Aimed primarily for foreign retirees and working expatriates who are interested in having Malaysia as their second home, MM2H is a housing programme that allows them to stay in Malaysia on a multiple-entry social visit pass.
This was initiated by the Malaysian government and introduced by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) for those who wish to start a new life in the country.
One can obtain an MM2H visit pass which will be valid for up to 10 years upon becoming part of the MM2H programme and is renewable once the holder fulfils the renewal requirements after it expires.
The validity period can be extended at any time as long as the owner of the visa possesses the necessary documents as well as the financial ability to pay for them. However, the visa does not confer permanent resident (PR) status; neither does it lead its owner’s receiving PR status in Malaysia.