APEC business travel card to be extended to five years from 1 September

The APEC Business Mobility Group is pleased to announce the implementation of the extension of validity of the APEC Business Travel Card from three to five years, effective from 1 September 2015.  


Through a single application, the travel card will offer businesspeople from the 21 APEC member economies (including Chile, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand) a five-year, short-stay, multiple-entry to participating APEC member economies and priority lane access at key immigration checkpoints in member economy airports.


Under the agreement, applications lodged on or before 31 August 2015 are to be granted an APEC Business Travel Card valid for three years. Applications lodged on or after 1 September 2015 are to be granted a card valid for five years.


The extension of validity from three to five years was a key recommendation in the End to End Review of the APEC Business Travel Card, commissioned by the APEC Business Mobility Group. 



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