Investment Visa Overview

Malaysia Residency & Citizenship options

The country's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a major financial center for Southeast Asia. Malaysia is an attractive destination for expats due to its low cost of living and its easy access to neighboring countries. Expats can find good jobs in Malaysia in industries such as finance, manufacturing, and tourism. The country also offers excellent healthcare and education opportunities. Malaysia is a great hub for Asia due to its central location and its many economic opportunities. Additional attractiveness is that there is no minimum required stay for the investment visa option.

Program 1
  • Name
    Malaysia Investor Visa
  • Description

    Malaysia Investor VisaMalaysia's investor visa program requires a deposit of 2 million Malaysian ringgit (approximately US$470,000) into a government-approved investment account. The deposit must be held for a minimum of five years, after which the funds can be withdrawn. The Malaysia investor visa program is open to citizens of all countries, and there is no limit on the number of visas that can be issued.

  • Requirements

    Fixed deposit in Malaysian Bank of $2,000,000

  • Validity
    5 years
  • Investment Type
    Passive
  • Avg. Processing Time
    2 months
  • Investment Amount
    2,000,000 MYR
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    Yes
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Malaysia My2Home - 50Y
  • Description

    Foreign nationals may apply to participate in the MM2H program directly, without going via a third party, OR they may continue to employ the services of MM2H agents licensed by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

  • Requirements

    Each applicant must maintain a minimum bank deposit amount of RM150,000 if 50 or older, or RM300,000 if younger than 50.

  • Validity
    10 years
  • Investment Type
    Passive - Fixed deposit
  • Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    150,000 MYR
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    None
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 3
  • Name
    Malaysia My2Home - U50
  • Description

    Each applicant must maintain a minimum bank deposit amount of RM150,000 if 50 or older, or RM300,000 if younger than 50.

  • Requirements

    Income of 1,500 MYR (Security bond for Chinese nationals if applying without an agent) and 300,000 MYR bank deposit.

  • Validity
    10 years
  • Investment Type
    Passive - Fixed deposit
  • Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    300,000 MYR
  • Avg. Agent fee
    300,000 MYR
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    None
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Mobility Options
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Malaysian passport is presently ranked 14th. It allows entrance to 181 countries without requiring a visa. As a result, it is one of the world's most sought passports, having a very high mobility score. Malaysian passport holders are granted visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to countries such as Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the European Union as a whole, allowing them to travel practically instantly around the world. Malaysian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 48 countries around the world. China, India, and Russia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

14

Visa Free Countries

181

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    138
  • Visa on Arrival
    38
  • Visa Online
    5
  • Visa Required
    11
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    48%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    42%
Passport Ranking Factors

Malaysia Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Malaysia passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Malaysia passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Malaysia passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 138 visa-free Malaysia passport countries, 38 visa-on-arrival Malaysia countries, and 5 eTA destinations. Malaysian passport holders can visit a total of 181 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an electronic travel authorization (eTA). As a result, Malaysia's passport is currently ranked 14th in the world. Aside from the Malaysia visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 48 other countries that Malaysia passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa to visit (i.e. visa required countries).

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  • CBD Available?
    No
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