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Malaysia My Second Home.

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Andy Davison, CEO of TEG Media shares news and other updates about recent developments in Malaysia especially those affecting people with MM2H visas.

Hello There,

The Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) visa has proved very popular with many people. Malaysia is a very attractive country to reside and our research among participants in the programme, have consistently shown that people who relocated here with visa are very happy with their decision. Many plan to spend the rest of their lives here.

During the last few years, the visa programme has been through something of an upheaval as the visa was suspended during the Covid pandemic, and then in 2021 new terms and conditions for the visa were introduced which made many potential applicants ineligible. Those changes have been widely criticised in the Malaysian media and the current government stated they would make the application process easier.

In December 2023 the new rules were announced. Some of the revised conditions are not entirely clear and we will be updating this website as we obtain more clarification.
They have stated that in the future all applicants are required to use an approved agent and they are in the process of reviewing all agents to weed out those they are not happy with.

If you have any questions please use our help desk but if you wish to be updated throughout the year you can subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for just RM125 a year.

Kind regards,

J. A. Davison 
CEO TEG Media 
Borneo Vision (MM2H) Sdn Bhd 

Hello There,

The Malaysia My Second Home programme has been through some major changes. Applications for the visa were suspended for over a year during the Covid 19 pandemic.  The official reason, given by the Ministry Of Tourism who used to run the programme was that they were reviewing it..

To the surprise of many people, when it reopened the government decided to make major changes. According to the Minister of Home affairs who has responsibility for the visa, which is now under the control of the immigration department, they want to attract ‘quality’ applicants and they felt the best way to do this was to significantly raise the entry requirements. 

Many people are still trying to persuade the government to relax the rules but so far, they have not shown any inclination to do so. 

The minimum monthly income required was raised from RM10,000 a month to RM40,000 and there was a major increase in the required Fixed Deposit to RM1 million. 

As a result, some people are applying for the Sarawak MM2H visa which has much more attractive terms. Currently, you can live in west Malaysia with that visa although some people think that may not be permitted in the future. An increasing number of people are looking at moving to Sarawak which is a very attractive state and has most of the facilities available on the mainland.

We are in the process of updating this website to reflect all the new rules but if you wish to apply for either the national visa or the Sarawak version, we would be happy to assist 

If you have any questions, then please use our Help Desk (it’s free) and if you wish to be updated about any changes you can subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for just RM125 a year. 

Kind regards, 

J. A. Davison 
CEO TEG Media 
Borneo Vision (MM2H) Sdn Bhd 

Six Reasons To Choose Us
as Your Agent.

We have been helping people apply for the visa for over 15 years. We would be happy to help you apply for a visa. Here are a few reasons why you might want to choose us.

We have been helping people apply for the visa for over 15 years. We would be happy to help you apply for a visa. Here are a few reasons why you might want to choose us.
1 . Our other businesses primarily focus on the expat community through websites, publications and events so we have a better understanding of your needs.

2. Our owner, Andy Davison, is a long term expat, over 25 years in Malaysia and was given unsolicited Permanent Residency by the government in 2010. He has a good understanding of some of the issues facing applicants.

3. We advise you if you are eligible at no charge and we have obtained approval for 98% of our clients.

4. The government has requested our input into the MM2H programme giving us a very strong understanding of what’s required to get you approved. We can assure you we are up to date with all the latest changes.

5. We do not pretend to be the cheapest agent in town but we are far from the most expensive and as you will know you often ‘get what you paid for’.

6. Our magazine The Expat (launched in 1996) is the longest running magazine for resident expats. If you move here we will give you a FREE one year subscription and a FREE copy of our Expat Welcome Guide (over 100 pages of information about living here)

MM2Hers Say.

A survey conducted by TEG Media in 2019 revealed that there is a high level of satisfaction among those people who have moved to Malaysia under the MM2H programme.

The majority of people approved for an MM2H visa do not actually relocate to Malaysia. There are various reasons people join the programme which does not always include relocating here. Some apply because their country is only eligible for short stay visas, others come from countries which are unstable and they want the comfort of having another country to move to, if the need arises. Yet others simply apply so their children can attend the schools here.

It is not known how many of the 45,000 applications, which have been approved to date, have resulted in people relocating here, but it is thought it is somewhere between 10% and 20%

The survey TEG Media conducted in 2019 was among those that live here all, or most, of the time. People from 31 countries responded to the survey and it provides a useful insight into their activities and their feelings about Malaysia and the MM2H programme.

Clients of our MM2H agency (Borneo Vision (MM2H) Sdn Bhd) can receive a free copy of the survey. If you would like to read the survey now, then you can pay here (US$25) and the full amount will be deducted when you become a client.

MM2H Requirements.

Latest rules as at December 2023

The Ministry of Tourism has announced that in future there will be three tiers.

Silver which requires a fixed deposit of RM500,000 and comes with a renewable 5 year visa.

Gold which requires a fixed deposit of RM2,000,000 and comes with a 15 years visa (which would be issued with a three, five year visa

Platinum which requires a RM5,000,000 fixed deposit and includes eligibility for Permanent Residency

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We usually reply within 2 working days but due to public holidays it may take a little longer. If you have not heard back from us within that time frame please feel free to send a follow up email to

Our MM2H agency is part of a niche media company called TEG Media. This company has expanded over the years into a leading media company providing information about Malaysia to the international community and like-minded Malaysians.

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