My Second Home


To allow people from all over the world, who fulfilled certain criteria, to stay in Malaysia as long as possible on a social visit pass with multiple entry visa.  The Social Visit Pass is initially for a period of 5 years and renewable.

Malaysia My Second Home Programme


Who Are Eligible To Apply

  1. It is open to all citizens of countries recognized by Malaysia regardless of race, religion, gender or age.

  2. The applicant must prove a minimum fixed deposit of RM150.00.00 with any Malaysian financial institution and have a monthly offshore income equivalent to at least RM7,000.00 if single or RM10,000.00 if with spouse. But if applicant is above 50 years old, he has only to prove either a fixed deposit of the same amount or a monthly income as stated.


Other Condition

  1. Having a reputable sponsor can be a help.  However, this condition is not required if the financial background and status of the applicant satisfies the Processing Officer.

  2. To have a medical report from any recognized hospital.

  3. A medical health insurance valid in Malaysia.

  4. The successful applicant cannot seek gainful employment in Malaysia unless he possesses special expertise and obtains the permission of the Malaysia government.


Malaysia My Second Home Programme


Why Malaysia

  1. Governmental Support : This program is initiated, organized and launch by the Malaysian Government.  It is, therefore, a program, that the Government will continuously work to ensure its success.

  2. Standard Of Living : Malaysia has one of the highest standards of living in the region with all the modern infrastructure and facilities in place.

  3. Cost Of Living : Cost of living is one of the lowest in Asia and will remain so for a very long time.  This is achieved through the Government's efficient monitoring of the economy in ensuring that inflation is kept low at all times and thereby also the prices of goods and services.

  4. Weather : The weather is pleasant, warm and balmy with moderate rain throughout the year.  There are also highland residential areas and resorts with permanent spring-like weather throughout the country.

  5. Infrastructure : The whole country is very well connected with up-to-date, modern road, rail, air and sea transportation systems.  Public transport by buses, taxis, trains and planes are comfortable, efficient and relatively low in cost.

  6. Political Stability : The ruling Government is the longest serving freely elected Government in the world.  It is a Government representing all the races, religions, cultures, etc. found in Malaysia.  Malaysia is one of the most politically stable countries in the world.

  7. Rule Of Law : The rule of law is one of the fundamentals in Malaysia's constitution.  Everyone is subjected to the law and also equal before the law.  Malaysia practices basically the British system of justice with an independent reliable and dependable judiciary.

  8. Safety : Statistic can proof that Malaysia is one of the safest countries in the world, its crime rate is relatively low.

  9. Religion : Islam is the official religion of Malaysia but the constitution guarantees the right of people to practice other religions.

  10. Culture & Language : The Malay language (Bahasa Melayu) is the national language of the country; English is the second language but other language can be freely use and practiced.  Similarly the Malay culture is is dominant in the country because the Malays are the dominant race in Malaysia and in the region.  Both other cultures can be practiced very freely and there is a free intermingling of different cultures.

  11. Food & Fruit : All the food of the world can be found here at very reasonable cost.  With so many races and cultures living together in harmony, it is understandable that each race has picked up the best of each other's food and made Malaysia into Asia's Food Paradise.  Similarly the tropical fruits of Malaysia are unique, exotic and available in abundance practically throughout the year.  It should be a real joy to savour these fruits.

  12. Recreation / Entertainment : The country has everything for the family - theme parks, jungle trails / sports, water sports and one of the highest number of golf courses - ratio for population.

  13. Shopping : Most of the items that tourists normally like to buy - perfumes, cosmetics, watches, fountain pens, a long list of electronic goods, branded goods etc. are completely free of tax.  Quality goods from all over the world are imported and are relatively low in price and sold throughout Malaysia.

  14. Education : The country has one of the best developed and quality educational systems - both public and private.  There are international schools of repute in all major towns with English as the medium of instruction.  There are also private colleges and universities offering twinning programs with other well-known universities and major colleges from throughout the world.  Therefore, it is the place for quality education from nursery right up to the highest level of university education.  It is already becoming an educational centre of excellence for the region.  Relatively speaking, it is also the place to get quality international class education at a very reasonable cost.

  15. Medical Facilities : The country has a very efficient health system where medical services are provided at nominal cost.  Private doctors, clinics and also hospitals of international standards are easily obtainable at very reasonable cost.  Malaysia is also becoming a centre for medical facilities in the region.

  16. Residence : There are quality residences - terrace houses, semi-detached, bungalows, apartments and condominiums all over the country.  There are also some of the finest residences available in tourism zones - on beaches, near jungles and near theme parks, recreational places and city centres.  Foreigners are eligible to buy 2 houses at a cost of not less than MYR150,000.00 each.  For this purpose, they are also entitled for 60% loan from local banks.


Malaysia My Second Home Programme


How To Apply


Application can be made direct to :-

  1. Department Of Immigration, Malaysia.
  2. Any Malaysia Representative Offices overseas and also Tourism Malaysia Offices.

Applications can also be made through agents, lawyers and others.  To be enclosed are two (2) passport-size photographs of the applicant, spouse and accompanying children together with relevant supporting documents.




Under normal circumstances, all applications that fulfill the criteria should be processed and approved within 30 days after submission of the application.





Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) is fast becoming one of the most well accepted programmes in Malaysia. Raymond Keys and his family agrees and shares?

Malaysia My Second Home Programme


After repeated visits to Malaysia, Raymond Keys, wife and two children finally decided to build their lives here. Since then it has been a great journey of discovery for them as they experienced the diversity of Malaysian culture. Though there was plenty about Malaysia to like, what really hooked them to stay on were the warm climate, the vast selection of excellent cuisine, friendly and approachable people, and reasonable cost of living.


Their love for traveling has taken them to various parts of Melaka and Penang, two states that have never failed to mesmerize them time and again. When she is not traveling with her family, Mrs. Keys keeps herself busy by attending to her two boys and getting involved in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at the school her boys are enrolled in. Additionally she works with animal shelters to provide a kind of ?halfway house? for abandoned pets before they are adopted into good homes. The children, too, fit in very well, attending the Alice Smith School at Equine Park, an international school with a good reputation in South East Asia. The Keys truly immerse themselves in the Malaysian way of life. They love attending the cultural events held year-round in Malaysia and enjoy the variety of food available in Malaysia.

Malaysia My Second Home Programme


Malaysia My Second Home Programme


The Keys are just one of more than 10,000 participants under the Malaysia My Second Home programme, a Malaysian government initiative to encourage foreigners to stay longer in Malaysia via a multiple-entry visa. The most common questions potential candidates have about the programme concern the aspects of living in Malaysia, i.e. cost of living, education choices, and property investment. Agents such as The Expat Group are just one of many who provide not only answers to those interested in the programme, but support and assistance in the application process which includes arranging for medical check ups, getting insurance coverage and opening fixed deposit accounts at local banks. Most agents also offer help with transportation, driving license and living arrangements.