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Old Jan 4th 2022, 10:37 am
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I don't have to extend for another year; and I know a lot can change before then... i.e. the regs, even the government. So I guess I'm being unnecessarily anxious; but I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has done an extension recently. AKA "transferring" unused portion of 10 year visa to a new passport. Last I heard the powers that be were hinting at allowing extensions for current participants; the only change being a raise in fees from RM90 to RM500 per year.
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/MM2HPenang
This group on Facebook is very active and there was a recent post by someone who had just done a renewal. It seemed to be pretty easy. Good luck!
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/MM2HPenang
This group on Facebook is very active and there was a recent post by someone who had just done a renewal. It seemed to be pretty easy. Good luck!
Thanks for the reply Fenella. Unfortunately I'm one of those people who do not use FB. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Unfortunately I'm one of those people who do not use FB.
Same here: I don't use Farcebook. And I can't answer your question.
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I saw that on Facebook and they person laid out the fact that it was quite simple. In addition they only had to pay RM90/year fees. It wasn't clear if they were over 50...the increase only applied to those under 50.They received 10 years on their visa. And they were not required to pay the RM450-500 application fee. Scroll down.

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Originally Posted by satumadu View Post
I don't have to extend for another year; and I know a lot can change before then... i.e. the regs, even the government. So I guess I'm being unnecessarily anxious; but I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has done an extension recently. AKA "transferring" unused portion of 10 year visa to a new passport. Last I heard the powers that be were hinting at allowing extensions for current participants; the only change being a raise in fees from RM90 to RM500 per year.
I did a renewal last week. Was charged RM90 for each year that was left on the MM2H pass, so while there may be talk of increasing the fee it hasn't happened yet.
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Old Jan 7th 2022, 8:42 am
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Sorry to be clear my existing passport had expired and I transferred the remaining 6 years of the MM2H pass into a new passport at a total cost of RM540.
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Old Jan 8th 2022, 12:34 am
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Sorry to be clear my existing passport had expired and I transferred the remaining 6 years of the MM2H pass into a new passport at a total cost of RM540.
This is the recurring confusion between "renewal" and "extension". That's why I clarified "extension" in the OP by mentioning ""transferring" unused portion of 10 year visa to a new passport".
The FB post RedApe referred to was about a "renewal" since it was for 10 years. Whether the 50 year limit is relevant or not I do not know. If that FB post is accurate then there would seem to be no new restrictions at all.
Anyway, thank you for posting report of your extension enjoythesun. Any other details you might share? e.g. what docusments needed. I'm thinking of proof of the fixed deposit. I got stung on that once, and had to do a second trip to K.L. to show them a letter from the bank. Never mind that they know the funds are still on deposit because they have to grant permission for them to be withdrawn. But I guess I shouldn't expect too much from government.
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Sorry about that Satumadu. I presumed that extensions would not be subject to any additional issues IF renewals were not. It would seem illogical that they would demand MORE since one already has an MM2H visa with a Letter stating the terms for that cycle. But this is crazy-land right now. But from the exerience of others it seems that neither extensions or renewals are being burdened with additional requirements/fees...YET.

We'll have to wait and see if the Parliament tosses or revises the governments proposed bill. There does seem to be resistance both within and outside the governing coalition...so it may not pass or be tabled indefinitely. I'd prefer a decisive decision as people can't easily operate and plan with this thing in limbo.
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Old Jan 8th 2022, 5:21 am
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Hi RedApe, I knew I was being unrealistic in hoping for some certainty. Guess we will just have to wait and see. To paraphrase Bogie "the problems of a few expats don't add up to a hill of beans in this crazy world". And Casablanca only had WWII for craziness. We have Covid, The Great Reset, inflation and Wokeness. Still, better insecure here than freezing in my home-country Canada.
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Originally Posted by satumadu View Post
This is the recurring confusion between "renewal" and "extension". That's why I clarified "extension" in the OP by mentioning ""transferring" unused portion of 10 year visa to a new passport".
The FB post RedApe referred to was about a "renewal" since it was for 10 years. Whether the 50 year limit is relevant or not I do not know. If that FB post is accurate then there would seem to be no new restrictions at all.
Anyway, thank you for posting report of your extension enjoythesun. Any other details you might share? e.g. what docusments needed. I'm thinking of proof of the fixed deposit. I got stung on that once, and had to do a second trip to K.L. to show them a letter from the bank. Never mind that they know the funds are still on deposit because they have to grant permission for them to be withdrawn. But I guess I shouldn't expect too much from government.
I used an agent to do the transfer for me and what they asked from me was my old passport, my new passport, a copy of my MM2H approval letter and a passport photo of myself on blue background. Funnily enough the new MM2H visa in the new passport used my new passport photo and not the photo I supplied.
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Old Jan 9th 2022, 5:47 am
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Thanks for that enjoythesun.
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