More than half of MM2H participants not renewing visas, survey shows


Khoo Gek San

Foreigners hoping to stay in the country on the Malaysia My 2nd Home visa are looking elsewhere following the introduction of new requirements that the applicants say they cannot meet. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 30, 2021.

MORE than half of Malaysia My 2nd Home (MM2H) applicants are considering moving to other Southeast Asian countries as they cannot meet the new requirements for approval, a recent survey showed.

Held by the programme’s consultant association (MM2HCA), the survey of 925 foreign respondents, including from Europe and the United States, showed that 98% of the MM2H participants did not meet the new conditions for the long-stay programme, leaving them with no choice but to consider Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore as alternatives.


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