What is Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme?

This programme is introduced by the Government of Malaysia to allow citizens of all countries that are recognized by Malaysia, regardless of race, religion, gender and age to stay in Malaysia for a period of 10 years and renewable thereafter.

MM2H programme initially started out as the Silver Hair programme in year 1996 to attract foreigners but was later rebranded as the “Malaysia, My Second Home” programme or in short MM2H in year 2002 with many conditions being relaxed compared to the previous programme.

Participants are welcome to stay here for 365 days a year without having to leave the country. There is also no minimum stay requirement and participants are free to enter and leave the country anytime.

What are the benefits of joining MM2H programme?

Apart from having the opportunities to enjoy the good quality lifestyle and the unique values of Malaysia, MM2H participants get to benefit from many attractive incentives to make their stay more comfortable and enjoyable in Malaysia.


Participants are allowed to bring along with them, unmarried children (aged below 21 years).

Parents’ Special Visa

Participants are allowed to bring parents (aged 60 and above) on a special 6-months social visit renewable visa (as long as participant’s MM2H visa is valid).

House Purchase

Any foreigner may purchase any number of residential properties in Malaysia, subject to the minimum prices set for foreigners by the different states. The national minimum price is RM500,000 per unit and is observed by most states.


The participant’s foreign-sourced income or pensions are not subject to tax if such income is remitted to Malaysia (effective since Year of Assessment (Y/A) 2004).

Car Purchase

The participant will be given exemptions on import duty, excise duty and sales tax:
  • When the participant brings in his own personal car
  • When the participant purchases a locally-assembled car
  • The personal car has to be imported into Malaysia within 6 months of the MM2H Visa endorsement date.
  • Purchase of locally-assembled car has to be completed within 12 months of the MM2H Visa endorsement date.


  • Participant’s children can receive education (up to age of 18) under a MM2H study permit in public or private schools in Malaysia.
  • For participant’s children aged above 21 years, the participant may apply for a student pass for their children who wish to study in local colleges and universities.


Advanced medical facilities are widely available to participants in Malaysia. Part of the participant’s medical needs will be covered under the compulsory medical insurance.


MM2H participants are allowed to invest and actively participate in business, subject to existing Government policies, regulations and guidelines which are in force for the relevant sectors.


Participants are allowed to apply for one foreign maid subject to the prevailing guidelines of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.