Malaysia Passport Investment

Malaysia passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 188 countries and territories globally, representing a substantial coverage of 82.8% of all destinations worldwide. This access also corresponds to 54.1% of the world’s wealth measured by GDP and contributes to a travel popularity of 83.3% based on international visitors. The Malaysian passport holds a respectable position, ranking 52nd in the comprehensive Global Passport Ranking meticulously conducted by La Vida. La Vida’s unique passport ranking methodology goes beyond a simple tally of destinations. By incorporating criteria such as GDP and Travel Popularity, we evaluate the “quality” of these destinations.



The significance of combining a second passport with your existing one is often overlooked when choosing an investor visa program. Your existing passport already provides access to numerous visa-free travel destinations. When obtaining a second passport, it is crucial to ensure that the supplementary advantages align with your current travel privileges. Mere duplication of visa-free destinations provides no concrete advantage. La Vida’s Passport Investment Report goes beyond a simple count of destinations; it evaluates your unique combination, identifying the passport that best aligns with your travel profile and current passport. Whether GDP is crucial for your frequent business trips or Travel Popularity is significant for leisure and vacations, our report caters to your specific requirements. This invaluable service, accompanied by a thorough analysis, is exclusively provided by La Vida at no cost to our clients.

La Vida passport investment report


While Malaysia currently lacks a direct citizenship-by-investment programme, if it did, its passport would undoubtedly be an enticing prospect for investors. Nonetheless, individuals can secure a Golden Visa in Malaysia via the My Second Home Visa (MM2H) programme. To qualify for Malaysian residency through the MM2H scheme, investors must possess a minimum of USD$125,000 in assets and maintain a monthly income of at least USD$2,500. Investors are also required to make a property purchase in Malaysia, investment levels vary depending on the region. Under Malaysian naturalization laws, foreign nationals can apply for citizenship after 10 years of residency in Malaysia. Applicants must also demonstrate advanced proficiency in the Malay language.

For more in-depth information on residency by investment in Malasyia or to receive your complimentary report please consult with one of our advisors.


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