Online Application for APEC Business Travel Card

Who Can Use This Service

If you are a Hong Kong permanent resident and are eligible, you can use this online service to submit application for APEC Business Travel Card (online service only available in English version).

Eligibility Criteria

To find out if you are eligible to apply for APEC Business Travel Card, please visit this website.

Documents to be Submitted Online

Documents marked with * are mandatory.

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Applicant’s recent colour photograph


  • *Applicant’s Hong Kong permanent identity card (only the side with his/her personal particulars and photograph is required) [Note: applicant must be a Hong Kong permanent resident.]


  • *Valid passport showing his/her personal particulars, nationality, dates of issue and expiry


  • *Letter from the applicant’s employing company supporting his/her application


  • Other supporting documents (if any)


Please note that in the online application process, the applicant will be required to fill in an online application form and sign to confirm that all information given in the online application form is correct, complete and true. To facilitate our referral of your application to other participating APEC economies, please complete this application form in English.

File Formats
Before uploading the required documents, you will need to scan them in one of the following formats:

Document types Required file formats
  • The applicant’s recent colour photograph

Image type: JPEG
File size: 5MB or below

Min Height: 400 px Max Height: 800 px
Min Width: 300 px Max Width: 600 px
Bit Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Colour Space: Colour
  • Other documents

File size: 5Mbytes or below for each file
Colour depth: Grayscale (for documents without photos)
                       Colour (for documents with photos)

How to Start

Once you have prepared your supplementary documents, you can access the online service through the following link.

Online application for APEC Business Travel Card (English only)

To refer your application to other participating APEC economies, this online application form is in English only.

Please ensure that the information you provide is correct. Incorrect information may render your submission invalid.

Supplementary Document Submission

If you have submitted an application for APEC Business Travel Card and received a notification letter from the Immigration Department asking you to provide supplementary documents, you can use the online submission service. The following link will take you to further information on how to submit your supplementary documents online.

Online supplementary document submission

Assistance and Further Information

If you need technical assistance in using the online service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7 am and 11 pm daily.

For general enquiries, please call (852) 2824 6111 during office hours (from 8:45 am to 5:15 pm, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday, except public holidays), send a fax to (852) 2877 7711 or send an email to

Further information on the online service is available in a set of helpful frequently asked questions (FAQs).

FAQs about online application for APEC Business Travel Card
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