What is an APEC card?

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You should consider getting an APEC card if you are a business owner that travels around the Asia Pacific region a lot. Or you have been spending so much time lining up at the custom going through the immigrations.  APEC stands for Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Business Travel Card. It is a visa that grants cardholders the privilege of visa-free entry and expedited immigration through the ABTC (APEC Business Travel Card) lanes.

Including Hong Kong, there are 19 countries that are the members of APEC.

Australia

Brunei

Darussalam

Chile

China

Indonesia

Japan

Korea

Malaysia

Mexico

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Peru

The Philippines

The Russian Federation

Singapore

Chinese Taipei

Thailand

Vietnam 

In order to apply for the APEC card, you must hold a valid passport from an  APEC economy to be eligible to apply for an ABTC (APEC Business Travel Card). 

When applying from Hong Kong, you will must also hold a permanent resident of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ( Hong Kong, China).  Your business must be engage in regular business travel throughout the APEC region and have no criminal convictions.  Just a note, as this is a business travel card, you are only eligible to visit the APEC countries without visa for no more than 60 days.

For applications, a valid passport, permanent resident card, a company letter and also a passport photo is required.

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