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Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Visa Application Guide

マレーシアMM2Hビザ(ロングステイビザ)申請サポート

 2018/07/25     

 2022/06/17

※Click below for Sarawak Malaysia My Second Home (S-MM2H) Programme.

» Sarawak-Malaysia My Second Home (S-MM2H) Visa Application Guide

MM2H Visa is the recommended visa for Long Stay in Malaysia

Malaysia is a recommended place for retirement because it has a low cost of living, safe environment, high standard of medical and hot and humid whole year with almost no variability in the yearly temperature.

For long-term stay, a "passport" and "visa" are required. A visa is a proof that a person who wishes to travel (enter) the foreign country. A passport is a proof that a government will allow you to leave your country.

In Malaysia, a long-stay visa is required for long-stay, and a typical example is the MM2H Visa.

The following three are typical visas including the MM2H Visa.

MM2H Visa

MM2H Visa
(For Long Stay)

This visa should be obtained if you want to stay in Malaysia as a long stay after retirement (semi-retirement) or if you want to stay in Malaysia for a long term while leaving your home country.

Work Visa

Work Visa
 

If you are staying in Malaysia for work, you will get an Employment Pass. Spouses and children will also be issued a Dependent Pass visa.

Guardian visa comes with Student visa

Guardian visa
comes with Student visa

If your child will be staying for a long time for educational purposes, your child will get a student pass and a parent will be able to get the accompanying parental visa called guardian visa.

What is MM2H Visa?

MM2H is a short form of MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME.

MM2H is a long-term visa programme the government of Malaysia promotes for foreigners. On average, thousands application were approved each year before the programme was temporarily frozen in 2020. During freezing, the programme was reviewed and resumed with new operating procedures and application requirements.

MM2H allows you to stay for a maximum of 5 years by depositing a fixed amount of time deposit with a Malaysian bank and providing the proof of liquid assets and monthly off-shore income.

We (IKI LINKS (MM2H) SDN. BHD.) are the only official Japanese licensed MM2H Visa agent in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

We (IKI LINKS (MM2H) SDN. BHD.) are the only official Japanese licensed MM2H Visa agent in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

MM2H Visa Benefits

Malaysia is one of the most popular long stay destination in the world
due to its climate, people diversity and low cost of living.

  1. 5 years of Visa

    You are allowed to stay in Malaysia for up to 5 years.
    ※MM2H Visas are issued according to the remaining validity period of the applicant's passport, and will not be issued beyond that.
    However, for periods of less than 5 years, the passport will be issued after the renewal of the passport (for this reason, when applying for a visa, it is preferable that the passport has a longer validity period).
    ※From 2018, the validity of a tourist visa for parents is 6 months.

  2. Renewal after 5 years

    Visas can be renewed after 5 years if permitted by the Malaysian Immigration Service.

  3. Visa for family

    Spouses, dependents, and parents over the age of 60 can obtain a visa subject to the applicant's visa.

    ※Dependents are unmarried children under the age of 21 and children with handicap (no age restriction, doctor's certification required).

    ※The accompanying child will lose their visa status when they reach the age of 21. After that, you will choose one of the following:

    ①Apply your MM2H Visa independently ②Get a student visa (if you are a student) ③Get a work visa ②End your stay in Malaysia as an MM2H Visa in the form of departure

    ※The validity period of the issued visa will be the shorter from the main applicant's remaining validity of the passport or your own passport, whichever is shorter (it is preferable to match the remaining validity of the passport).
    For validity that less than 5 years, balance visa will be issued after the passport is renewed.

  4. Tax exemption for pensions

    Tax exemption on pensions remitted from other countries.

MM2H disadvantages

  1. Fixed Deposit Partial Withdrawal

    Participants are only allowed to withdraw partial of the Fixed Deposit from the second year limited to the expenses related to property purchase, medical expenses or children's education.

  2. Proof of financial for renewal

    After the expiry of 5 years, you may request for a renewal with your latest proof of financial.

