What is Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)?

Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme is a renewable ten years residency visa offered by the Malaysian government to non-Malaysian with various privileges. The programme is promoted by the Malaysian government through the Ministry of Tourism to promote Malaysia as a second home to foreigners.

When granted the visa upon fulfilment of certain criteria, visa-holder is allowed to enter, leave and/or stay in Malaysia during the validity of the visa period and enjoy the privileges under the programme.

Notwithstanding the MM2H is promoted though the Ministry of Tourism, all applications are directed to the immigration department and the grant of visa is under the jurisdiction of immigration department.


Who is eligible to apply?

The programme is opened for application to citizens for all countries recognised by Malaysia regardless of religion, gender, age or ethnic origin. Applicants are also allowed to bring their spouse and unmarried children below the age of 21 as dependants


Why Malaysia?

Malaysia has a significant characteristic of a nation of diverse races, religions and cultures, where Malay, Chinese, Indian and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony as multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society. Our racial diversity and amazingly rich cultural heritage has made our country a gastronomical heaven and home to many colourful festivals.

Malaysia is one of the most beautiful and fascinating country in the Southeast Asia. Peninsular Malaysia which consists of 11 states and 2 federal territories that is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states, i.e. Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo and the 3rd federal territory, the island of Labuan.

Unique to Malaysia is the stability and peacefulness of our country where we live harmoniously without war and conflicts. Moreover, Malaysia is free from natural disasters such as earthquake, tsunami and etc.

Governmental Support

The MM2H programme is initiated, organised and launched by the Malaysian Government and is thus one that the Government will continuously seek to improve to ensure its success.

Culture & Language

The Malay language (BahasaMelayu) is the national language of the country; English is the second language widely used and other languages such as Mandarin and many other dialects can be freely used and practised. Similarly the Malay culture is dominant in the country because the Malays are the dominant race in Malaysia and in the region. But other cultures can be practiced very freely and there is a free intermingling of different cultures.

Recreation & Entertainment

The country has everything for the family, theme parks, jungle trails,sports, water sports and one of the highest numbers of golf courses. In particular, the Mount Kinabalu and Sipadan island in the state of Sabah (Borneo) which are the world renowned tourist spots.

Food & Fruits

International cuisine is available here at very reasonable price. 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.


From high-end couture to ethnic handicrafts and the internationally acclaimed pewter ware, Malaysia has it all. Enjoy the comforts and convenience of shopping in air-conditioned malls and hypermarkets. Besides shopping, families have a choice of watching a movie, having fun at the bowling alley or enjoying the spread at the food court. Shoppers can also browse for interesting curios on display at the weekly flea markets. Join in the excitement of haggling at the night markets or “pasar malam” in Malay language, an interesting feature of local life. The best time to enjoy fantastic discounts and special offers is during the annual Mega Sales.

Standard Of Living

Malaysia has one of the highest standards of living in the region with all the modern infrastructure and facilities in place.

Cost Of Living

Cost of living is relatively low. This is due to the Government’s effort to ensure that inflation is kept low at all times and thereby also the prices of goods and services.


The entire country is very well connected with up-to-date,modern road, rail, air and sea transportation systems. Public transport by buses, taxis and trains are comfortable, efficient and very affordable.


Here, you will discover a delightful fusion of three of Asia’s oldest civilisations – Malay, Chinese and Indian. A potpourri enriched with indigenous traditions of the Kadazans, Ibans and other ethnic communities of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Added with the influence of the British, Portuguese, Dutch and Thais, Malaysians are indeed a blend of diverse cultures.

Health and Wellness

The fine range of spas in the country provides the ideal setting for complete rejuvenation and relaxation. Malaysia has some of the finest spas in the world be it on a pristine island or right in the middle of the city centre. From traditional Malay massages, India Rejuvenation treatments and Oriental acupressure practices, there is a vast backdrop of health rituals in Malaysia.


Malaysia is also a place for quality education, from nursery to university. Fees are reasonable. There are international schools of repute in all major towns with English and other foreign languages as the media instruction. There are also private colleges and universities which offer twinning programmes with other internationally-recognised universities and colleges. The country is fast becoming an educational centre of excellence for the region. In view of the diverse cultural and races in beautiful Malaysia, it is rest assured that children be provided with conducive environment to learn multi-languages and thus prepare them to be valuable and dynamic market workforce for forthcoming market globalisation.


There are quality residences – terrace and semidetached houses, bungalows, apartments and condominiums throughout the country. Some of the finest residences are available in tourism zones – on beaches, near jungles and near theme parks, recreational places and city centres.