Malaysia’s MM2H Tops the List of the Word’s Largest Investment Programmes
Malaysia’s MM2H is the biggest investment migration programme in the world by the number of main applicants and individual visas. Last year, the MM2H outperformed the US EB-5 programme by 27% in application approval ratio.
From its launch in 2002 till mid-July 2019, Malaysia had granted approval to almost 44K principal applicants, according to the official records. At a modest estimate, the total number of participants now exceeds 100,000 - let alone dependants/family members. The total figures must be in the range of 150K. Many new residents purchased property in Malaysia’s notorious ‘Forest City’ complex, a $100 billion project close to the Singapore border.
That said, Malaysia still falls behind in terms of immigration programme revenue, ceding ground to a number of E.U. countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S. and other attractive destinations.
According to the local stats, almost 50% of MM2H participants come from China. South Korea comes second with 13%, followed by Japan (7%), Bangladesh and Hong Kong (both 6%).
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