  3. Visa management will be complicated if you obtain visa for family members

    The length of MM2H visa are issued based on the remaining validity period of your passport or the main applicant validity passport. Therefore, when you renew your passport, you will also need to extend your visa until you get the full duration of 5 years.
    If the remaining validity period of the passports of all the family members is different, the visa extension procedure will be required at each timing, which makes visa management complicated. (For the visa extension, you will need to travel to Malaysia). It is effective to match the validity period of the passport with each of family members.

MM2H Visa application requirements

You are eligible to apply if you can meet the below financial criteria.

【BEFORE】

Applicant Age Below 50 years old Above 50 years old
Liquid Assets RM500,000 or more RM350,000 or more
Monthly Income RM10,000 or more
Fix Deposit RM300,000 or more RM150,000 or more
able to set up a time deposit in Malaysia
No criminal record Must get a letter from your country's police department

【AFTER: From Oct 2021 onwards】

Applicant Age 35 - 49 years old Above 50 years old
Liquid Assets RM1,500,000 or more
Monthly Income RM40,000 or more
Fix Deposit RM1,000,000 or more
Additional RM50,000 is required per dependent.
RM1,000,000 or more
able to set up a time deposit in Malaysia
No criminal record Must get a letter from your country's police department
Length of Stay Required to stay at least 90 days (cumulative) a year in Malaysia
  • Time deposits can be made from the amount of the proof of liquid asset.
  • From 2nd year onward, you are allowed to partially withdraw your fixed deposit limited to house purchase, medical expenses and chidren's education purposes.

Documents required for MM2H Visa application

1. Passport copy (with personal details)
2. Declaration of liquid assets

Monthly proof of balance for 3 months issued by a bank or Internet banking and bank account balance statement (or account deposit certificate) is required. All months must be met the requirement.

※The proof of balance or deposit of your spouse is not accepted for a single application.

※Accounts (corporate accounts, etc.) other than the name of the applicant cannot be used as documentation.

※The proof of the only investment trusts is not accepted.

※Real estate is not recognized as a liquid assets.

※For a couple application, an account in the joint name of the spouse will be accepted, but an account in the name of the spouse alone will not be accepted.

3. Proof of monthly offshore income of RM40,000

Income from countries other than Malaysia, including income from the company, salary, pension (basic pension, employee pension, corporate pension approved by the government)

Salary slip or pension statement: Net income must be RM40,000 or more. It is necessary to submit the latest 3 months of a salary slip, pension statement etc.

A bank statement or bank passbook that shows the salary or pension transferred to your account is required.

Certificate of employment

※Dividend income and virtual currency will not be accepted.

4. Marriage certificate and birth certificate
※For couple and family applications.
5. Medical report
※To fill a designated medical checkup form (MF I Form) and certified by a doctor at your country.
6. Letter of Good Conduct from the Origin Country

MM2H Visa application and approval flow

STEP.1
Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact us through our website.

STEP.2
Payment

Payment

Let us know about when payment will be made.

STEP.3
Preparation of required documents

Preparation of required documents

The customer will prepare the necessary documents and email to us.

STEP.4
Documents verification

Documents verification

We will translate to English if necessary and will certify the documents.

STEP.5
Submission → Malaysian government review

Submission → Malaysian government review

The documents will be submitted online to the Malaysian government. After the submission, you will be required to make online advance payment of RM500 / person as processing fee. The review process will take approximately 90 business days.

STEP.6
Visit Malaysia

Conditional approval

Once conditionally approved, you will need to pay the followings.

  • Processing fee (Main applicant:RM5,000, Dependant:RM2,500 / person)
  • Visa fee (RM500 / year)
  • Security bond (depend on country of origin)
STEP.7
Enter Malaysia

Enter Malaysia

You need to enter Malaysia for the visa endorsement within 6 months after the Conditional Approval Letter is issued. You may need to pay for the Journey Performed Visa of RM500/person at this point. You will be required to open a fixed deposit account at any bank in Malaysia, go through a medical checkup and enroll for medical insurance. The minimum stay required is 3-4 business days.

