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Living in JB 3 (Johore)

FXHarvest

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Hi,

For those of you (Singaporeans) who own a property in JB, live there, and commute to SG every work day: Do you need to apply for long term social visit pass? If so, what are the conditions required? I checked the immigration site www.imi.gov.my but they do not reveal the eligibility and conditions requirements.

I always thought that as long as our passport is stamped within the 30 days visa-free period it is fine. But apparently today one sharp-eyed immigration officer questioned about my residency in Malaysia and said that I cannot rely on short-term visa to live in JB when she scrutinized my mom's passport (My passport is on MACS and my mom lives with me in JB but no MACS). She said that we can be charged and jailed for this offense! So I called up the Immigration HQ hotline she gave me and they replied that I have to come over to collect a checklist first. Anyone knows what is in the checklist?

Thanks...
 

ElfieFay

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Yes.. that's y many buy instead of rent.. but u must look around n find 1 that u really like as a home b4 buying.. can't anyhow buy..

There r still many developments that allow one to buy a RM500K property.. look around..

*Sorry for posting twice*

 

ElfieFay

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oh, doesn't it cost the same to pay rent vs paying loan installments?
Yes.. that's y many buy instead of rent.. but u must look around n find 1 that u really like as a home b4 buying.. can't anyhow buy..

There r still many developments that allow one to buy a RM500K property.. look around..

 

ElfieFay

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Hi,

For those of you (Singaporeans) who own a property in JB, live there, and commute to SG every work day: Do you need to apply for long term social visit pass? If so, what are the conditions required? I checked the immigration site www.imi.gov.my but they do not reveal the eligibility and conditions requirements.

I always thought that as long as our passport is stamped within the 30 days visa-free period it is fine. But apparently today one sharp-eyed immigration officer questioned about my residency in Malaysia and said that I cannot rely on short-term visa to live in JB when she scrutinized my mom's passport (My passport is on MACS and my mom lives with me in JB but no MACS). She said that we can be charged and jailed for this offense! So I called up the Immigration HQ hotline she gave me and they replied that I have to come over to collect a checklist first. Anyone knows what is in the checklist?

Thanks...
U have to apply for MM2H.
 

RedsYNWA

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Hi,

For those of you (Singaporeans) who own a property in JB, live there, and commute to SG every work day: Do you need to apply for long term social visit pass? If so, what are the conditions required? I checked the immigration site www.imi.gov.my but they do not reveal the eligibility and conditions requirements.

I always thought that as long as our passport is stamped within the 30 days visa-free period it is fine. But apparently today one sharp-eyed immigration officer questioned about my residency in Malaysia and said that I cannot rely on short-term visa to live in JB when she scrutinized my mom's passport (My passport is on MACS and my mom lives with me in JB but no MACS). She said that we can be charged and jailed for this offense! So I called up the Immigration HQ hotline she gave me and they replied that I have to come over to collect a checklist first. Anyone knows what is in the checklist?

Thanks...
Just apply MACS for both, and tell the official that you are temporarily taking care of old Malaysian relatives, when questioned.... With MACS, it's v rare to be questioned.
 

Legolad

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Hi,

For those of you (Singaporeans) who own a property in JB, live there, and commute to SG every work day: Do you need to apply for long term social visit pass? If so, what are the conditions required? I checked the immigration site www.imi.gov.my but they do not reveal the eligibility and conditions requirements.

I always thought that as long as our passport is stamped within the 30 days visa-free period it is fine. But apparently today one sharp-eyed immigration officer questioned about my residency in Malaysia and said that I cannot rely on short-term visa to live in JB when she scrutinized my mom's passport (My passport is on MACS and my mom lives with me in JB but no MACS). She said that we can be charged and jailed for this offense! So I called up the Immigration HQ hotline she gave me and they replied that I have to come over to collect a checklist first. Anyone knows what is in the checklist?

Thanks...
Just to share: you should visit this page: http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/pass.html?id=283

"MACS is simply a form of fast-track facilitation and does not act as an immigration pass or visa. Visitors are still required to obtain visa (if applicable) and will be issued with relevant immigration pass."


Since you own a property, look under "Property Owner". However, this applies only to spouses and dependents (children). You need to clarify whether your mum qualifies as dependent for the MACS purposes.

Hope this helps.
 

FXHarvest

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Thanks for the replies...

