Malaysia My Second Home



Malaysia My Second Home

The Malaysia My Second Home Programmed ( MM2H) is a campaign run by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism to allow foreigners who fulfil certain criteria to reside in Malaysia on a long term basis. Successful applicants will be granted a 10 year Social Visit Pass with a multiple entry visa which is renewable for a period of 5-10 years depending on the validity of the applicant’s passport.

The programmed is open to citizens of all countries recognized by Malaysia (except Israel, Montenegro and Yugoslavia) regardless of race, religion, gender or age. Successful applicants may bring in their spouses and unmarried children below the age of 21 as dependents.

To find out more about the criteria for the Sarawak MM2H programmed please click  here.

Although the MM2H programmed is available across Malaysia, there are several significant differences in the application criteria, restrictions and incentives for the Sarawak version of the programme compared to the rest of Malaysia.

Differences in MM2H Programed between Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia
Application
Sarawak Peninsular Malaysia

1.

An applicant must be 50 years of age or over.

Applicants who are 30 years old and above may apply if there is evidence that they have children pursuing further education or undergoing long term medical treatment in Sarawak.


There is no age restriction on applicants

2.

Applicants must show proof of monthly off shore income /pension funds of RM10,000 for married couples or RM7,000 for single applicants;

OR

Open a fixed deposit account of RM150, 000 in a bank or financial institution for married couples or RM100, 000.00 for a single applicant.

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.

AND

Maintain a fixed deposit account of RM300,000 after approval

Applicants aged 50 and above must show proof of liquid assets worth RM350, 000 and off shore income of RM10, 000 per month.  Retirees are required to show proof of pension of RM 10,000 per month.

OR

Open a fixed deposit account of RM150,000 after approval

3.

An applicant must be sponsored by a Malaysian originating from Sarawak or a Sarawak Permanent Resident.

The use of agents and middle men is prohibited.

An applicant must be sponsored by a Malaysian.

A middle man or agent may act as the sponsor.
Residence

4.

The visa issued to Participants of the MM2H Sarawak programmed allows the participant to reside anywhere in Malaysia.


The visa issued to Participants of the MM2H programmed allows the participant to reside anywhere in Malaysia except Sarawak.

5.

MM2H Participants may buy residential properties in Sarawak worth no less that RM300, 000 at designated areas in Sarawak.


Participants may buy residential properties in Malaysia worth no less than the minimum price set for foreigners by each state.

The minimum price for most states is RM500, 000- RM1,000,000.

6.

Participants who choose to open a fixed deposit account may withdraw up to RM90, 000 (couple) or RM40, 000 (single) for approved expenses relating to the purchase of a house, car, and education of children or for medical purposes. From the second year on participants must maintain a minimum Fixed Deposit balance of RM60, 000.

Participants may withdraw part of the required Fixed Deposit from the second year onwards (RM50, 000 for those aged 50 years and above) / (RM150, 000 for those aged below 50 years) for approved expenses related to house purchase, education for children and medical purposes. They must maintain a fixed deposit balance of RM100, 000 (50 and above) / RM150, 000 (below 50) until termination of the MM2H Programed.

For more information on Sarawak’s MM2H Programme including the application process and related documents you can visit the Ministry of Sarawak Tourism Website.