Updated: Sep 5, 2022
Entry visa application of certain countries can be cumbersome. Especially many are practicing a new norm regulation after Covid-19 pandemic, higher rejection rate due to down turn economy, and higher fees being charged by authorities or agencies. APEC card solves these headaches for 5 years for frequent travelers.
So who is APEC? APEC stands for Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation and it is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC's 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card or APEC card in short, facilitates short-term business travel within the APEC region by streamlining the entry process into APEC economies.
What is APEC economies? The word 'economies' is used to describe APEC members because the APEC cooperative process is predominantly concerned with trade and economic issues, with members engaging with one another as economic entities. APEC has 21 members, or to be more understandable, APEC has 21 participating countries.
APEC card facilitates short-term business travel within the APEC region by streamlining the entry process into APEC's 21 countries.
Once and for all
The ‘apply once, information used for multiple purposes’ approach is used which means that applicants are only required to make one application for permission to enter participating economies.
Who are the APEC's 21 economics?
There are 19 fully participating economics and 2 transitional economics.
Fully participating economics authorize 5-year entry which have granted pre-clearance for short-term business travel of up to 60 or 90 days.
From left to right: Australia, Brunei, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New
Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand,
Vietnam, China Hong Kong, China Taiwan.
Transitional economics do not offer reciprocal entry arrangements. Must present any visas, travel or other entry documents that are required by the transitional economy.
From left to right: United State of America, Canada
Why APEC Card?
5-year visa free entry authority to 19 fully participating economics.
Short-term stay up to 90 days.
Fast track immigration processing at special lane to all 21 APEC economics.
Granted preclearance and do not need to make a separate application for a visa or entry permit when traveling to 19 fully participating economics.
Elite status. Present your business identity status as elite as Elon Musk internationally.
Plan your trip as you go! Last minute worry-free departure without visa restriction. Stay overseas for business longer than ever.
Some might ask if the APEC card holder can travel for leisure instead? The table above depicts all information that you need to know.
How can we help?
We opt to assist our clients a seamless worry-free application with all government authorities and follow up the processes from time to time until approval.
Review documents for application.
Consult and compile the documents according to checklist of authorities.
Assist to obtain supporting letter from relevant regulatory agencies.
Assist to submit the application to authority and follow up.
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