Finish!
MM2H Visa endorsement

MM2H Visa endorsement

MM2H Visa sticker is endorsed in your passport by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

Our services & fee

1. Application Full Support
(Full support from application preparation to visa acquisition)
Service
contents
Document preparation support
Document verifitation
Bank account opening
Accompanying during MM2H Visa endorsement
Accompanying during medical checkup
Package

Individual: RM13,000

Couple: RM15,000

Child: Additional RM1,000 / person

  • Medical insurance fee (Around RM200~300 annually / person, depends on age and gender), Medical checkup fee, MM2H Visa fee (RM500/year), Processing fee (Main applicant: RM5,000, Dependant: RM2,500), Security bond, travel cost to Malaysia, and hotel expenses in Malaysia are not included.
  • Exclusive of document translation to English.
2. Consultancy and advisory service
(Providing information, expertise, and advice for application)
Service
contents
Consultation via email (no limit)
Consultation via Zoom meeting (1 hour / session, up to 5 sessions)
Package

RM5,000

  • We provide information and advice on document preparation, application procedures and visa acquisition. The applicant is responsible to complete all process on your own.

Other services related to MM2H Visa

(For those acquired before 2021)

  • MM2H Visa Extension (Renewed passport visa extension and submission to MM2H center): RM1,200
  • MM2H Visa Renewal (Renewal after the expiry of 10 years and submission to MM2H center): Main applicant: RM3,500, Accompanying family members: RM500 / person
  • MM2H Visa Termination (Application for termination, getting termination approval and termination of fix deposit): RM2,500
  • Withdrawal of MM2H fix Deposit (Application for withdrawal, with MM2H center and bank): RM1,200
  • Add on parents for MM2H application (After main applicant get approval): RM4,000

Why choose us?

Extensive Experience and Long Track Record

Extensive Experience and Long Track Record

We have an extensive experience and achievements in MM2H visa application support. So far, we have supported about 140 cases.
We also provide a one-stop service from application preparation to endorsement.
We will guide and support you from A to Z on the documentations for submission.

Reliable Value-Added Services

Reliable Value-Added Services

In the unlikely event that you change your mind, or your application has not approved by the Malaysian government, we offer a partial money-back guarantee depending on the application stage.
We are the only agency that accepts online consultation and carry out free online seminar. Therefore, we will support your before and after relocation to Malaysia.
* Refund rate
80% before submitting documents to immigration, 25% after submitted documents to immigration, 0% after visa approved

Consultation center for migrating to Malaysia

Consultation center for migrating to Malaysia

We have consultation desk that supports local life after obtaining an MM2H Visa. We provide on-site support for migrating procedures, such as introducing houses and children's school which is necessary for actually starting to live in Malaysia, help to get contract for mobile phones and internet, and also applying for a Malaysian driver's license. We are always available to discuss your migration life in Malaysia.

Consultation center for migrating to Malaysia

Center in Johor Bahru

FAQ

General information about MM2H visa

A. The total of your monthly income can be a combination of multiple income sources.

A. Yes. Your spouse and unmarried children below 21 years old can apply together. Main applicants can apply for his/her parents too, but after endorsement. Spouse parents are not allowed to be added.

A. Yes. Malaysian government has the right to reject your application.

A. The conditional approval letter will expire and you cannot obtain your MM2H visa. You will need to re-apply.

A. At least 3 days. The itinerary is as follows.
Day 1: Medical check-up, medical insurance application, fixed deposit account opening. We will keep your passport with us.
Day 2: We will go to immigration for endorsement.
Day 3: Return your passport with the MM2H visa endorsed.

A. No. You are required to apply medical insurance inside Malaysia for the 1st year only.

A. No. Working in Malaysia is prohibited.

A. Yes. You can setup a company but you are not allowed to work and receive income.

A. Yes. You can terminate your MM2H visa anytime.

Necessary documents

A. No. A payslip with company stamp will be needed. The amount displayed on the payslip must be same as stated in the bank statement.

A. No. All financial proof documents must be the latest 3 consecutive months.

A. Yes. Proof of working visa is required.

A. You can request from the embassy of your current living country.

A. No. You may ask your company to issue a payslip in English. Or, you need to send it to us for certified English translation in Malaysia.

A. Please send the original copy to us and we will do certified English translation in Malaysia.

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