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APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) for U.S. citizens

The U.S. APEC Business Travel Card will enable access to a dedicated fast-track lane for expedited immigration processing at participating foreign APEC member airports.  For a complete list of APEC Business Travel Card participating airports, visit here.

To be eligible for the U.S. APEC Business Travel Card Program, you must meet three criteria:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen;
  • You must be an existing member in good standing or be approved for membership in a CBP trusted traveler program (SENTRI, NEXUS, or Global Entry) during the U.S. APEC Business Travel Card application process, , meaning they will go through a thorough vetting process including a review of all relevant national security and criminal databases prior to enrollment

  • You must be either a verified business person, or a U.S. government official, who is actively engaged in APEC business. 

To apply, you must go to the Global Online Enrollment System, or  GOES website.  This is the same website that is used to apply for CBP's trusted traveler programs.  Check the box in GOES for the U.S. APEC Business Travel Card.  If

you are not already a CBP trusted traveler then you must schedule a visit to any CBP trusted traveler enrollment center for an interview and for electronic signature collection.

If you are already a CBP trusted traveler, you must go to your GOES online account and add the APEC Business Traveler Card.  Once conditionally approved for the APEC Business Traveler Card, you may visit any CBP trusted traveler enrollment center for signature collection.  For a list of the enrollment centers go to cbp.gov .  The application fee for the U.S. APEC Business Travel Card is $70.  The fee is non-refundable.  This fee is in addition to the fee for the selected CBP Trusted Traveler Program.  For example, a new applicant applying for the U.S. APEC Business Travel Card with their Global Entry application would pay an application fee of $170.  This breaks down to $70 for the APEC Business Travel Card application and $100 for the Global Entry application.

Information is available on www.cbp.gov.

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