When advising on Malaysian Immigration guidelines I often get my ears bent by expatriates who are frustrated with policies which in their eyes seem unclear, contradicting or unfair. Recent Covid guidelines on expatriates returning to Malaysia are a prime example. Not that I hold a Government position nor do I represent the Malaysian Government (despite […]
In my years sharing advice on the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme, I have encountered the same questions many times. I have compiled these FAQs into a list to help individuals like you who might be considering MM2H.
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 […]
Weekends are sacred. Time to catch up with family and to recharge. Some “me” time and I’m looking forward to hitting the Tanjung Bungah Market to source ingredients for my latest attempt at baking the banana bread! Still, this piece of news came in through Whatsapp this morning, I have reconfirmed this with MM2H and […]
Today marks the first day we officially return to the office in Penang and I must say I have mixed feelings. My surfer and biker friends often talk about retirement or taking time off to ride the mountain passes of Leh & Ladakh in Northern India or surf uncrowded waves in Sri Lanka or other […]
Here’s another question that crops up frequently over the past weeks especially for holders of Malaysia’s long stay visa known as Malaysia My Second Home or MM2H for short. Unfortunately nothing concrete yet as to whether holders of MM2H visas who are currently abroad can return to Malaysia. Currently Malaysia focusses its efforts in dealing […]
The past few weeks have been challenging to say the least from a medical point of view, without having to grapple with cancelled flights, overstaying in Malaysia when visas expire and not knowing what to do. Not surprisingly, law firms, MM2H expat clients or friends of expat clients have approached us for advice as our […]
It has been a dramatic few months for Malaysians, starting in May 2018 with a new Government in place after 61 years, and the re-election of 93-year old former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir as our new Premier. From a political standpoint, this is exciting for us Penangites because Lim Guan Eng, the former Chief Minister […]
If you’re a British Expat in Malaysia, join me as I present a talk on Estate Planning. There will be MM2H coverage as well.
MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME (MM2H): FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, MAY 2018 It’s been months since I published our last MM2H FAQ. Since then, I’ve had an overwhelming number of questions from those of you seeking clarification as you consider making Malaysia your new home. As there have been many questions, I’m going to list the most […]