The APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) provides accredited business people with streamlined access to participating APEC countries.
Please note: each participating economy has its own maximum allowable stay period. Please check the Business Mobility Group website for details before you make your travel arrangements.
Applications for APEC cards are processed in our Christchurch branch.
Download the application form and find out which countries participate in the scheme.
How do I check my pre cleared status online?
Your acknowledgement letter contains an application number which you can use to track your application status online at the Business Mobility Group Website.
How long does it take to receive the full card?
The timeframe for issuing a full card is determined by the speed of clearance, and requirements, of each selected, participating country.
What do I do if my acknowledgement letter or ABTC includes incorrect data?
Please email the Immigration New Zealand APEC team.
If I get a new passport can I still use my existing APEC card?
No. Your card must be linked to the passport you will travel with.
What do I do if I get a new passport?
Scan and email us a copy of your new passport bio data page and we will issue you with a replacement card.
What do I do if my address has changed?
Contact us and we will update your personal data.
What do I do if I lose my card?
Contact us and we will issue you with a replacement card
What do I do if my card is stolen?
Contact the police to report your card as stolen. Email us with the relevant information, detailing how and when your card was lost. We will then issue you with a replacement card
This answer was last updated on 13 March, 2013.
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