APEC Business Travel Card

Supporting Letter For APEC Business Travel Card

The APEC Business Travel Card was initiated by the Asia Pacific Economy Cooperation (APEC) to assist the business community who has trade relations within the APEC member countries.

APEC is an organization that formed in 1989 in creating wider economic cooperation in Asian Pacific region.

There are 21 countries in the organization that are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China , Taiwan , Philippine, Hong Kong , Indonesia, Japan , Korea , Malaysia , Mexico ,New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru , Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United State of America and Vietnam. Nevertheless, Canada and USA only providing a "PREMIER LANE", cardholders will still need to present valid passports and visas if required by existing United States law and Canadian law.

Conditions of the applicant:

1. PCCC's member
2. Company's Directors (eg: Executive Director, Managing Director, Chairman and CEO)

All applicants are required to provide the following documents:
Original of the filled in ABTC Application Form with signature and together with the passport photo (Blue Background) and must correct e-mail and contact number of the applicant
* Remark: 
(i) In Column C 8. Surat Sokongan (Nyatakan name penuh badan berkenaan)


(ii) The date of letter to the Immigration Department, ACCCIM, and ABTC Application Form must be the same and use the latest date

(iii) Use Black Ink Pen to fill in the form

(iv) Do opt for business attire or a collared shirt for your passport photo (blue background)

(v) The passport photo must be front view with blue background

2 sets
Photocopy of Malaysian Passport (Front Page) (more than 3 and a half years validity)
2 sets

Photocopy of applicant's ALL PASSPORT INSIDE PAGES (year 2023) that have been STAMPED as proof of frequent travel - 2 sided printing

Minimum 5 times per year to any APEC economies

2 sets
Photocopy of Identity Card
2 sets
Photocopy of APEC Card (For Renewal)    2 sets
Letter (on company letterhead) from the employer to Immigration Department (sample letter S1-New Application, S2-Renewal) 
* Computer printed letterhead will not be accepted
* Use Black Ink Pen to sign the letter
2 sets
Letter (on company letterhead) from the employer to ACCCIM requesting for ABTC Support letter (sample letter S3)
* Computer printed letterhead will not be accepted
* Use Black Ink Pen to sign the letter
1 set
Letter on Applicant's Job Description to prove personal / company actively involved in business that require to travel frequently to the overseas (sample as per attachment) 2 sets
Photocopy of latest SSM E-info Report which contains:
Details of the Company's Corporate
Statement of Paid-up Capital
List of Directors, Officers and Company Partner
Financial Statements (Profit & Loss)
2 sets
Cheque (RM 35) per application make payable to
The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia
1 pcs
ACCCIM will submit ABTC applications to Immigration Department. A fee RM35 per application will be levied by ACCCIM, in providing service as follow:
  a) Issue supporting letter
  b) Submit application documents to Immigration Department at Putrajaya
  c) Get the reference number issued by Immigration and e-mail to applicants
  d) Send reminder to applicants to check ABTC status after 3 months from date get the reference number
Further Detail, please go to below link:
Immigration Department of Malaysia Website (APEC Card)
Please click here to download APEC application form!




S1-Sample Letter To Immigration (New Application)


S2-Sample Letter To Immigration (Renewal)


S3-Sample Letter To ACCCIM


Sample Letter on Applicant's Job Description


Sample of SSM