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Sarawak MM2H Visa
Living the expat lifestyle in sunny Sarawak. S-MM2H offers it all, and more.

Sarawak in a Nutshell

Sarawak is a unique in Asia, in many ways quite unlike some of the more been-there-done-that tourist hotspots. Instead, Sarawak offers a refreshing dose of Asian authenticity. To select Sarawak as your home away from home in all likelihood implies that you enjoy the experience of the road less traveled.

Sarawak also offers an always welcoming spirit. And with a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural population, Sarawak boasts a rich tapestry of traditions.

The largest state in Malaysia, Sarawak is also one of the most sparsely populated. Its still untouched natural wonders, the mountains, rainforests, caves and coastline, make Sarawak a haven for those who relish immersing in a most pristine form of nature.

That said, Sarawak isn't shy about the comfortable lifestyle and considerable range of accommodation options it offers, from modest terraced housing to swanky condominiums to landed properties surrounded by enviable garden. Take your pick.

Sarawak's fair degree of autonomy from Putrajaya, its long history of political stability and forward-looking local government render it an open, dynamic and business-friendly economy, appealing to both local and foreign entrepreneurs.

Sarawak's favorable economic climate, along with its abundance of raw mostly still untapped potential are just two of the reasons listed by prior MM2H applicants who opted for Sarawak.

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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 30 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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