Being a beautiful island with good weather and great food, Penang has been voted as one of the most liveable cities in Asia and the state with the most foreigners in Malaysia.

Whether you are a local needing to get your visas done or foreigner who needs to get your Schengen visa to visit Europe or to meet an embassy or consulate of a country, you do not necessarily need to go to Kuala Lumpur. You can met them in Penang.  Many foreigners who live in Thailand also come to Penang for their visa runs. However, please do call them to confirm the nature of the services provided.

The countries with their embassies or consulates in Penang are Germany, Australia, Britain (United Kingdom), Japan, Indonesia, Denmark, Thailand, Austria, Canada and Finland.
Below is the list of their contacts. Do let me know if you know of any embassy or consulate in Penang that is not listed here so I can add it to the list. Thanks.

German Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
P.K.T., Managing Director, OE Design Sdn. Bhd.
Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone 3
11900 Penang
Malaysia
Tel: (+60) 4 647 1288
Fax: (+60) 4 647 2120
Honorary Consul Herbert Anton Weiler, P.K.T

Australian Consulate in Penang
1-C Lorong Hutton, 10050 Penang
Tel: +60 4 263 3320
Fax: +60 4 263 3320
Email: Public-Affairs-KLPR@dfat.gov.au
Web site: http://www.malaysia.embassy.gov.au

British Honorary Consulate in Penang
Tel: (60) (4) 227 5336 (Rob Hawkins)
Fax: (60) (4) 227 2336
Email: robh@tm.net.my
Web site http://ukinmalaysia.fco.gov.uk/en/

Consulate General of Japan
Level 28, Menara BHL,
No. 51 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang
Tel: (604) 226-3030
Fax: (604) 226-1030

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia Penang,
467, Burma Road
Penang 10350
Tel. 04-2274686; 04-2267412; 04-2274955
email: admportal.penang@deplu.go.id
web sites: http://www.deplu.go.id/penang/Pages/default.aspx?l=en
The consulate is located next to Penang Adventist Hospital
Working hours:
09.30-16.30 (Monday-Friday)
Saturday, Sunday and Official Holidays Closed
It is closed on Indonesia Public Holiday, Malaysia Public Holiday and Penang Public Holidays. Please check it on the website.

Royal Danish Consulate in Penang
2nd Floor, Standard Chartered Bank Chambers
2 Lebuh Pantai, 10300 Penang
Tel: +604-262 4886
Fax: +604-261 4963

Thai Consulate General in Penang
1 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
10350 Penang
Tel. (60-4) 2268029, 2269484
Fax:(60-4) 2263121
E-mail : thaipg@tm.net.my
web site: http://www.mfa.go.th/web/2792.php?depid=222
Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9.00-12.00 hrs | 14.00-16.30 hrs
From 1st of June 2008, The Royal Thai Consulate will accept Visa Application from 9.00 – 11.00 am. It is closed on Thai Public Holiday, Malaysia Public Holiday and Penang Public Holidays. Please check it on the website.

Austria Honorary Consulate
19, Halaman Bukit Gambir 2
11700 Gelugor, Penang
Malaysia
Tel: +60.4.656.8525
Fax: +60.4.659.8525
Email austrianconsulate@carmelita.com.my
Hours Monday: 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00, Tuesday: 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00, Wednesday: 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00, Thursday: 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00, Friday: 09.00-12.00, 14.30-17.00

Canadian Honorary Consulate
Honorary Consul Tan Yew Thong
Address 3007 Tingkat Perusahaan 5
Prai Industrial Park
13600 Prai, Penang
Malaysia
Tel: (04) 389.3300
Fax: +60.4.389.2300

Finnish Honorary Consulate
Honorary Consul Mr. Kim Seng Poh
Address c/o MS Elevators Engineering Sdn. Bnd.
8th floor, Wisma Penang Garden
42 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
10050 Penang
Malaysia
Tel: +60.4.229.4300
Fax: +60.4.227.4533