I made a trip to the Immigration HQ at Kempas yesterday to seek clarification. The counter officer said that there is no long term visa/pass schemes available for Singaporeans like myself and my mom who just own property in JB. It is either I have to marry a Malaysian spouse to apply for 5 year Visa or apply for MM2H. When I questioned him about the stamping passports at least once every 30 days to fulfill immigration requirements, he replied that they have stopped accepting that about 2 months ago, because they have caught alot of illegal immigrants using that method to bypass work permit application.

Think I will accompany my mom to apply for MACS and see how...
 

kcwx35

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Hi,

I am looking at getting a property in JB as weekend/retirement home. Is it too late now? Went to look at KSL Taman Bukit Jaya Semi-D (RM$1M) and also Eco Botanic Grassten superlink house (RM$1.2M). Both from Developer directly.
Any comment on these 2?

Btw, are there anymore units available from developer at Horizon Hill?

Hope to learn from the experts in this forum. Thanks.
 

FXHarvest

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Thanks for the replies...

I made a trip to the Immigration HQ at Kempas yesterday to seek clarification. The counter officer said that there is no long term visa/pass schemes available for Singaporeans like myself and my mom who just own property in JB. It is either I have to marry a Malaysian spouse to apply for 5 year Visa or apply for MM2H. When I questioned him about the stamping passports at least once every 30 days to fulfill immigration requirements, he replied that they have stopped accepting that about 2 months ago, because they have caught alot of illegal immigrants using that method to bypass work permit application.

Think I will accompany my mom to apply for MACS and see how...
Forgot to mention that the HQ officer advised us (if we are not applying for any visa) that the new law now requires us to reside in SG for a week (at least 6 days) for every 3 weeks in JB.
 

eric3417

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Forgot to mention that the HQ officer advised us (if we are not applying for any visa) that the new law now requires us to reside in SG for a week (at least 6 days) for every 3 weeks in JB.
This new measure if Implemented fully & enforced will see thousands of Singaporeans forced out of JB back to reside in SG... :(
 
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Daydreamer

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Thanks for the replies...

I made a trip to the Immigration HQ at Kempas yesterday to seek clarification. The counter officer said that there is no long term visa/pass schemes available for Singaporeans like myself and my mom who just own property in JB. It is either I have to marry a Malaysian spouse to apply for 5 year Visa or apply for MM2H. When I questioned him about the stamping passports at least once every 30 days to fulfill immigration requirements, he replied that they have stopped accepting that about 2 months ago, because they have caught alot of illegal immigrants using that method to bypass work permit application.

Think I will accompany my mom to apply for MACS and see how...
Or if you have a school going child/children who study in Johor's international school can also apply guardian visa which link to the student visa. The country is running out of money and forcing people to park their RM300k into the local bank in exchange for MM2H.
 

kcwx35

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It should be about 60-70% now, some banks will loan more but i doubt it.
Just got answer from Maybank yesterday after sending all my documents a few days ago that they can offer me 80% at 4.25% for 16 years which is until 60 years old. Weird to me how come not until 65 years?

Now waiting for Standard Chartered to get back to me.
 

kcwx35

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Just got answer from Maybank yesterday after sending all my documents a few days ago that they can offer me 80% at 4.25% for 16 years which is until 60 years old. Weird to me how come not until 65 years?

Now waiting for Standard Chartered to get back to me.
In addition the Loan from Maybank is called Islamic Loan? Is Islamic loan good or bad?

Did anyone get Fire Insurance and Premier Cash Refund(PCR) together with Maybank Mortgage Loan?
Maybank told me that PCR replaced MRTT. PCR get get back all your premium if ended tenure. MRTT cannot get back a single cent if nothing happen. Is it True? any gimmick behind it?
 

FHBH12

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The Islamic loan is just a repackaged normal loan. There is a cap on the interest rate, which is a good thing to avoid a spike in the event of a market turmoil.

There is always a price for benefits. Check the rate, terms and conditions of the insurance.
 

kcwx35

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The Islamic loan is just a repackaged normal loan. There is a cap on the interest rate, which is a good thing to avoid a spike in the event of a market turmoil.

There is always a price for benefits. Check the rate, terms and conditions of the insurance.
Wow, the PCR is around RM$20k/year. Big surprise to me. Need to fork out extra RM$6400/month for the next 10 years. Just have to treat it as saving a total of RM$200K and pay off the total loan by then.
 
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