What is APEC Business Travel Card?
Fast and visa-less travel for Malaysian business people within the APEC region
APEC Business Travel Card is initiated by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) as an effort to help members of the business community to frequently commute with the participating countries.
APEC comprises 21 economies namely Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam. Currently 19 economies except Canada and United States are participating in the ABTC Scheme.
( Note: An ABTC is linked to a passport, card holders must always carry their passport when they travel and inform the immigration department if their passport is lost or stolen. )
Streamlined processing through designated lanes at the airports and entry points of participating economies.
VISA-LESS BUSINESS TRAVEL
Without having separate visa application, cardholders are able to enter the participating economies for business purposes up to 90 days.