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APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) [ FMM Members Only ]


     
     Latest Updates on ABTC Application as at October 27, 2020     


     CLOSURE OF IMMIGRATION OFFICES FROM OCT 27 TO NOV 9, 2020    

        
Following the announcement made by Senior Minister (Security Cluster),
         YB Datuk Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob on October 26, 2020 on the decision
of the
         government to enforce the
Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in
         Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor, the
service counters of the Immigration  
         Departments of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya
will be CLOSED from
         October 27 to November 9, 2020
.
 
 



      NEW MODE OF PAYMENT FOR ISSUANCE OF APEC CARD 
    
  
       
With immediate effect, Cash / Money Order / Bank Draft is NOT acceptable
          at the counter for the issuance of APEC card.  Payment can only be made via:


          
•    DEBIT CARD
               CREDIT CARD



•      ABTC UNIT NO LONGER SEND APEC CARD BY POST
 
         
With immediate effect, ABTC Unit will NO LONGER send APEC card to
          applicant via POST.
Applicant must collect his/her APEC card at the counter at
          ABTC Unit, Immigration Dept of Malaysia in Putrajaya after 19 economies have
          approved the application. You may follow our guidelines under item:
          "(G) Options for Card Collection".

     
  
          
         
        


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   BENEFITS OF APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD (ABTC)                              
 

The APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) provides the following benefits:

    Cardholder is granted with pre-cleared and multiple entry (no visa requirement) to participating
      APEC economies for short stay business visits.

    Cardholder is NOT required to individually apply for visa or entry permit each time he/she travel
      to a
ny of the participating APEC economies as the APEC Business Travel Card is the VISA.


    Cardholder is able to a
ccess to express immigration processing on arrival and departure through
      "Special APEC-Marked Lanes".


Currently, 19 out of 21 APEC economies participate in the ABTC scheme.  Below is the list of
19 participating economies:

  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Chile
  • China
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

As the US and Canada are not participating in the ABTC scheme, all ABTC card holders travelling to the
US or Canada will still be subjected to the existing immigration clearance process at the destination.

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   How to Apply for APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) with FMM?          
 



   (A)   COMPANY ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD            


The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is authorised by Immigration Department of Malaysia
to issue ABTC support letter for our registered members.

As such FMM is able to process ABTC application for FMM Members.

Please click here to check on your company's membership status.

Company that is NOT Eligible to apply for ABTC with FMM is as follows:

   Non-Member
   Subsidiary to a Member Company
   Suspended Member
   Sole Proprietor or Partnership



   (B)   RENEWAL OF APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD                                                  
 


There is NO RENEWAL for APEC Business Travel Card.  Once the card has expired, the applicant must
submit a new application for approval.  You may refer to the application process below.



      
(C)   PERSONNEL ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD        
 

To qualify for the ABTC application, you have to fulfill the following conditions:

    Must be a Malaysian citizen holding a valid passport with validity of more than three (3) years.

    A frequent traveller to APEC countries.

    A member of the business and investment community who has activities of trade and
      investment with the 19 economies.

    The member of the business and investment community (Chief Executive Officer, Chairman,
      Director, Managing Director, General Manager and Marketing Manager) must be endorsed
      by the appointed regulatory agencies through a "Supporting Letter". 

    PERSONNEL ELIGIBLE for the ABTC application is as follows:

1

Chief Executive Officer 

2

Chief Operating Officer 

3

Chief Financial Officer 

4

Chairman / President

5

Managing Director / Executive Director

6

Director

7

General Manager

8

Marketing Manager

9

Sales Manager

10

Branding Manager

11

Business Development Manager

12

Export / Import / Procurement Manager

 
   
PERSONNEL NOT ELIGIBLE for the ABTC application is as follows:     

1

Admin Manager

2

Company Secretary

3

Consultant

4

Engineering Manager

5

Factory Manager

6

Finance Manager

7

Head of Division    

8

HR Manager

9

IT Manager

10

Production Manager

11

Technical Advisor 

12

Technical Manager

 


   (D)   APPLICATION PROCESS TO APPLY FOR APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD     


The following are the seven (7) steps ABTC application process through FMM:


  Step 1:  Documents Requirement                                                                                                   
 

The applicant is required to submit the following documents to FMM:


No

Documents Required

1

Completed Checklist of Documents

2

Completed ABTC Application Form written in capital letters with black ink and original signature

3

Letter from Company to Immigration Department, Malaysia to be typed on company letterhead

4

Letter from Company to FMM to be typed on company letterhead

5

One (1) copy of Malaysian passport biodata page with validity of more than three (3) years  (passport validity with less than three (3) years will be rejected)

6

One (1) copy of Malaysian Identity Card (IC)

7

Copy of passport inside pages that have been stamped to prove frequent travel to APEC countries or existing APEC card (submit pages from previous passport if passport is new)

8

One (1) recent passport-sized photograph in blue background

9

Payment of RM35.00 per application and non-refundable.  Attach the payment slip or cheque together with the application   

