Malaysia My Second Home Program


ABOUT MM2H PROGRAMME

Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme is promoted by the Government of Malaysia to allow foreigners who fulfill certain criteria, to stay in Malaysia for as long as possible on a multiple-entry social visit pass.

The Social Visit Pass is initially for a period of ten (10) years, and is renewable.

Eligibility

It is open to citizens of all countries recognised by Malaysia regardless of race, religion, gender or age. Applicants are allowed to bring their spouses and unmarried children below the age of 21 as dependants.

WHY CHOOSE MALAYSIA

Government Support

This programme is initiated, organised and launched by the Malaysian Government and is thus one that the Government will continuously seek to improve, to ensure its success.

Culture and Language

The Malay language (Bahasa Melayu) is the national language of the country; English is the second language but other languages can be freely used and practised. Similarly the Malay culture is dominant in the country because the Malays are the dominant race in Malaysia and in the region. But other cultures can be practiced very freely and there is a free intermingling of different cultures.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are expected to be financially capable of supporting themselves on this programme in Malaysia.

Upon application:
  • Applicants aged below 50 years are required to show proof of liquid assets worth a minimum of RM500,000 and offshore income of RM10,000 per month. For certified copy(s) of Current Account submitted as financial proof, applicants must provide the latest 3 months’ statement with each month’s credit balance of RM 500,000.
  • Applicants aged 50 and above may comply with the financial proof of RM350,000 in liquid assets and off shore income of RM10,000 per month. For certified copy(s) of Current Account submitted as financial proof, applicants must provide the latest 3 months’ statement with each month’s credit balance of RM 350,000. For those who have retired, they are required to show proof of receiving pension from government RM 10,000 per month.
  • Approved participant who has purchased and own property which was bought at RM1 million and above in Malaysia may state his/her intention in letter of application during submission to lower down basic fixed deposit requirement.

UPON APPROVAL

(A) Aged Below 50 years old
  • Open a fixed deposit account of RM300,000.00
  • After a period of one year, the participant can withdraw up to RM150,000.00 for approved expenses relating to house purchase, education for children in Malaysia and medical purposes.
  • Must maintain a minimum balance of RM150,000.00 from second year onwards and throughout stay in Malaysia under this programme.

Approved participant who has purchased and own property which was bought at RM1 million and above in Malaysia may state his/her intention in letter of application during submission to lower down basic fixed deposit requirement of RM300,000 to RM150,000 on condition that the property has been fully paid and ownership documents such as grant and land title have already been issued. This amount may not be withdrawn until the participant decides to terminate his participation in MM2H programme.

(B) Aged 50 years and above
  • Can either choose to: Open a fixed deposit account of RM150,000.00 ; OR Show proof of receiving pension from government RM10,000 per month
  • After a period of one year, participant who fulfills the fixed deposit criterion can withdraw up to RM50,000.00 for approved expenses relating to house purchase, education for children in Malaysia and medical purposes.
  • Participant must maintain a minimum balance of RM100,000.00 from the second year onwards and throughout his/her stay in Malaysia under this programme.

Approved participant who has purchased and own property which was bought at RM1 million and above in Malaysia may state his/her intention in letter of application during submission to lower down basic fixed deposit requirement of RM150,000 to RM 100,000 on condition that the property has been fully paid and ownership documents such as grant and land title have already been issued. This amount may not be withdrawn until the participant decides to terminate his participation in MM2H programme.

What is the minimum requirement for the property value?

Generally speaking, a minimum value of RM1,000,000 is applied to all kinds of property in every state. However, state authorities remain in power to amend the minimum value in the controlling states.

How can foreigners buy at a lower price?

Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme is a programme tailored to foreigners who wish to stay in Malaysia for a long period (10-year visa). A large number of foreigners who used to work in Malaysia have already applied for this programme for their retirement in Malaysia. Before making application, foreigners below 50 year-old are required to prepare a minimum of RM500,000 in Savings Account/ Current Account/ Fixed Deposit whereas those aged above 50 year-old need to have at least RM350,000 in similar accounts. Despite the relatively high requirement, one clear advantage is that MM2H gives foreigners access to property with lower value.

The table below shows the lowest value of property foreigners can buy with/ without MM2H.

StateWithout MM2HWith MM2H
SelangorRM2,000,000RM2,000,000 for Zone 1, 2.
RM1,000,000 for Zone 3
TerengganuRM1,000,000RM1,000,000
JohorRM1,000,000RM1,000,000
PahangRM1,000,000RM1,000,000
Kuala LumpurRM1,000,000RM1,000,000
PutrajayaRM1,000,000RM1,000,000
Negeri SembilanRM1,000,000RM1,000,000
PerlisRM1,000,000RM500,000
SabahRM1,000,000RM500,000
KelantanRM1,000,000RM500,000
MelakaRM1,000,000RM500,000
PenangRM2,000,000 on the island and RM1,000,000 on the mainlandRM500,000
(Minimum 2 units)
PerakRM1,000,000RM350,000
SarawakRM1,000,000RM350,000

RESIDENCE PASS-TALENT


Overview

The Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) is a 10-year renewable pass for highly qualified expatriates to continue to reside and work in Malaysia. Introduced in 2011, the RP-T also offers expatriates an attractive range of benefits, including the flexibility to change employers multiple times during the validity of the pass.

Malaysia recognises the value and contribution of foreign skilled talent to the country's economic development and understands the need for a robust workforce with the necessary skillsets to thrive in today's fast-moving economic landscape.

Notwithstanding the nation's priority to Malaysian talent, the Government also appreciates the complementary relevance of foreign talent to Malaysian talent. In the short run, foreign talent plays an important role in helping to address critical skills gaps. In the longer term, they blend well with Malaysian talent to provide greater diversity of our talent pool in line with Malaysia's aspirations to become an innovation-led economy.