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Federal MM2H Visa
With 50,000 participants, the Federal MM2H is Malaysia's seminal Golden Visa.

The MM2H visa, the Malaysia My Second Home program, is the seminal long-term Golden Visa made available by Malaysia to everybody in the world, regardless of race or nationality. Any applicant able to meet the requirements has been and continues to be approved for the MM2H Visa, along with any and all the applicants' dependents.

A long-term multiple-entry social visit pass, MM2H is especially popular amongst retirees and semi-retirees the world over. This includes the countless so-called snowbirds from Canada. These MM2H second-homers indulge in their annual extended break by substituting the long frigid winter back in Canada with Malaysia's sunny skies, balmy temperatures and laid-back lifestyle.

The MM2H Visa is valid for an initial five years, after which it can be renewed by a further five years; provided all visa requirements are still met of course. At the end of the 10 year tenure, holders have the option to renew.

MM2H Matures

As interest and the number of active MM2H participants grew, the forward-looking Malaysia government realized the need for the visa to be more diversified, so at to more effectively meet the wants and needs of the different categories of MM2H participants.

Today, there's range of MM2H Visas, each with its own specific benefits and requirements and each tailored to its specific category of MM2H applicants.

The four different MM2H Visas are:

1. Federal MM2H (MM2H)
2. Premium MM2H   (PViP-MM2H)  
3. Sarawak MM2H (S-MM2H)
4. Sabah MM2H (SBH-MM2H)

In light of this diversification, it makes sense to take a closer look at each of the MM2H Visa types. Chances are, at least one is an ideal match for your particular circumstances and objectives.

Who is eligible for MM2H?

Everybody anywhere in the world can apply for MM2H, though minimum age for the main applicants is 35 years. Applications are approved once all requirements are met.

Additionally, once approved, you're free to bring your spouse, as well as your children, provided they're below the age of 21. If your parents are over the age of 60, they may also accompany you. And you're free to bring a domestic helper, as long as his or her age is between 25 and 45.

Interested in MM2H? The following links display a full MM2H overview specific for each particular country.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
         N. America
Canada, U.S.
Middle East
Iran, S. Arabia, UAE
Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Rep. Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam
Australia, N. Zealand

Your country not yet listed? Let us know in the form below. We'll include it in our next update.

Meanwhile, click here for a shortcut to the MM2H requirements for Malta citizens, or here for a list of the excellent MM2H benefits.

Alternatively, click here for a quick self-assessment to see if you're ready to live the good life in Malaysia.

Frequently Asked Questions (Click the + for the answers)

That used to be the case. However, since the start of 2024, all MM2H applications need to be submitted by a recognized MM2H agent. More details? Please submit the form at the bottom of this page.
No. The fixed deposit needs to be placed at a local bank.
Depending on the situation, after one or two years, the FD may be tapped into to the tune of 40-50% of the total FD sum, albeit solely for the purpose of housing, education or medical care.
Yes, with MM2H, you're free to buy a property. In fact, Malaysia is one of very few countries that allows foreigners, citizens from Malta included, to buy and own property outright, even freehold property. Sure, some terms and conditions apply, but that's fair enough. Use the form below if you'd like more details on this topic.
The medical includes tests for communicable diseases, including TB, HIV, Malaria and Hepatitis. Yes, all dependents need to undergo and pass the medical. The medical can take place at any certified medical institution, as long as it's in the same jurisdiction as the MM2H application in question. In some cases, applicants that have been denied insurance eligibility, for instance on the basis of their advanced age, can have the medical waived.
Choosing the right medical insurance ensures you're appropriately covered for any medical episodes that may be encountered. As there are several companies in Malaysia, local and international, offering suitable insurance services, we recommenddoing due diligence to whittle your options down to a couple of contenders. Use the form below to let us know if you could use some suggestions.
By default, employment is not permitted whilst in Malaysia. However, MM2H holders over 50 years of age can submit a request to work part-time. Typically, this request is approved.
It typically takes roughly three months for the visa application to be processed. There are exceptions, however, since the process may involve third-party entities, including authorities located overseas.
Offshore income, including general remittances, rental income and fixed income such as dividends, FD coupon payments, are all not taxable. Any capital appreciation, both offshore and local, is also not taxed. However, locally-derived employment income is taxable. Need more details? By all means let us know with the form below.
Yes. And yes, MM2H holders are eligible for bank loans of up to 80% of the value of the property. More details? Please submit the form at the bottom of this page.
You'll need to present a letter by your government/employer as well as 3/6 months' worth of banks statements that display the amounts in question.
Yes, a bond is payable by the MM2H applicant; the exact amount depends on the applicant's country of birth. More details? Go ahead and use the form at the bottom of this page.
Your kids need to be enrolled first, upon which you can apply for the relevant MM2H Visa.
Foreigners in Malaysia, citizens from Malta included, are permitted to buy land for residential purposes only.
Sure. As long as you ended up staying a minimum of 90 days for all of the calendar years of your MM2H Visa, you've met that requirement.
You can simply have your passport renewed, after which you'll be able to add the balance of your MM2H tenure at the immigration office of your MM2H's jurisdiction.
You can take your passport to the immigration office in your jurisdiction, along with all documents required, after which the renewal will be processed. More details? Please use the form below.
Your kids need to be enrolled first, upon which you can apply for the relevant MM2H Visa.
If you're application is on the basis of your kids' education, their school needs to be in the jurisdiction of the MM2H you're applying for.
Please provide documentation containing details of the medical condition in question, as verified by either a private or a government physician registered with the Malaysia Medical Council.
Yes, that's correct. Buying or renting a home is not a requirement for the Federal MM2H Visa. It may, however, be applicable for S-MM2H. For more details on this, click here.
MM2H is a risk-free program and it can be cancelled prematurely quite easily, after which any fixed deposit will be duly returned. The exact steps depend on the circumstances of the MM2H-holder, however. For the full process, please submit the form below.

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