Available from Immigration New Zealand, the APEC Business Travel Card allows frequent business travellers from participating APEC members streamlined, pre-cleared access into New Zealand.

Benefits of the APEC Business Travel Card

Features include:

  • no requirement to apply for visa or entry permits
  • express immigration clearance through special APEC lanes on arrival and departure at major international airports
  • multiple entry to participating economies for a stay of up to 90 days on each visit.

Who is eligible?

APEC Business Travel Cards are available to all business people engaged in trade and investment activities who:

  • are passport holders from participating economies
  • travel frequently to conduct business activities in participating APEC economies
  • have a clear criminal record.

Apply for the APEC Business Travel Card

Get an application form or find more information about the APEC Business Travel Card at Immigration New Zealand (external link).

Email abtc@mbie.govt.nz for specific enquiries.

Travelling to New Zealand on the APEC Business Travel Card?

Find more information at Immigration New Zealand (external link)

Participating APEC members are:

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States and Viet Nam.