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  1. #321

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    Dumb question, but how do you qualify as a bona fide business person?


  2. #322

    For APEC Card purposes? For me, it meant getting a (simple) letter of support from my employer as part of the application process.

    Quote Originally Posted by TakeshiT:
    Dumb question, but how do you qualify as a bona fide business person?
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  3. #323

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    Quote Originally Posted by qhank:
    As of 22/Aug APEC card holders pre-cleared by China can enter China without a visa.
    Sorry i don't get this. I thought once you are pre-cleared means you can go to that country without visa.

    Also my application is moving soooooo slowly. I submitted sometime in May and got the letter in Aug

  4. #324

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycchai:
    Sorry i don't get this. I thought once you are pre-cleared means you can go to that country without visa.
    China suspended the entry of pre-cleared ABTC holders due to Covid back in March 2020. This has been lifted as of 24 August 2022.
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  5. #325

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    Each country still needs to grant permission and can take months.
    You need to get a new card when new countries grant permission.
    Some countries will never provide, e.g. USA.


  6. #326

    Update:

    applied: 15.06.22
    Received letter of acknowledgement from HKG: 24.06.22
    Received updated letter (HK SAR part complete): 26.08.22

    13.09.22: checked online and have received approval for:

    Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore

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  7. #327

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    Got my ABTC approval letter today (date of letter marked as 9 September).

    At the moment the following countries have accepted my application:

    Australia
    Brunei Darussalam
    Hong Kong, China
    Indonesia
    New Zealand
    Singapore


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