ABTC

ABTC

By Department of Home Affairs

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The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) App – the Virtual ABTC – is an official APEC App of the APEC Business Mobility Group.

The ABTC App – the Virtual ABTC – is a brand new method for travelling on the ABTC. It brings the ABTC Scheme into the trendy and digitised world of world travel and offers accredited cardholders from absolutely taking part APEC Member Economies with a more efficient, convenient and user-friendly service.

The ABTC App – the Virtual ABTC – supplies cardholders the power to access their ABTC on their sensible gadget. This new Virtual ABTC is along with the physically printed ABTC and allows for the immediate use of the ABTC for journey when coming into APEC Economies.

Features of the Virtual ABTC include:

Real time knowledge - The Virtual ABTC supplies cardholders and officials with real-time info on the standing of their ABTC. Any changes made to their application might be instantly mirrored when the cardholder opens or refreshes the ABTC App, including:

• if Pre-Clearance to enter an Economy has been permitted, updated, etc.,

• the ABTC itself has expired, or

• the cardholder’s passport has been renewed.

Secure Sign on - An approved ABTC cardholder shall be sent an e-mail with a singular token (an application number), together with a link to download the ABTC App.

There are no modifications to existing software or entry procedures for an ABTC. The Virtual ABTC is essentially a digital version of the ABTC: when passing by way of international ports in your ABTC, you'll be required to present the Virtual ABTC, as instructed by a Port Official either when getting into the APEC quick observe lane or when getting into an Economy.

For more info on the Virtual ABTC, please visit the APEC Website:

http://apec.org/Groups/Committee-on-Trade-and-Investment/Business-Mobility-Group/ABTC-Mobile-Application

You will also find frequently asked questions for ABTC cardholders here:

http://apec.org/-/media/Files/Groups/BMG/ABTC-Mobile-Application---FAQs-for-Digital-Card-Holders.pdf.

Note: You must be an accredited cardholder for an ABTC from a totally taking part APEC Member Economy and have acquired pre-registration and login credentials from your Home Economy to have the power to access and use the Virtual ABTC. For extra information, please go to the APEC Website here:

http://apec.org/Groups/Committee-on-Trade-and-Investment/Business-Mobility-Group/ABTC

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