Payment can be made via the following methods:

i)   Payment via Online     
    
  FMM Bank Account No:   5142 0833 0768 (MAYBANK)
   

ii)  Payment via Cheque
    
  Cheque Payable to:  FEDERATION OF MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURERS
    
  Cheque Crossed:      ACCOUNT PAYEE ONLY
   

iii) Payment via Cash Over the Counter (Applicable at FMM Head Office, KL only)

    
  Payment by cash over the counter is only applicable at FMM Head Office, KL
    
  Payment by cash is NOT applicable at FMM Branches

Invoice & Receipt
Invoice and receipt will be issued to company after the payment has been made


10

The completed documents to be sent to the following address:

FEDERATION OF MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURERS (FMM)
(ABTC Unit @ International Business Division)
Wisma FMM
No.3, Persiaran Dagang
PJU 9, Bandar Sri Damansara

52200 Kuala Lumpur

(Attn: Ms Ida Tan)

 




  Step 2:  Verifying Process & Issuance of Supporting Letter                                                        
 


Upon receiving the ABTC application with supporting documents and proof of payment, FMM would
check and verify the documents. Upon verification of the documents, FMM would prepare and issue
the ABTC supporting letter for the applicant.


  Step 3:  Submission of ABTC Application to Immigration Department of Malaysia                  
 

FMM would compile the ABTC application form together with the supporting documents and supporting
letter to be submitted to ABTC Unit of Immigration Department of Malaysia in Putrajaya for approval
following FMM schedule.


  Step 4:  Issuance of ABTC Application Tracking Number                                                             
 

Upon receiving the ABTC application form, supporting documents and supporting letter from FMM,
ABTC Unit of Immigration Department of Malaysia would check and verify the documents. Once
the application has been approved, they will issue a tracking number to FMM. (The standard lead
time for FMM to receive the tracking number is within 3 - 4 weeks or more from the date
of submission)


  Step 5:  Tracking the Status of Your Application                                                                          
 

FMM would email the ABTC application tracking number to applicant to start tracking the status of the
application. The applicant is required to track the status of his/her application using the tracking
number given via: http://www.abtc-aps.org/abtc-core/status/check.html. (FMM will NOT be
tracking the status of the application for applicants)


  Step 6:  Vetting of Application by 19 Economies                                                                          
 

Upon receiving your ABTC application tracking number as an eligible applicant by the ABTC Unit of
Immigration Department of Malaysia, your application would then be forwarded to all the 19 participating
APEC economies for approval.  These economies may vet your application against their Immigration
requirements to determine your clearance of entry.


  Step 7:  Length of Time Required for Approval by 19 Economies                                               
 

The length of time required for approval by the 19 economies could vary significantly and it is
not controlled by FMM or Immigration Department of Malaysia.  It is estimated that the approval
by the 19 economies would take within 3 - 4 months or more.



   (F)   HOW TO COLLECT YOUR APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD?                             

In view of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and
Selangor, the service counters of the Immigration Departments of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur
and Putrajaya
will be CLOSED from October 27 to November 9, 2020
.

Applicants will NOT be able to collect the card during this period.



   (G)   OPTIONS FOR CARD COLLECTION, CARD FEE & MODE OF PAYMENT           
 

Applicants will NOT be able to collect the card during CMCO from October 27 to November 9, 2020 as
the service counters of the Immigration Departments of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will
be CLOSED.


OPTION 1 (Collect Personally)

If you wish to collect personally, you are required to submit the following:

1

Current original passport

2

A fee of RM100.00 to be made via debit card or credit card

3

Cash / money order / bank draft is NOT acceptable at the counter

4

Payment & collection should be made directly at:
  
APEC Business Travel Card Unit
Immigration Department of Malaysia
No.15, Level 1 (Podium)
Federal Government Administrative Centre
Presint 2
62550 Putrajaya
 

OPTION 2 (Collect by Representative)

If you wish to send a representative or any person to collect on your behalf, you are required to submit the following:

1

Authorisation letter from company

2

A copy of representative's identity card (IC)

3

A copy of applicant's latest passport biodata page

4

A fee of RM100.00 to be made via debit card or credit card

5

Cash / money order / bank draft is NOT acceptable at the counter

6

Payment & collection should be made directly at:
  
APEC Business Travel Card Unit
Immigration Department of Malaysia
No.15, Level 1 (Podium)
Federal Government Administrative Centre
Presint 2
62550 Putrajaya
 

 
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   Website of Immigration Department of Malaysia                                                    


For the latest updates on ABTC application, you may also click here to visit the website of
Immigration Department of Malaysia.



   FMM Contact Person                                                                                                    

 

For any queries or more information on APEC Business Travel Card application, you may contact:


Ms Ida Tan
ABTC Unit @ International Business Division

Tel   :   03-6286 7200 
Email:   abtc@fmm.org.my


As at October 27, 2020

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