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APEC Business

Travel Card Scheme (ABTC)

The APEC Business Travel Card Scheme is designed to enhance the mobility of business travellers among the APEC economies, thus facilitating business within the region. APEC business travel card holders can travel to a participating economy where pre-clearance has been granted, they can use the special service lanes at selected ports of entry and exit and enjoy simplified entry and exit procedures upon presentation of the card and valid national passport.

Boötes Consulting Services Limited is a professional consultation company in Hong Kong immigration, we offers our expertise in immigration solutions for our clients.

Our team has many years of experience in handling all kinds of Hong Kong visa applications. From the early stages of receiving a case to the final stages of application submission, and collection of approved visas/ permits, we take every steps of our clients' cases seriously.

Each case is managed by one of our professional and experienced consultants. Time has been proven that with only one main point of contact, it makes communications easy and straightforward for our clients. We ensure our processes are time efficient and transparent.

Come talk with us if you are relocating together with your spouses, children, and/or parents to relocate to Hong Kong, services for applications on Hong Kong Dependant  Visas are also available.


We are a private immigration consultancy firm that provides individuals and businesses support with their Hong Kong relocation and immigration.

We wish to make it clear that this website is not a government website and we are not linked or affiliated with the Immigration Department of HKSAR.

If you do not wish to obtain immigration advice or representation, you can make your own application directly to the relevant government authority without paying any additional fees.


Business persons residing in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region may apply for ABTC if they meet the following conditions:


  1. is holding a Hong Kong permanent identity card and a valid national passport;

  2. has not previously been denied entry to any participating economy;

  3. has never been convicted of a criminal offence;

  4. must be a real business person who needs to make frequent short-term business trips in the APEC region to fulfill business commitments. The business activities including trading in goods, providing services, or conducting investment activities. It does not include entertainers, musicians, artists, or people in similar occupations.


The APEC economies participating in the Scheme are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Vietnam.

Please note: The eligibility criteria may be subjected to change from time to time.

What We Will Do For You

An Approved APEC Business Travel Card

After the completion of local processing of the application for ABTC in Hong Kong, the application will be referred to other participating economies of the ABTC Scheme. An approved ABTC is a plastic card in a credit card size. It is normally valid for five years and good for multiple visits of two to three months to participating economies without the need for a visa if pre-clearance has been granted. Card holders can enjoy the special service lanes at selected ports of participating economies regardless of whether pre-clearance has been granted by that economy. For card holders visiting a participating economy where pre-clearance has not been granted, they are still subject to usual immigration clearance process.

ABTC is linked to the applicant’s passport, the applicant should apply for a replacement if the new passport bears a different number. If the validity of the card has expired or is soon going to expire, the applicant should re-apply a new ABTC as a new application, there is no renewal process. The old ABTC will be cancelled upon collection of the new ABTC. 


Please contact us for detailed enquiries about your case. 

Service Fees

Type of Visa

APEC Business Travel Card


HKD $6,280*

Renewal / Extension


* Fees do not include :

  • Overseas courier costs. 

  • Costs for translation with certification.

  • Company incorporation (for Business Investment Visa).


Special Offers

  • 10% off for every 10 applications

  • For corporate rate, please contact us for a quotation.

Our Other Services

Hong Kong Employment Visa

For non-Hong Kong professionals looking to work in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Investment Visa

For overseas entrepreneurs relocating to Hong Kong either through investing or by establishing their own business in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Dependent Visa

For family members wishing to join their spouses/parents who are working/studying in Hong Kong​

Hong Kong

Visit/Transit Visa

For foreigners who wish to visit Hong Kong for leisure or business purposes.  And for foreigners who require to transit through from Hong Kong

Mainland Talents & Professionals

For professionals who are residents of Mainland China taking up employment in Hong Kong


Service Fees

We can provide a volume of discounts to clients with multiple applications

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