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




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S-MM2H Programme Overview

Sarawak is the biggest state in Malaysia, which is located on Borneo Island. The north part of Borneo Island is also called East Malaysia. Sarawak has a total land area of 124,449.5km2 and population of 2.82 million.

Sarawak is a self-government state in Malaysia. Sarawak controls its border even against Malaysian nationality.

You will need to take a flight to travel from peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak.

You can fly to Sarawak using the following air routes:

  • - From Kuala Lumpur : 1 hour 45 minutes by domestic flight
  • - From Singapore : 1 hour 30 minutes by international flight

The capital city, Kuching, is the largest city in Sarawak and is known is the “City of Cats” and the city satisfies its name in every sense by fully embracing cat culture.

The S-MM2H is a Sawarak self-government supported programme that allows foreigners who fulfill certain criteria to stay in Sarawak with a multiple-entry social visit pass. It is different from the popular MM2H programme introduced by the central government of Malaysia.

However, when the central government of Malaysia freezed the MM2H programme in July 2020, the S-MM2H programme attract attention because new application are still accepted in Sarawak.

Both S-MM2H and MM2H visa is the same long term visit pass to realize your long stay in Malaysia. But there are slightly difference in the application process and terms and conditions.

Kuching Sarawak

S-MM2H incentives and benefits

  1. Friendly requirement for applicants above 50 years old

    To show proof of financial capability by either liquid asset or monthly offshore income.

  2. Allowed to stay anywhere in Malaysia

    Allowed to stay not only in Sarawak, but also anywhere in Malaysia.
    (MM2H visa allows you to stay anywhere in Malaysia except Sarawak.)

  3. Fast approval

    From submission of documents to approval take about 2 - 3 months only.

Who can apply?

Those who fulfill the following requirements are eligible to apply S-MM2H visa. The requirements depend on applicant’s age.

Age 30 – 39 years old 40 – 49 years old 50 years old and above
Requirements To fulfill either below
1. Having children (below 18 years old) who are pursuing further education in Sarawak
2. Undergoing long term medical treatment in Sarawak
To fulfill either below
1. Having children (below 18 years old) who are pursuing further education in Sarawak
2. Undergoing long term medical treatment in Sarawak
3. Investing in real estate specifically for residential purpose with a total amount at least RM600,000
Proof of Financial Capability Individual : RM150,000 / Couple : RM300,000
Monthly Offshore Income Individual : RM7,000 / Couple : RM10,000
*Pension Funds can be accepted.
Fixed Deposit Opening a Fixed Deposit account with any local bank in Sarawak
Individual : RM150,000 / Couple : RM300,000
No Criminal Record Letter of Good Conduct (LOGC) from your living country authorities
Length of Stay Required to stay at least 15 days every year in Sarawak for extension and renewal of S-MM2H Visa
  • If you can fulfill both proof of financial capability and monthly offshore income, the more possibility that your application will be approved.
  • One year after the S-MM2H Visa is acquired, a part of the time deposit can be withdrawn for the purchase of real estate, purchase of a car, medical expenses and children's education (must be education institutions in Sarawak). You will be required to maintain a minimum balance of RM90,000 (Individual) / RM180,000 (Couple).

Comparison with MM2H programme

Terms and conditions for applicant below 50 years old

S-MM2H require applicant to invest in real estate in Sarawak, while MM2H only require proof of liquid assets.

Period of expiry and renewal terms and conditions

Maximum period of S-MM2H Social Visit Pass is 5 years only and you may request for a renewal for another 5 years provided that you stayed at least 15 days a year in Sarawak. MM2H maximum period of Social Visit Pass is 10 years and the renewal does not require any minimum stay.

Working is prohibited

S-MM2H pass holder is not allowed to work in Malaysia. MM2H pass holder is allowed to work under certain terms and conditions.

Comparison with MM2H programme

New application documents

1. S-MM2H Application Form
2. Social Visit Pass Application Form
3. Copy of Passport (Certified True Copy)
Need copy of old passport if less than 1 year after renewal.
4. Passport Size Color Photo (3.5cm x 5.0cm) ・・・5 pcs
5. Proof of Financial Capability
- Fixed deposit certificate or latest 3 months bank statement
- Refer to WHO CAN APPLY to know which document is necessary.
6. Letter of Good Conduct from the Origin Country
7. Marriage Certificate (if accompanied by spouse)
8. Birth Certificate (if accompanied by children/adopted children/step children)

S-MM2H application process

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Application documents preparation

Application documents preparation

Email the application documents to us.

Documents verification

Documents verification

Translation to English if necessary.

Submission - Fly to Malaysia (1st time)

Submission - Fly to Malaysia (1st time)

Main applicant only. Bring original documents. Get medical check-up at local clinic, open a fix deposit account, certified true copy the Passport. Minimum 3 days of stay is required.

Waiting approval

Waiting approval

The Sarawak government will issue approval letter within 2 - 3 months.

Approval - Fly to Malaysia (2nd time)

Approval - Fly to Malaysia (2nd time)

All applicants need to come to Malaysia. Apply medical insurance and receive visa sticker in your passport. Minimum 1 day of stay is required.

Our support & fees

Documentation verification
Bank account opening
Translation of documents
Accompany support for visa issuance
Accompany support for medical checkup
Package RM15,000
- Exclusive of medical insurance premium, medical checkup fee (approx. RM300), certified true copy the Passport (approx. RM300) and visa fee (RM90/year)
- Inclusive of document translation to English fee (maximum 10 pages)
- Fee for spouse is inclusive but subject to RM500/child if accompanied by children

<Refund Policy>

  • In the event that you cancel your application, we will refund subject to the following conditions.
    Before submission: 80%, After submission: 25%, After approval: 0%

Enquiry about S-MM2H Visa

We have partnered with a Sarawakian agency to help you apply for and obtain an S-MM2H Visa.
If you consider obtaining an S-MM2H Visa as one of the options for a Malaysian long-term stay visa, please feel free to contact us.

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