Foreign Homebuyers Guide
1. What is Malaysia Second Home Programme?
Malaysia My Second Home Programme is promoted by the Government
of Malaysia to allow people from all over the world who
fulfill certain criteria, to stay in Malaysia as long as
possible on a social visit pass with a multiple entry visa.
The Social Visit Pass is initially for a period of 10 years
and is renewable. This programme is open to all citizens
(except Israelis and Yugoslavians) that are recognized by
the recognized by the Malaysian Government regardless of
age, gender and religion.
2. What are the criteria?
Please see the attachment regarding detailed criteria that
are involved in the application.
3. Why Malaysia?
Here are a few unique points about Malaysia on why it should
be your second home.
As this programme is the initiative of the Malaysian Government,
the authority will continue to provide better services and
support to ensure its success.
Cost of Living and Standard
Malaysia has one of the highest standard of living and one
of the lowest costs of living in the Asia region. This is
because the Malaysian Government continuously monitors the
economy in order for the inflation to be kept low, so better
services can be provided.
The whole country is well connected with each other through
modern transportation, by air, land and sea. The public
transportation systems are up-to-date, efficient and affordable
Freedom of Religion
As Malaysia is a multi-racial country with four main religions
present; Islams, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity; Malaysia
embraces people from different religions as well as different
backgrounds and cultures. The three main races; Malays,
Chinese and Indians; lives harmoniously with each other.
Although the Malay culture is the main practice, other cultures
are more then welcome to be followed as Malaysians embraces
Malaysia has one of the best quality systems, both public
and private. Good education is available right from the
nursery level to tertiary education. There are reputable
international schools in all major towns as well as private
colleges and universities offering twinning programme with
well known colleges and universities throughout the world.
Malaysia provides world-class education at very reasonable
We have state-of-the-art medical facilities and high-qualified
medical personnel that guarantee the best service and healthcare.
Enjoy the comforts and convenience of shopping in air-conditioned
malls and hypermarket. Malaysia offers high-end couture
to cultural handicrafts that will satisfy your shopping
needs. Besides shopping, families have the choice of watching
a movie or go bowling, all in the convenience of the same
mall. The annual mega sale is also not to be missed.
Sports & Recreation
The country has a variety of sports to offer, from badminton
to a classy game of golf. Children will also be entertained
with the many theme parks available and families who are
looking for a relaxing holiday can head to the highlands
for cooler weather or the beach for sunshine and clear sand.
Food & Fruits
For every food there is in the world, it can all be experienced
here at a low cost. Themed as the Asia’s Food Paradise,
it lives up to its name by having variety of food ranging
from the mamak stalls from the side of the road to posh
The weather is warm, sunny and pleasant throughout the year.
With an average rainfall of 2300mm annually, the weather
is kept cool and moist. There is never too much sunshine
or too much rain, but just the right amount of both.