APEC Business Travel Card

We are now living in an era where lifestyles and commerce are tightly bonded and connected with countries all around the world. Globalization has long become the focus of our generation, and current business connections between countries are much more inseparable than any other periods in our history!
Every day, there can be millions of business persons travelling every day to different countries for business affairs, and they are constantly on the go. As each country has its own regulations, we are all aware that applying for appropriate visas is not always a straightforward affair, and there are always some risks and procedures involved when dealing with authorities, especially to those non-visa-free regions. Any hiccups can definitely mess up even the most meticulously planned business trips, and perhaps even have adverse effects on your business as a whole. For business persons who would like to avoid such risks, they are strongly recommended to apply for schemes such as the APEC Business Travel Card, which is designed to enhance the mobility within participating economies.

The basics

As the name suggests, the APEC Business Travel Card is a physical card, and eligible persons should note that the card is normally valid for a period of up to 5 years. Once obtained successfully, you will be able to enjoy multiple visits of 2 to 3 months per stay in the participating APEC economies for business purposes.
A businessperson will no longer need to apply for a specific business visa anymore for travel to APEC region, if pre-clearance has been granted before the card is expired. The APEC Business Travel Card helps you to operate your business smoothly across borders and minimizes your time devoted in getting the right visa from authorities every time when you need to travel for business.

Who is eligible to apply for the APEC Business Travel Card?

Basically, a businessperson that is residing in Hong Kong is eligible to apply for the APEC Business Travel Card if he or she holds a Hong Kong permanent identity card as well as a valid passport. Also, the applicant who would like to apply for the card should not be previously denied entry to any of the participating economies, and the applicant must have never been convicted of any criminal offences. An applicant must also be a true businessperson who has substantiated needs to travel frequently on short term visits within the APEC region to fulfill business commitments.
The APEC Business Travel Card is made specially for boosting and facilitating commerce within the APEC region and is offered only to persons who will conduct genuine business affairs within the APEC region on a frequent basis. Therefore, as long as you are a permanent resident in Hong Kong, the scheme is perfectly suited to help you manage and grow your business within the APEC region.
Below is a list of the APEC economies participating in the scheme:

  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Chile
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Need any help?

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