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Entering Malaysia with expired MM2H stamp and new passport

Entering Malaysia with expired MM2H stamp and new passport

Old May 9th 2024, 6:06 am
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Hi fellow MM2Hers,

I need your advise on the issue of transferring remaining MM2H period to new passport.

I received my 10 year MM2H in 2016, at that time my passport was only valid through 2024, so the MM2H stamp has a validation date of July 2024.
My current passport bearing the original MM22H endorsement stamp (valid through July 2024) expires in December, i have already applied for a new passport. I will need to transfer the MM2H endorsement to my new passport.

However, the issue is that my current endorsement expires in July, but i will not be able to visit Malaysia until later in the year (October), at that time my current endorsement would have already expired and i will be carrying a new passport. Will there be a problem transferring the MM2H to my new passport (while the previous stamp has already expired).

Will i still be able to enter Malaysia on MM2H basis? if i am also carrying my old passport (with expired MM2H). Am I required to transfer the remaining period to new passport BEFORE old stamp has expired?

Your help is much appreciated

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Old May 9th 2024, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by ssoomro
Hi fellow MM2Hers,

I need your advise on the issue of transferring remaining MM2H period to new passport.

I received my 10 year MM2H in 2016, at that time my passport was only valid through 2024, so the MM2H stamp has a validation date of July 2024.
My current passport bearing the original MM22H endorsement stamp (valid through July 2024) expires in December, i have already applied for a new passport. I will need to transfer the MM2H endorsement to my new passport.

However, the issue is that my current endorsement expires in July, but i will not be able to visit Malaysia until later in the year (October), at that time my current endorsement would have already expired and i will be carrying a new passport. Will there be a problem transferring the MM2H to my new passport (while the previous stamp has already expired).

Will i still be able to enter Malaysia on MM2H basis? if i am also carrying my old passport (with expired MM2H). Am I required to transfer the remaining period to new passport BEFORE old stamp has expired?

Your help is much appreciated
BTW ..on another forum (MM2H group on facebook) someone posted the following answer to my query,

"I asked this question of my agent the other day as I will be in the UK when mine expires too. They said I can come back to MY and enter on a tourist visa and then get the MM2H stamp updated into my new passport when I’m here.
So you’d arrive on a tourist visa. Then change it over. I would carry all your documents as you won’t necessarily have a return ticket."...

Any comments from the MM2H gurus here ? ...seems like a valid response ...not to mention many save me an emergency trip to MY to get the new passport stamped before it expired
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Old Jun 4th 2024, 8:10 am
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Default Re: Entering Malaysia with expired MM2H stamp and new passport

Originally Posted by ssoomro
BTW ..on another forum (MM2H group on facebook) someone posted the following answer to my query,

"I asked this question of my agent the other day as I will be in the UK when mine expires too. They said I can come back to MY and enter on a tourist visa and then get the MM2H stamp updated into my new passport when I’m here.
So you’d arrive on a tourist visa. Then change it over. I would carry all your documents as you won’t necessarily have a return ticket."...

Any comments from the MM2H gurus here ? ...seems like a valid response ...not to mention many save me an emergency trip to MY to get the new passport stamped before it expired
If you have UK passport that will work.
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If you have UK passport that will work.
Thanks eCdD ... i have USA passport .. but it should be the same . I think .
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Thanks eCdD ... i have USA passport .. but it should be the same . I think .
No, because USA is not a Commonwealth country.
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No, because USA is not a Commonwealth country.
its true (US is not a commonwealth country) , however, i have entered malaysia a number of times before my MM2H, as a tourist and was granted a 90 days entry without a problem..that is why i think i will not have an issue arriving there as tourist and getting entry to get the stamp transferred to my new passport .. and so i think hahaha
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its true (US is not a commonwealth country) , however, i have entered malaysia a number of times before my MM2H, as a tourist and was granted a 90 days entry without a problem..that is why i think i will not have an issue arriving there as tourist and getting entry to get the stamp transferred to my new passport .. and so i think hahaha
US (in fact all G7 plus three other countries) passport holders can use the Foreigner E-gates at KLIA1/2 without registration, I believe. No need to face an Immigration Officer.
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Originally Posted by Epicurious
US (in fact all G7 plus three other countries) passport holders can use the Foreigner E-gates at KLIA1/2 without registration, I believe. No need to face an Immigration Officer.
yep, i believe previously you had a register and get stamp on passport to use the eGates .. now anyone with digitally readable passport can do it. I have done it many times at KLIA.
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