mm2h

malayia my second home

A long term residency program to stay in Malaysia

what mm2h?

The Malaysia My Second Home Programme offers non-Malaysians a ten year renewable visa and various other privileges, which are explained in this website. So far over 30,000 people have been approved and it is generating a lot of interest. The programme is primarily attracting people who wish to retire in Malaysia or spend extended periods here.

This website details the reasons people tell us they enjoy living in Malaysia, which includes the low cost of living, developed infrastructure, friendly Malaysians, attractive tourist destinations and general quality of life. For those with children, there are some excellent international schools.

Why Malaysia My Second Home?

Besides the year-round warm sunny climate, Malaysia can boast of an affordable cost of living, accessible health care and good infrastructure

Why Apply Through Us?

We have a 99.9% Approval & 100% Satisfaction rating to make sure success for all applicants. Helping you plan for tomorrow, Today.

Our MM2H Licence

Malaysia My Second Home Program is an initiative promoted and supported by the Government of Malaysia.

Why Malaysia My Second Home?

Malaysia My Second Home Program

Malaysia is a beautiful country that’s fast becoming one of the most fascinating second homes in South East Asia! It can offer an ideal difference in almost all aspects of your life – a peaceful residential haven, a fertile investment climate, diverse culture, harmony, safety, with natural and man-made wonders, and unmatched scope for progress.

Our Services & Benefits

Advice

Advising on application requirements.

Assistance

Assist with preparation of submission, meeting the programme ‘conditions’, other requirements related to move.

Authorization

Making certified true copies as required.

Translation

Arranging for translations (if required).

Sponsorship

Acting as the official sponsor.

Submission

Submitting the application.

mm2h requirements

The MM2H programme is open to all countries recognised by Malaysia but the programme has numerous requirements. These requirements include a minimum monthly income, minimum liquid assets, a fixed deposit, plus various other rules.

Applicants are required to show they have sufficient financial resources to live in Malaysia without seeking employment or other assistance from the government.

Applicants under 50 are required to show liquid assets above RM500,000 and a monthly income of over RM10,000 (equivalent).

Applicants over 50 have to show liquid assets over RM350,000,and a monthly income over RM10,000.

Acceptable liquid assets for people over 50 include cash in the bank, bonds and securities.

All applicants have to make a Fixed Deposit based on their age, as follows:

i) MM2H Applicants aged below 50 years old:

  • Must place a Fixed Deposit in a bank account in Malaysia of RM300,000
  • Can withdraw up to RM150,000 for the purchase of house, medical insurance or children’s education expenses after the deposit has been placed for one year
  • Applicants can use their car purchase grant to withdraw part of their Fixed Deposit after two years.
  • Must maintain a minimum balance of RM150,000 from second year onwards and throughout stay in Malaysia under this programme.


ii) MM2H Applicants aged 50 years and above:

  • Must place a Fixed Deposit in a bank account in Malaysia of RM150,000
  • Can withdraw up to RM50,000 of the fixed deposit after one year to purchase of house, medical insurance or children’s education expenses.
  • Applicants can use their car purchase grant to withdraw part of their Fixed Deposit after two years.
  • Must maintain a minimum balance of RM100,000 throughout their stay in Malaysia under this programme.

MM2H visa holders aged 50 years old and above can work for up to 20 hours a week. This is applicable to visa holders who have specialised skills in certain approved sectors. We are advised the decision on whether to approve part time work is based on the approving committee view on whether a Malaysian could do the job.MM2Hers are permitted to set up and invest in businesses in Malaysia. They will be subject to the same regulations as other foreign investors but will not be permitted to become actively involved in the day to day running of the business. If they wish to do this they must switch their visa to a work permit.

All applicants require a Malaysian sponsor to support their application. In addition they will be required to place a Personal Bond of up to RM2000 before the visa will be issued. If the applicant uses an agent then the agent will become the sponsor and the agent is also required to place the Personal Bond for the applicant.

Applicants and their dependants must possess a medical insurance coverage from any insurance company that is valid in Malaysia. This may be waived for older applicants who are denied coverage because of their age. All applicants and their dependants are required to have a medical examination from any private hospital or registered clinic in Malaysia. Both these conditions are met after the letter of “conditional approval” is issued

Applicants are allowed to bring along their dependants (children below 21 years of age, step children, disabled children, and parents) under their MM2H visa. Older dependent children will have to get a separate visa. Dependants attending school in Malaysia are also required to apply for a Student Pass which allows them to continue their education in schools or Institutions of Higher Learning recognised by the government.

Each participant is allowed to purchase an unlimited number of residences above the minimal applicable price set for foreigners buying property in the State where they make the purchase. In most cases the minimum price is RM1,000,000 although some States, like Penang, have lower minimums for Mm2H visa holders. All purchases must be approved by the State authorities. Certain types of property cannot be purchased by foreigners e.g. those on ‘Malay Reserve’ land.

Successful applicants are subject to Malaysian taxes on income sourced from Malaysia but income from overseas is not taxable. Even when foreign income (for example, a pension) is taxed at source by the overseas country they will stop this, once evidence is shown that the person is resident in Malaysia.

Approvals are given subject to security vetting clearance conducted by the Royal Malaysian Police. Applicants will also have to show a police clearance certificate (letter of Good Conduct) from their home country to show they do not have a criminal record.

Successful applicants are not permitted to participate in activities that can be considered as sensitive to the local people like political or missionary activities.

Interviews With MM2Hers

This month, we interviewed Dean and Simonetta Smith who are happily settled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, under the MM2H programme. Dean, who hails from the UK and Simonetta, who is of Italian-Mexican descent, chose Malaysia as their home-away-from-home because of the low cost of living and warm, tropical climate...
To us he is Mr Green but that’s not actually his real name. It would’ve been cooler if it was. Matthias Gelber is saving the planet one tree at a time. Having recently won the award for the Greenest Person on the Planet, the 41-year-old German has been making headlines all across the country. Matthias came in ahead of the 600 other...
Dick Sluijmers and Ineke Hertogh live in Sabah but a quiet retirement is not on the cards for them, this Dutch couple’s membership of the local 4×4 club ensures that’s simply out of the question! The Expat: How long have you lived in Malaysia under the Malaysia My Second Home programme? Dick: We’ve been living here in...

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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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EMILY TANG 鄧 詩 樺
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