Holidays and Closures


The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur observes both U.S. and Malaysian holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Malaysian holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy Dates of Closure

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2021
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Friday New Year's Day U.S.
January 18 Monday Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S.
January 28 Thursday Thaipusam Malaysian
February 1 Monday Federal Territory Day Malaysian
February 12 & 13 Friday & Saturday Chinese New Year Malaysian
February 15 Monday President’s Day U.S.
May 1 Saturday Labor/Workers Day Malaysian
May 13 & 14** Thursday & Friday Hari Raya Puasa Malaysian
May 26 Wednesday Wesak Day Malaysian
May 31 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 7 Monday King's Birthday Malaysian
July 5 Monday Independence Day (observance) U.S.
July 20** Tuesday Hari Raya Haji Malaysian
August 31 Tuesday National Day Malaysian
September 6 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 16 Thursday Malaysia Day Malaysian
October 11 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 4** Thursday Deepavali Malaysian
November 11 Thursday Veterans Day U.S.
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 24 Friday Christmas Day (observance) U.S.
December 31* Friday New Year's Day (observance) U.S.

** Subject to change

* January 1, 2021 falls on a Saturday (5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)