MM2H Application Procedures
Should I use an agent?
Applicants have the option of using an approved MM2H agent or submitting their application directly. Doing it yourself is an option for those who easily meet the requirements and do not mind finding their way around the various government departments. A common complaint is the frequent rule changes, which can make it harder for those making their own applications. Using an agent will make the process easier and avoid the need to place a cash security bond (the agent will sponsor you), but of course involves paying the agent their fee.
All agents have to be approved by the Ministry of Tourism. These can be identified by the initials (MM2H) in their company name.
We are an approved MM2H agent and can assist with your application
How Long Does It Takes?
The official time frame for approval (or decline) is 120 days after submission. However the MM2H department is currently facing a backlog and it is taking longer.
Applicants should expect to wait 6 to 8 months for approval.
At the end of 2018 the government decided to have all approved applications reviewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs in addition to the MM2H approving committee. This added to the approval time frame and seems to have caused the continuing backlog. In addition to reviewing all applications the Ministry tightened the criteria for all applicants which included excluding former employees of any security forces – e.g army, police etc
Applications can be submitted while the applicant is in Malaysia or from overseas. Once the committee reviews the documents and approves the application, they will issue a letter of ‘Conditional Approval’. At this time the applicant has six months to complete the remaining conditions (obtain medical insurance, complete the medical examination and open the fixed deposit) and collect the visa.
The following documents are required to complete the application process, some at the time of original submission and others after receiving the letter of conditional approval.
- Covering letter (see note below).
- Three copies of IM.12 Social Visit Pass. (You can download the form from this site).
- One copy of the Application Form MM2H plus 4 passport sized photographs (with a blue background) of applicant and spouse (if accompanied by spouse).
- Certified true copies (see note 3) of all pages of passport/travel document that contain an entry/exit stamp for the applicant and spouse (if relevant). This must include the particulars page and that page must be stamped as Certified True Copy.
- Certified true copy of every page of previous passport if your current passport is less than one year old (Note: only the page with personal particulars needs to be certified).
- Certified true copy of Marriage Certificate (if accompanied by spouse).
- Certified true copy of children’s birth certificate (if relevant).
- A current resume outlining employment history of primary applicant.
- Evidence of financial assets. For those 50 and above – RM 350,000 is required and for those below 50 – RM 500,000 is required in the form of bank statements or other financial documents.
- Evidence of regular monthly income. Minimum net offshore income of RM 10,000 per month has to be shown. They require seeing the most recent 3 month’s payslip or pension slip. If the income is from rentals, the tenancy agreement will be required and should have at least one year validity. In the case of interest or dividends from investments, the latest 6 month or 1 year statement has to be shown, which has the details of the amount invested and the interest or dividends received. You must also show the bank statement where the income is credited. If you are currently employed and using your salary as proof of income then your net salary must exceed RM10,000. You cannot add other income from other sources to reach the RM10,000 but you may combine your salary with your wife’s salary to reach the RM10,000, although certain rules apply.
- Medical report of applicant – Form RB 1. .
This can be a self-declaration initially but after the conditional approval letter is issued, it must be signed off by a doctor in Malaysia.
- Letter of Good Conduct (LOGC) by a government agency where you currently live (if you have lived there several years) or your home country (usually the Police Department). The original has to be submitted and it is only required for the main applicant. An LOGC from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malaysia is not acceptable. There are special rules for LOGCs from Hong Kong and Singapore
- Authorization letter from applicant to Malaysia My Second Home Centre authorising them to verify the financial documents with the relevant financial institutions.
- Job and Salary verification letter, this is required to be filled in and signed.
Note: Applicants who sign up with our approved MM2H agency (Borneo Vision Sdn Bhd) will receive a full set of forms and help completing them all, including samples where appropriate
If you have other questions about MM2H or would like us to be your agent, please contact us through our free Help Desk.
Our company Borneo Vision (MM2H) Sdn Bhd is an approved agent for the programme. We can submit your application without you being here. You only need to come to Malaysia when it is approved. Check out “Six reasons to use us as your agent”.