Good point.Interesting, though not very surprising.
I'd asked a similar question of the ABTC team in Brisbane some time back, and didn't hear from them. I guess it's quite a deal more complex than just Australia agreeing to extend the term on our card. All the other economies would need to agree and action from their sides as well.
Its now 29-Sept and I'm still waiting for PNG and the other 3
But if they weren't planing to print new cards, I wish they didn't 'issue' them until printing recommenced. That could have given us another 6 months of validity (or at this rate, 12+ months...).
Anybody get any reply on when they might start printing cards again? I've asked but no reply...
Well done... now, to get approval from Border and find a flight that leaves this place!BREAKING NEWS.... I just received phone call from home affair dept ! They are resuming printing THIS WEEK... And , on a personal note, my (interim) card has been "prioritized" and will be printed and mailed tomorrow 14 October... You heard it here first !
Is your approval for short term business travel?
Yeah - I was rejected 3 times for "leave Australia".... Then I got a tip on how to apply such that it would succeed. I followed that tip, and presto, approved in less that 24 hours from applying......Am heading to png and then singapore with no immediate plan to return in a rush and after 5 applications they finally accepted it
In addition to the phonecall described earlier... on the day they posted it I received an automated email, with subject line: Your APEC Business Travel Card has been issued.I still haven’t heard anything about my interim card and had no reply from the generic email. Can someone advise me, do they contact you (as they did Sean) or just send it out.. and would anybody have the contact details for the BNE office..I got lost in the hybrid website!