Plan allows for 10-years stay in M'sia
 
 

MALAYSIA , My Second Home (MM2H) programme is promoted by the Government to allow people from all over the world who fulfill the stipulated criteria to stay in the country for as long as possible on a social visit pass with a multiple entry visa.

 

The social visit pass is initially for a period of 10 years (depending on the validity of the applicants' passport) and is renewable.

 
Among the benefits under the programme are :
 

Those who qualify for the programme are offered a 10-year social visit pass and multiple-entry visa.

   

After 10 years, renewal is guaranteed if there is no violation of laws and rules of Malaysia .

   

During these 10 years, the person is free to stay in Malaysia and travel as often as he likes.

   

He can import his car or purchase a new completely knocked down car tax-free.

   
School-going children will be giving student pass to further their studies at international colleges and universities.
   

Can bring in a maid from the country of origin to Malaysia after the approval.

   

Can be an investor and own businesses in Malaysia .

   

For housing loan, can obtain up to 80% as compared to the normal 60% for foreign applicants (subject to credibility).

   

No need to obtain Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) approval for purchasing properties in Malaysia .

   
For participants from countries that have double taxation agreement with Malaysia, their pension fund that are remitted to Malaysia will be exempted from tax if the person has stayed more than 184 days in the country.
 
 
 
Source : The Star 5/6/2006 Close Window