Why Do You Need the APEC Business Travel Card?
In light of recent Immigration changes where executives of Board of Investment ( BOI)- promoted companies are no longer allowed to use the Priority Immigration lines at the airports unless they submit a letter issued by BOI for each individual trip, we wanted to remind you of another option that gives you access to Priority Immigration lines – the APEC Business travel card.
The card gives frequent business travelers pre- cleared, facilitated short- term entry to participating APEC member economies, saving them valuable time at immigration points in APEC member countries. For several years, the card had been available to citizens of every APEC economy except the United States and Canada; however after an “interim final rule” published by DHS, the U. S. government has begun to issue APEC Business Travel Cards ( ABTC) to qualified U. S. travelers since June 12, 2014.
In order for a person to obtain an ABTC, the applicant must comply with the following criteria: