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APEC Business Travel Card

seanQLD

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I will watch closely... I only have one country 🇵🇭 on my “interim card” , so hopefully it will process fast 👍🏻
 

seanQLD

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PH took only 24 hours after AU approval....
Next one approved was Singapore.... 3 days from AU approval.

After PH was approved I received the email about the INTERIM CARD... It says both "it has been issued" and "issuance may be delayed or suspended" ... Makes it difficult to interpret 😂

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PH took only 24 hours after AU approval....
Next one approved was Singapore.... 3 days from AU approval.

After PH was approved I received the email about the INTERIM CARD... It says both "it has been issued" and "issuance may be delayed or suspended" ... Makes it difficult to interpret 😂

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rallymini

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PH took only 24 hours after AU approval....
Next one approved was Singapore.... 3 days from AU approval.

After PH was approved I received the email about the INTERIM CARD... It says both "it has been issued" and "issuance may be delayed or suspended" ... Makes it difficult to interpret 😂
Awesome, nice and quick!
No additional approvals at all since last week for me. :(
 

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Waiting on one final approval from PNG. No activity since March 4th.

At least it doesn't matter as the card is essentially useless for now.
 

seanQLD

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Waiting on one final approval from PNG. No activity since March 4th.

At least it doesn't matter as the card is essentially useless for now.

Not useless... it "one more (i.e. additonal ) element" in an extensive appeal... requesting an exemption for business travel.
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PH took only 24 hours after AU approval....
Next one approved was Singapore.... 3 days from AU approval.

After PH was approved I received the email about the INTERIM CARD... It says both "it has been issued" and "issuance may be delayed or suspended" ... Makes it difficult to interpret 😂

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so on 3 June i was advised that "interim card has been issued"... Now is 16th June... still no sign of it . Anyone have a expectation - based on their experience ?
 

seanQLD

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Australia
Chile
Hong Kong, China
New Zealand
Philippines
Russia
Singapore

These countries so far ... 2 weeks after Australian approval ... Still waiting for the interim card
 

rallymini

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Australia
Chile
Hong Kong, China
New Zealand
Philippines
Russia
Singapore

These countries so far ... 2 weeks after Australian approval ... Still waiting for the interim card
A little bit over 5 weeks since I received approval from Aus and I'm not that far ahead of you in other approvals.
So far I am sitting on:
Australia
Chile
China
Hong Kong, China
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Russia
Singapore
Thailand

Thailand, the first of my interim countries, has been the only new addition in the last 2 weeks or so.
 

seanQLD

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only one on my interim (PH) and it was the 1st of mine to be approved ( within 24 hours) .... but no card yet in the mail.
 

seanQLD

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I got these so far .... China came in over the weekend....

Australia
Chile
China
Hong Kong, China
New Zealand
Philippines
Russia
Singapore
Thailand

Still no sign of interim card, even though email saying it "was issued" on 03 June.
 

rallymini

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Not much to report on my end, since my last post, 11 days ago, I have gained Mexico. Still no sign of Indo or Vietnam for my interim card!

Australia
Chile
China
Hong Kong, China
Mexico
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Russia
Singapore
Thailand
 

seanQLD

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oh... I received a reply from ABTC about my interim card... The reply really doesn't say any new informtaion Summary is: "wait"..
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Waiting on one final approval from PNG. No activity since March 4th.

At least it doesn't matter as the card is essentially useless for now.
And after 4 months of inactivity (6.5 since initial approval from Australia), PNG has finally approved.

"Your APEC Business Travel Card has been issued.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, issuance of new APEC Business Travel Cards (ABTC) may be significantly delayed or temporarily suspended."
 
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seanQLD

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And after 4 months of inactivity (6.5 since initial approval from Australia), PNG has finally approved.

"Your APEC Business Travel Card has been issued.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, issuance of new APEC Business Travel Cards (ABTC) may be significantly delayed or temporarily suspended."
that’s great !!! i am very interested to hear when you get the physical card 🤔
 

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that’s great !!! i am very interested to hear when you get the physical card 🤔
After seeing the response you got, I won't be holding my breath.

Has anyone actually used their APEC card to get business travel approved in the current climate?
 

seanQLD

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Has anyone actually used their APEC card to get business travel approved in the current climate?

Thats my plan also ! The CCIQ says they are able to assist in the lobbying , plus obviously the standard Apply process. But must have something - either interim or full card .... before I kick off that
 

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