Malaysia

Residency By Investment

RM300,000

MM2H Visa

Mobility

169

Visa Free Travel

Malaysia Investment Immigration Programs Overview

Under the Malaysia My Second Home, also known as MM2H, applicants and their families can live or retire on a long-term basis in Malaysia. Applicants who meet requirements will get a renewable 5-year multiple entry visa. Successful applicants are required to stay for at least 90 days per year in the country.

Applicants can also bring along a domestic helper. Children under the age of 21 are allowed to accompany the applicant in Malaysia. Parents of the main applicant can join the applicant as dependents as well.  

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

While Malaysia does not offer a CBI program and the MM2H visa does not lead to permanent residence, families can live and retire in Malaysia for as long as they wish.

HOW TO APPLY:

The Malaysian Immigration Department processes applicants and is responsible for issuing a conditional approval letter to approved applicants starting from October 2021. The MM2H program requires applicants to show proof of their assets and offshore income of at least RM40,000 (around $9,500) per month. 

Applicants must place a fixed deposit in a bank account in Malaysia in return for a 5-year residence visa – at least RM1 million (around $240,000); applicants who are between 35 and 49 years of age would now need to have an additional RM50,000 (around $11,812) in their fixed savings account for each dependent such as a spouse or children or parents-in-law. 

They would also have to show liquid assets worth at least RM1.5 million (around $354,359).

MOBILITY:

Malaysian citizens have visa free access to 169 countries.

COUNTRY:

With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. Malaysia has a strong economy, developed infrastructure, educated workforce and is a politically stable country. Malaysia has the third largest economy in the region. The country’s industrial sector has fueled Malaysia’s growth. Malaysia is also a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Citizenship By Investment

While Malaysia does not offer a CBI program and the MM2H visa does not lead to permanent residence, families can live and retire in Malaysia for as long as they wish.

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Residency By Investment

The MMH2 program is open to foreigners, particularly professionals between 35 and 49 years of age, and retirees who are above 50. 

Apart from expected conditions like no prior criminal records and good recommendation letters, successful applicants would now also be required to stay for at least 90 days per year in the country.
They would now need to have an offshore income of at least RM40,000 (around $9,500) per month; an amount that previously was RM10,000 (around $2,362).

The fixed savings account threshold too has increased to at least RM1 million (around $240,000), 50% of which could be used for buying property, or spending on health and education purposes. The previous threshold for this used to be between RM150,000 (around $35,436) and RM300,000 (around $70,871), depending on whether you were aged above 50 or below.

Moreover, the government has decided that applicants who are between 35 and 49 years of age would now need to have an additional RM50,000 (around $11,812) in their fixed savings account for each dependent such as a spouse or children or parents-in-law.

Applicants would now also have to show liquid assets worth at least RM1.5 million (around $354,359); the previous threshold for this used to be between RM350,000 (around $82,684) and RM500,000 (around $118,120), depending on whether you were aged above 50 or below.
 
Administrative fee costs have also gone up. An applicant is now required to pay RM500 (around $118) as an initial fee as well as a new processing fee of RM5,000 (around $1180) for the main applicant and RM2,500 (around $590) for each dependent per year. Previously, this cost would come to overall total of just RM90 ($21).

The MMH2 visa would now also have to renew every five years instead of the previous 10 years.

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