and most European nationals do not
need visas for visits of less than three months. Visitors are usually
issued an extendable 30- or 60-day visa on arrival.
US Embassy in Malaysia
Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-248-9011 Fax: 603-242-2207
Mailing Address: APO AP 96535-5000
United States has Embassies in most countries in Asia. These
are headed by an U.S. Ambassador who is named by the President and
to the approval of the U.S. Senate. Typically Ambassador's are a
of career and non career government employees. All of these
to the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC. The State
has directed that development of trade and expansion of business are
responsibilities of each Ambassador and his Embassy. U.S.
can therefore be an ally in helping you learn more about the market in
country, research opportunities and act as a last resort in case of
that need political support.
Embassy in the USA
Embassy of Malaysia
2401 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 328-2700
Foreign embassies also view promotion of trade and investment as major
goals. You should contact the country's Embassy, particularly the
country's Commercial Counselor for help on researching your business
U.S. Foreign Commercial Offices
[see US Embassy for address]
Most U.S. Embassies have at least one representative and in many cases
a whole office that is sent to the target country by the U.S.
Department of Commerce. The goal of these offices is to increase
U.S. business with the target country. These offices can be
helpful in assisting you in researching opportunities in a target
Chamber of Commerce
American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.
11.03, Level 11, Amoda, 22 Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603 2482407 Fax: 603 2482540
Most countries in Asia have U.S. Chambers of Commerce made up of member
companies doing business in that country. Typically large
of Commerce have a hired staff person who acts as the Executive
Smaller Chambers may have only a volunteer staff. American
of Commerce often are good sources of information on the ease or
in doing business in the target country. Oftentimes they can
you to members who have detailed insight into set-up problems, the
of corruption in the host country or other challenges. Oftentimes
the target country will have its own chamber of commerce which is
to promote business and investment in their country. These
which represent the target country can also be helpful.