The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) Mobile App is a new method for travelling on the ABTC. It brings the ABTC Scheme into the modern and digitised world of global travel and provides approved cardholders from fully participating APEC Member Economies with a more efficient, convenient and user-friendly service.
The ABTC Mobile App provides cardholders the ability to access their ABTC on their mobile digital device. This new Virtual ABTC replaces the physically printed ABTC and allows for the immediate use of the ABTC for travel when entering APEC Economies.
Features of the ABTC Mobile App include:
Real time data - The ABTC Mobile Application is linked to the ABTC System, providing cardholders and officials with real-time information on the status of the ABTC. Any changes made in the system will be immediately reflected when the cardholder opens or refreshes their ABTC Mobile Application, including:
- if Pre-Clearance to enter an Economy has been approved, updated or removed,
- the ABTC itself has expired, or
- the cardholder’s passport has been renewed.
Secure Sign on - An approved ABTC applicant will be sent an email with a unique token (an application number) for the ABTC Mobile Application, along with a link to download the ABTC Mobile Application.
There are no changes to existing procedures, as the Virtual ABTC on the ABTC Mobile App is essentially a digital version of the ABTC: when passing through international ports on your ABTC, you will be required to present the Virtual ABTC on the ABTC Mobile App, as instructed by a Port Official either when entering the APEC fast track lane or when entering an Economy.
For more information on the ABTC Mobile App, please visit the APEC Website:
You will also find frequently asked questions for ABTC cardholders:
Note: You must be an approved applicant for an ABTC from a fully participating APEC Member Economy to the ABTC Scheme and have received pre-registration and login credentials from your Home Economy to be able to access and use your Virtual ABTC on the ABTC Mobile Application. For more information, please visit the APEC Website:
This latest version contains a number of improvements and bug fixes.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.