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Retiring in Malaysia - Malaysia My Second Home Visa (MM2H)

Old Jun 26th 2019, 4:57 am
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Originally Posted by RedApe View Post
My advice on the passport thing is to submit renewal a year early to the embassy of whatever commonweal you applied from. British Embassy in KL can send your new one by post
British passport is an online renewal now, you fill in online, send the forms by courier and get a new passport back in about 3 weeks.

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Old Jun 26th 2019, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by eCdD View Post
That sounds too good to be true. And so far it is not true.

Actually there was an eVisa facility for Chinese , Indian and some other nationalities. It was contracted out to a company called Ultra Kirana SHD to operate. Everything fell apart when a local newspaper submitted an application with an image of a monkey, and another with the face and name of a known criminal. Both were accepted in the system and granted visas.
https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/leade...s-are-not-sale

This today...so it's a current event. Turns out Ass't Minister Zahid, head of UMNO, may have been taking a kickback on every visa issued. (RM12.91 million)

https://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/zahi...l?guccounter=1
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Old Jun 26th 2019, 6:01 am
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Default Re: Retiring in Malaysia - Malaysia My Second Home Visa (MM2H)

Originally Posted by RedApe View Post
they actually grant you ten years "eligibility" but the visa itself only runs until the eligibility of the passport.
- MM2H office in Sabah advises to apply with a newly renewed passport which expires in 10 years in order to stamp for 10 years.
It is inconvenient for us is that our passports are issued only for 5 years.


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My understanding is the MM2H visa stamp can only continue until the "Must have 6 months available on the Passport" Rule. Since they don't have "part years" the visa will end whenever the annual fee covers. Four years.
- You figured this out! Thank you for making it clear.
We've got 4-year stamp because they don't have "part years"! So inconvenient for us...


Originally Posted by RedApe View Post
My advice on the passport thing is to submit renewal a year early to the embassy of whatever commonweal you applied from.
- Our passports expire 9 months after mm2h stamp expires. We need to apply for a new passport perhaps 3 months before mm2h visa expiration. Therefore, we need to apply for a new passport a year before our passport expire, as you recommend. We'll do this, thank you.

Thank you for the links regarding issuing visas. It looks like more and more corruption cases are being exposed recently. Good, it shows that they are fighting corruption.

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Old Jun 26th 2019, 12:59 pm
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As far as I know there is always going to be mismatch between the passport and the MM2H pass...simply because you will never have perfect congruence with the 10 (or five) year cycle of the Passport and the fact that the 6 month rule results in the pass/visa expiring six months before the passport - requiring reapplication for a new visa/pass. So really the visa is for four, or nine years. Plus you lose a year on your passport (technically...since many places won't allow you in if you have 6 months or less anyways).

What the home country should do is issue an 11-or-6 year passport ;-)
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Old Sep 1st 2019, 3:23 am
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According to a newspaper report published a few days ago, the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry secretary-general, Datuk Isham Ishak, said that the ministry plans to introduce an automated system to facilitate and speed up applications for the MM2H programme. He described it as one of the most advanced of its kind in the world.

Can you guess what type of "automated system" it may look like?
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Old Sep 1st 2019, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by obaydullah View Post
According to a newspaper report published a few days ago, the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry secretary-general, Datuk Isham Ishak, said that the ministry plans to introduce an automated system to facilitate and speed up applications for the MM2H programme. He described it as one of the most advanced of its kind in the world.

Can you guess what type of "automated system" it may look like?
In 2018 a new online system was introduced. My guess is that he was referring to this: MM2H Check N' Track
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