ABTC Summary

Summary Information about ABTC lanes arrangements at airports, length of stay granted to APEC Cardholders and average foreign pre-clearance processing time.

APEC Economy ABTC lane arrangements in major international airports Length of stay granted to foreign ABTC holders Average ABTC application pre-clearance processing time at March 2007 (working days)
Australia APEC lanes are signposted, located at the far left of immigration concourses, and are shared with aircrew. They are available in both the arrival and departure halls of the following major airports:

 

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Darwin
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth

 

90 days Foreign applicants: 21 days
Brunei Darussalam Special APEC lanes are provided at:

 

  • Brunei International Airport

 

90 days Foreign applicants: not available
Canada APEC lane arrangements in major international airports. Special APEC lanes are provided at:

 

  • Vancouver
  • Edmonton
  • Calgary
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa

 

 

  • Montreal

 

 

  • Halifax

 

Valid visas must be obtained if required by existing Canadian law. Not applicable
Chile Special APEC lanes are provided at:

 

  • Santiago International Airport

 

90 days Foreign applicants: 15 days
China Special APEC lanes are provided at:

 

  • Beijing International Airport
  • Pudong International Airport (Shanghai)

 

60 days Foreign applicants: not available  
Hong Kong (China) APEC lanes are signposted and located in the Arrival and Departure Halls, and shared with Hong Kong Residents and Travel Pass holders at:

 

  • Hong Kong International Airport

 

APEC Lanes are also available at selected ferry points and land control terminals.
60 days Foreign applicants: 14 days
Indonesia APEC lanes are signposted and located in the Arrival and Departure Halls at:

 

  • Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Jakarta)
  • Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali)
  • Polonia International Airport (Medan)
  • Juanda International Airport (Surabaya)
  • Batam International Ferry Ports

 

60 days Foreign applicants: 25 days
Japan APEC lanes are signposted and located at:

 

  • Narita International Airport (Narita)
  • Haneda Airport (Tokyo)
  • Kansai International Airport (Osaka)
  • Central Japan International Airport (Centrair, Nagoya)

 

90 days Foreign applicants: < 14 days
Korea APEC lanes are signposted and located at:

 

  • Incheon International Airport (Seoul)

 

90 days Foreign applicants: < 14 days
Malaysia APEC lanes are signposted and located at:

 

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport

 

60 days Foreign applicants: 14 days
Mexico APEC Cardholders are entitled to use immigration lanes currently designated for  air-crew upon entry at major international airports. Where possible, APEC lanes are signposted. 90 days Foreign applicants:
New Zealand APEC lanes are signposted and located at:

 

  • Auckland International Airport - clearly marked lane in the arrival hall.

 

 

  • Christchurch International Airport-shared lane with aircrew, located in the arrival hall.

 

 

  • Wellington International Airport.

 

90 days Foreign applicants: 17 days
Papua New Guinea APEC lanes are signposted and located at:

 

  • Jackson International Airport (Port Moresby)

 


 
Foreign applicants: Not Available
Peru APEC lanes are signposted and located at:

 

  • Jorge Chávez International Airport (Lima)

 

90 days Foreign applicants: > 30 days
Philippines APEC lanes are signposted and located at:

 

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila)

 

59 days Foreign applicants: Not Available
Singapore APEC lanes are signposted and shared with Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents at:

 

  • Changi International Airport (Singapore)

 

60 days Foreign applicants: 14 working days
 
Chinese Taipei Signposted APEC lanes are available in both the arrival and departure terminals.

 

  • Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (Taipei)
  • Kaohsiung International Airport

 

90 days Foreign applicants: 10- 14 days  
 
Thailand Signposted APEC lanes are available in both the arrival and departure terminals at:

 

  • Bangkok International Airport
  • Phuket International Airport
  • Chiang Mai International Airport

 

90 days Foreign applicants: 1 day Home applications: 14 days
United States APEC Cardholders are entitled to use ’fast-track’ immigration lanes (which in most instances is the air-crew lane) upon entry at all international airports. Valid visas must be obtained if required by existing United States law Not applicable
Viet Nam Signposted APEC lanes are available in both the arrival and departure terminals.

 

  • Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

 

60 days Foreign applicants: 16 days

The APEC Business Travel Card is an initiative of the APEC Business Mobility Group.

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"We recognize the need for business people to move quickly between APEC economies when pursuing trade and investment opportunities."

 



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