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Hi 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 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. 

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.

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)

What 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

Do You Qualify? The Basic Financial Requirements.

The following is the required monthly income; required liquid assets (cash in the bank) when applying and the Fixed Deposit to be made after approval.

If any dependents are applying with the main applicant, then the Fixed deposit must be increased by RM50,000 per dependent. You can withdraw up to RM500,000 from your fixed deposit account after one year if you have paid, for a house, car, medical expenses or education in Malaysia.

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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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