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A colleague of mine traveled to the Philippines via Malaysia. Apparently, the terminal for his onward flight is 4km away from the arrival terminal. He is Pakistani and doesn't have a transit visa and, as a result, can't make the connection. He was told to book another flight which does leave from the terminal he is already in. He would have to pay an additional $500 US for the ticket.

Can a transit visa be issued at the airport to go to that terminal if the person is willing to pay?

  • @ahmat talat , what is his nationality , also destination is Philippines and transit in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia or another airport? – Ali Awan Nov 30 '16 at 14:19
  • nationality is pakistani and transit is in Kuala Lumpur. – ahmad talat Nov 30 '16 at 14:20
  • That is correct. – ahmad talat Nov 30 '16 at 14:25
  • This was more than 7 months ago. I was thinking of making the same trip but abu dhabi as my connecting terminal so thought i'd ask – ahmad talat Nov 30 '16 at 15:11
  • @ahmadtalat So your question is about Abu Dhabi? Edit your question to reflect that then – Crazydre Nov 30 '16 at 15:54
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Pakistani nationals can transit in Malaysia without a visa provided:

  • TWOV cannot be offered to passenger sponsored by airlines other than Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. At present only MAS and Air Asia have agreed and accepted all terms and conditions imposed by the Malaysian Government.
  • TWOV facility is not available at entry point other than Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)

which means your friend will not be allowed to change airports in Kuala Lumpur. It is only possible to transit without a visa if your friend travels on Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia.

Source:Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

Can't a transit visa be issued at the airport to go to that terminal if the person is willing to pay?

No, no visa will be issued at the airport for Pakistani Nationals if they are planning to change the terminals. However, there is a exception if your friend has a valid visas from:

Source:Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

  • Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea.
  • a max. time of 120 hours, arriving at and departing from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on Malaysia Airlines (MH) or Air Asia (AK). When transit time is longer than 8 hours it is permitted to leave the transit area

If your friend meets the above requirement, then he will be able to change airports; otherwise, I am afraid he will have to change tickets.

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According to Timatic, the database used by Airlines:

Visa required, except for Holders of a valid visa issued by Australia, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand or USA to nationals of Pakistan residing in country of nationality holding confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 120 hours, arriving at and departing from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia. When transit time is longer than 8 hours it is permitted to leave the transit area if:

  • traveling to or returning from the country which issued the visa; and

  • traveling on a tour/package arranged by a company registered in the country which issued the visa

Transit between Main Terminal and KLIA2 is also permitted. When leaving the airport transit area, passports must be valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival.

In other words, the only way your colleague can change terminals is if he:

  • has a valid visa issued by Australia, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand or USA; and

  • is travelling to/from that country on a package tour.

So, he will unfortunately Need to change the tickets

  • when I click timatic, it doesn't say about national of Pakistan. I know the same result would be for Pakistani national. Still +1 – Ali Awan Nov 30 '16 at 16:30

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