Time is precious when you travel overseas for business, so why wait around in queues?
The APEC Business Travel Card provides accredited business people with streamlined access to participating APEC countries.
The card is valid for three years and is based on a unique electronic pre-clearance system, providing members with VIP entry into 20 APEC countries.
Used in conjunction with your passport, the card is eligible for travel to:
Note: The United States, Canada and Russia are transitional members of the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme and only provide lanes for expedited travel at main international airports. Visas are still required for travel to these economies.
The APEC Business Travel Card is available to business people engaged in trade and investment activities, who:
Download the APEC Card info and application PDF [627KB]. Courier the completed form to our Christchurch branch:
110 Wrights RoadAddingtonChristchurch 8024New Zealand
We will send an acknowledgement letter once we receive your application for an APEC card.
More information regarding requirements and process can be found on the Business Mobility Group website, where you can also track the status of your application, once it has been lodged.
The issuing of your card is determined by the speed of clearance, and requirements of each selected participating country.
For more information call 0508 558 855 (toll free within New Zealand) or visit the APEC card page in our Knowledge Base for answers to common questions.
Please note, if you hold a passport from another APEC country, you should contact the authorities there to find out how to apply for an APEC Business Travel Card.
Download the APEC Card application and information sheet PDF [672KB] to find out more.