APEC Business Travel Card Holders

Sample of APEC card

The APEC card is a multiple-journey-visa where cardholders enjoy free visa entry and expedited immigration clearance through designated ABTC lanes in ABTC participating economies which were developed in response to the need for business people to gain streamlined entry to the economies of the Asia-Pacific region

The ABTC participating economies include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

ABTC holders enjoy:

  • Fast-track entry and exit through special APEC lanes at major airports, and multiple short -term entry to these economies for a minimum of 59 days stay each visit
  • No need to individually apply for visas or entry permits each time you travel to any of the participating APEC economies as the card is your visa.
  • Cards have three years validity.


ABTC cardholders will still need to present valid passports and visas by existing United States and/or Canadian law.

Further readings: Vietnam visa exemption list , Vietnam visa exemption notes 

Further readings