

  • Sri Lanka
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh


  • Onward ticket must be within 120 hours.
  • Must arrive and depart only via the same airport. (e.g. Arrive in KLIA2, Depart from KLIA2)
  • Possess a valid onward ticket and carry a Single Entry Visa (SEV) or Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) issued from/and are heading to any one (1) of the seven (7) countries listed below (*TWOV will not be issued if next country of destination is not listed as above):
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United States of America (USA)
  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea

  • Passport MUST have a minimum validity of 6 months.

  • A PRINTED copy of itinerary and original tickets MUST be produced. Producing only a PNR/booking number will be denied access.
  • 2
    Does the "Diplomatic & Official Passports only" refer only to citizens of Bangladesh?
    – mdd
    Jul 26, 2018 at 21:33
  • @mdd It's difficult to tell. Even the official website is unclear on this point. Jul 26, 2018 at 22:37

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