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


     
[ LATEST UPDATES ON ABTC APPLICATION AS AT AUGUST 10, 2020 ]


    Schedule an Online Appointment to Request for APEC Card to be Printed

     
With immediate effect, after the 19 economies have approved the application, the
      applicant is required to log in to:
http://sto.imi.gov.my/e-temujanji/
to schedule
      an appointment with ABTC Unit of Immigration Dept of Malaysia, Putrajaya to
      request for the APEC card to be printed.  Please refer to Item (E) below for the
      Terms & Conditions of the Online Appointment Application.


      
"Given that the RMCO implemented until August 31, 2020, there might be changes in the
         card collection at the Immigration Dept of Malaysia in Putrajaya.  We would advise you
         to contact us or login to our website for the latest update once your APEC card has been
         approved by the 19 economies."


 
•  ABTC Unit No Longer Send APEC Card Via 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: "(F) Options for Card
      Collection

     
 
•  New Mode of Payment for Issuance of APEC Card 
    
  
    With immediate effect, cash is NOT acceptable at the counter for the issuance
      of APEC card.  The new mode of payment is as follows:

     
     
1)  Money Order
      2)  Bank Draft
      3)  Debit Card
      4)  Credit Card


    
Money order / bank draft must be made payable to:

  
     "DIRECTOR GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION MALAYSIA"


    
*  Write your full name, passport number, ABTC application tracking number and
          correspondence address at the back of the money order / bank draft.




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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?
                                        
    
  


  Company Eligible for ABTC Application with FMM

  
 
  FMM is authorised by the Immigration Department of Malaysia to issue
      ABTC support letter for our registered members.
  

    As such,
FMM is able to process ABTC application for
FMM MEMBER.  
      Please click
here to check on your membership status.


   
The following company is NOT ELIGIBLE for ABTC application with FMM:

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


 
   (A)  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.



   (B)  ELIGIBILITY

 


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

 


   (C)  APPLICATION PROCESS   


The following are the seven (7) steps application process to apply for the APEC card 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 by Cheque
    
  Cheque Payable to:  FEDERATION OF MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURERS
    
  Cheque Crossed:      ACCOUNT PAYEE ONLY
   

iii) Payment by 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
FMM would compile the ABTC application form together with the supporting documents and supporting letter to submit to ABTC Unit of Immigration Department of Malaysia in Putrajaya as per 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

If you are assessed 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.




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

After the 19 economies have approved your application, you are required to schedule an appointment with ABTC Unit of Immigration Department of Malaysia in Putrajaya to request for the card to be printed. 

The applicant or representative is required to collect the card at the ABTC Unit, Immigration Department of Malaysia in Putrajaya.  FMM will NOT be collecting the card on behalf of the applicant.

Here is the link to schedule an appointment: http://sto.imi.gov.my/e-temujanji/

Below are the Terms and Conditions of the Online Appointment Application:

1.

The appointment and scheduling system allocates the limited slots based on a first-come-first-served basis;

2.

Appointment date must be selected at least one (1) day before the appointment;

3.

Please select date and time slot according to the official operation time of Immigration Department of the selected location;

4.

Please be present at least 30 minutes before the appointment time.  Immigration Department has the right to cancel applicants who arrive after the appointed time;

5.

Please ensure that the documentation to be submitted is complete (if any);

6.

Notification of appointment details will be sent to the applicant's email.  Please print and bring it during the appointment; and

7.

Applicants are responsible for supplying, checking and verifying the accuracy of the information provided in this system in relation to their application.  Immigration Department has the right to carry out further investigation and verification if necessary.


For any feedbacks or enquiries on the Online Appointment Application, please email to: stoassist@imi.gov.my

Given that the RMCO implemented until August 31, 2020, there might be changes in the card collection at Immigration Dept of Malaysia in Putrajaya.  We would advise you to contact us or login to our website for the latest update once your APEC card has been approved by the 19 economies.


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

 


After an appointment has been scheduled with ABTC Unit, you may proceed to print the card by choosing the following options:

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 money order / bank draft / debit card / credit card

3.

Money order / bank draft to be made payable to:                                                   

"DIRECTOR GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION MALAYSIA"

 

4.

Cash is not acceptable at the counter

5.

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 money order / bank draft / debit card / credit card

5.

Money order / bank draft to be made payable to:                                                   

"DIRECTOR GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION MALAYSIA"

 

6.

Cash is not acceptable at the counter

7.

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

Ms Ida Tan
International Business Division
Tel:      03-6286 7200 
Email:   abtc@fmm.org.my


As at August 10, 2020

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