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Today, 1:15 am
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Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

I was just trying to indicate that one aspect of the charges against MM2H were not accurate. The OECD apparently reversed their view that MM2H was a "golden visa" for tax evasion. That assertion was...
Sep 18th 2020, 1:11 am
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Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

I hunted down some critiques of MM2H by folks who were portraying it as a "selling away our birthright" or filling the pockets of the government.

Most of the accusations seemed not to understand...
Sep 11th 2020, 4:17 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,562
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2Hers stuck outside

I don't think it was an oversight. They also specifically stated that students attending University in Malaysia would not be allowed to return.
Sep 8th 2020, 7:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By RedApe

Re: Revisions to the Sarawak My Second Home Program!!!

Exactly. Those on earlier visas will still receive the privileges and requirements that they had when they were approved. So they do not have the visitation requirement. They can spend all, or no,...
Sep 8th 2020, 3:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By RedApe

Re: Revisions to the Sarawak My Second Home Program!!!

I spent a good hour and a half yesterday discussing the new conditions with the young lady that is assigned to administer the Sarawak MM2H. I realize that she is not the one that decided this nor can...
Sep 6th 2020, 10:30 am
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Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Pensionado in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua look quite interesting. Any country that creates a program that is really retiree (or long-term tourist) friendly after Covid-19 abates will likely...
Sep 4th 2020, 11:31 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,796
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

So IMHO overall their "reforms" has taken a difficult program to apply for and made it less attractive. 7.5 :thumbdown: One :thumb: and two:unsure:

No real benefits that would improve the program,...
Sep 4th 2020, 11:31 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,796
Posted By RedApe

Thumbs down Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

I've posted on another separate page the new requirements. Mind you, the reform's supposed intent was to INCREASE participation and to attract new applicants and to reduce the paperwork to make it...
Sep 4th 2020, 10:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By RedApe

Revisions to the Sarawak My Second Home Program!!!

Revisions just announced to Sarawak MM2H to "increase participation" and to get "quality applicants".

I think they will actually see the opposite effect unless the press conference did not cover...
Sep 4th 2020, 12:50 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,562
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2Hers stuck outside

Yes "big"countries will have higher infection numbers if they have the same rates. In fact the small country may have four or five times the infection rate and yet not be banned. Obviously the...
Sep 3rd 2020, 2:16 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

The exotic does wear off after awhile and if one is coming simply for a "taste of the exotic" then long-term stays probably are not going to be attractive to those folks. They will want to move back...
Sep 1st 2020, 1:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H ten years visa renew

Waiver of Journey Performed fee: That is certainly true for most Commonwealth passport holders when the initially pick up their visa for their MM2H...I'm not sure about the renewal on an expired...
Sep 1st 2020, 9:34 am
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H ten years visa renew

I would think it is important to at least get the request lodged and the paperwork for renewal submitted. If the visa lapses they might require you to apply under the new provisions. If you are in...
Sep 1st 2020, 9:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H ten years visa renew

Recently an able bodied seaman flew into KLIA from Japan to join the crew of an oil tanker that has been heavily hit with Covid-19. Several of the crew of the ship which started in Japan and sailed...
Aug 31st 2020, 11:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H ten years visa renew

Do you have an agent that assisted you in the process of getting the visas or down the road at some point? If not I would contact one of the major agents and see if they can assist. I'm not even sure...
Aug 31st 2020, 3:34 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

By-the-by here is something I wrote up on the history of the Malaysian Silver Hair program to its evolution to MM2H.

Also a link to a study done by Stuart MacDonald the Penang Institute from which...
Aug 31st 2020, 3:22 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Another element in Americans preferring to retire "close to the US" is that the Medicare system is not portable. One has to return to the United States to make use of the benefits. However Medicare...
Aug 31st 2020, 2:51 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Puerto Rico doesn't tax US income "as a state" (neither do many other States...like Texas). I used to live in California. I don't pay state taxes anymore. Puerto Rico does tax earnings acquired in...
Aug 30th 2020, 7:39 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,796
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

Well the Sabah program had the Peninsular asset proofs and didn't have a single applicant option. I was right at the cut off point for RM10,000 for pension for Sabah. I didn't want to trigger my...
Aug 30th 2020, 7:06 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,796
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

Not much different 0.203 kWh...after a 23% S'wak and 2% federal discount. I use my computer A LOT...research and writing.
Aug 29th 2020, 8:17 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,796
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

Well I'm not a family of two...I'm a single. And everything is relative to how one expects to live. I eat out most nights but not at Western fast-food places or fancy white table cloth restaurants....
Aug 28th 2020, 5:11 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,796
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

Agree...my original plan was to use Malaysia (Sarawak) as a base to travel around Asia and perhaps even take a global tour. I had some plan B's and even C's if something bad happened in Malaysia...
Aug 27th 2020, 3:35 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

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Aug 27th 2020, 3:34 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By RedApe

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Oh I see...I didn't realize you were referring to a Wiki Map colour-coding system. Too much talk about Green, Yellow and Red zones nowadays.

This indeed would be doable...although the system is...
Aug 27th 2020, 2:42 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,796
Posted By RedApe

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

Even if they do process the old applications they will process them under the new conditions, whatever those are. Those who do not meet the minimum assets established will be rejected...and if the...
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