Malaysian film work permits must be applied for through a FINAS licenced company or approved government agency. Work permits can take up to 8 weeks to process but this can be expedited in some circumstances. Additional permits are required if filming in Malaysian Borneo. National Parks also require additional permits.
Crew travelling on Western passports that enter as tourists can stay visa-free for up to 90 days.
The eastern states of Sabah and Sarawak (on the island of Borneo) have special entry requirements.