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 Minisrty 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 RM100 a year.
J. A. Davison
CEO TEG Media
Borneo Vision (MM2H) Sdn Bhd