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APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Information

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an organization of Asia Pacific countries that aims to build economic cooperation. APEC was founded in Canberra in November 1989.

APEC currently has 21 members, namely Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea.

The high mobility of businessperson in APEC member countries requires time efficiency. Therefore, they really need ease in the immigration process. Based on the considerations, an agreement and recommendation emerged from the APEC forum to facilitate immigration traffic activities for businessperson of APEC member countries in the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) scheme.

To accommodate businessperson, Indonesia has signed to participate in the ABTC scheme on August 15, 2002 in Acapulco, Mexico. The implementation of the provision of ABTC has started since May 1, 2004. ABTC is valid in 19 APEC member countries that apply the scheme. The goal is to speed up the entry and exit process to a country for its holders, the business people who are very concerned about time. With ABTC, business people no longer need to apply for a visa every time they travel to APEC member countries. They also get service facilities at the airport with special lanes.

Jenis Layanan KPP APEC :

  1. New APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)
  2. Replacement APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)
  3. Reprinting APEC Business Travel Card (Lost/Damaged/ Passport Change)

Who can apply for an APEC card?

  1. A bona fide business person (Indonesian citizen) who is the owner of the company or at least holds the position of director or commissioner of the company by submitting the following:
    a. Copy of the most recent company's deed of establishment and its amendment (if there is any change in the deed);
    b. Letter of Decision of the Minister of Law and Human Rights on the Approval of Limited Liability Company's Legal Entity establishment (SK Kemenkumham) and its attachments, which include the applicant's name on it;
    c. Company Profile issued by the Directorate General of Legal Administrative Affairs (Ditjen AHU).
  2. The company/legal entity must be equivalent to a Limited Liability Company (PT), not CV, UD, etc. It is evidenced by a copy of the Company Business License (SIUP) or Business Identification Number (NIB) for document verification.

Requirements for Submission of New/Extension of APEC card:

  1. Application form (can be downloaded here))
  2. Application letter from the company addressed to the Director of Travel Documents, Visa, and Immigration Border Control, cc. Head of Sub Directorate of Visa (the company letterhead must be visible on the application letter)
  3. Recommendation letter from employers/professional associations (in the form of a recommendation letter to the person concerned, not a card or a member of a particular association, and also not a certificatecontoh surat rekomendasi dapat diunduh disini)
  4. Bank reference letter with a minimum balance of the last three months of Rp. 500,000,000 (five hundred million rupiahs). The accounts must be the applicant's individual and personal accounts, not company accounts, spouse accounts, parent or child accounts, and deposit, insurance, or investment accounts.
  5. Copy of passport with a minimum validity period of two years
  6. Copy of passport for the last six months with business trips at least three times
  7. A valid Certificate of Police Record (SKCK) issued by the regional or provincial police office.
  8. Copy of Indonesian identity card (KTP) with a job column that is representative of the business, such as self-employed or private sector employee
  9. Old APEC card (for replacement) or a missing certificate issued by the local police (if the card is lost/damaged and is still valid)
  10. Recent 3 cm x 4 cm photographs (2 pcs), using a red background, formal attire, and studio standard photo quality
  11. Immigration fee of Rp. 2,500,000 or Rp. 3,500,000 (if the card is lost)
  12. Signature on a sheet of white paper, using a particular whiteboard marker, and upload it to the system
  13. Letter of assignment and identification from the company for those representing the use of KPP card (Using company letterhead and company stamp/Power of Attorney and KTP)

Additional requirements for applying for a new or extension APEC card for Indonesian citizens residing outside Indonesia are:

  1. Copy of proof of domicile issued by the country where the applicant resides
  2. Association recommendation letter, bank reference letter, and police record certificate issued by the country where the applicant resides
  3. The documents in point two are legalized at the Indonesian Embassy in the applicant's country of residence.

Requirements for card reprint due to lost/damaged:

  1. Application form for APEC card, which has been filled out and signed by the applicant
  2. Letter of application addressed to the Director of Travel Documents, Visa, and Immigration Border Control, cc. Head of Sub Directorate of Visa
  3. To reprint the card due to loss, attach a loss report from the police
  4. To reprint the card because it is damaged, attach the old APEC card
  5. Copy of passport valid for at least two years
  6. Attach the applicant's signature on a sheet of white paper using a particular whiteboard marker
  7. Letter of Assignment using company header and stamp/ Power of Attorney and an ID card (KTP) or identification card from the company for the applicant represented by another person.
  8. Pay the immigration fee of Rp. 3,500,000

 

Requirements for card reprinting due to passport change/country addition:

  1. Application form for APEC card, which has been filled out and signed by the applicant
  2. Letter of application addressed to the Director of Travel Documents, Visa, and Immigration Border Control, cc. Head of Sub Directorate of Visa
  3.  Old APEC card
  4. Copy of new passport paspor
  5. Attach the applicant's signature on a sheet of white paper using a particular whiteboard marker
  6. Letter of Assignment using company header and stamp/ Power of Attorney and an ID card (KTP) or identification card from the company for the applicant represented by another person.
  7. Pay the immigration fee of Rp. 2,500,000

Notes : 

  1. Suppose the old card is lost/damaged. In that case, the old APEC cardholder will be sent an invitation and scheduled for an interview with the Minutes of Inspection (BAP).
  2. Applications can be submitted via Email: abtc.imigrasi@gmail.com
  3. Starting in July 2021, APEC cards will no longer be issued as physical cards but as virtual cards.
  4. For further information, please contact ABTC customer service at Whatsapp number: 0811-1030-554