How does the Malaysian Spouse Visa stack up against Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)?

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When I first wrote this article in 2020, Malaysia’s main long term visa MM2H programme, Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) which had been very popular amongst retirees and expats seeking a 2nd or even main home from their country of origin, had been put on hold whilst its sister programme, Sarawak MM2H (SMM2H) was still […]

The latest on applying for Sarawak Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H), Malaysia

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British High Commission Estate Planning and MM2H update with Datin Sharifah Ikhlas, Director of MM2H While the Malaysia My Second Home Programme for Peninsular Malaysia has been put on hold, raising questions  MM2H applicants and even MM2H agents can’t answer, the Sabah and Sarawak MM2H programmes are ongoing. (see: https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/sarawak-continue-smm2h-despite-federal-govts-suspension-programme) The Sarawak immigration has distinguished itself as […]

Cheaper properties now available to foreigners in Penang

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Following my recent article on property purchase by foreigners (https://samchoong.com/2020/06/03/purchasing- property-malaysian-secondary-market-foreign-purchaser-needs-know/), it was reported on June 11th, 2020 that the Penang state government is lowering the price threshold of properties foreigners are entitled to purchase. Here is the summary of the price threshold of properties available for purchase by foreigners in Penang (island): The current […]

Police Permit for inter-state travel within Malaysia during this Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)

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Inter-state travel in Malaysia, whether by road or by air, requires consent during this Conditional Movement Control Order period. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/20/air-travellers-need-permit-too I’ve just accompanied a foreign client to the police station in Pulau Tikus (Note that only the Police Station in charge of the area where you reside will process this application), Penang, to assist in […]

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What properties can foreigners buy in Malaysia in a nutshell – as at 29 August 2019 Making Malaysia My Second Home

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On the topic of what properties can foreigners buy in Malaysia, a few days ago, a developer asked if I would be willing to do a seminar for them in Hong Kong to explore the possibility of Hong Kong nationals relocating or retiring to Malaysia via Malaysia’s long-stay visa, more commonly known as Malaysia my […]