got lah, just back on Sunday, there is a (Immigration) priority lane (light pink/purple) color for ABTC. no ABTC for customs, just for Narita. For departure security there is no ABTC lane always, now dep can use auto gate, no stamp, super fast and no Q, just scan passport look camera done, same like UK. Don't really see the point for ABTC lane for this.
just renewed my passport in december and submitted new application for replacement abtc yesterday. anyone applied recently card to share how long did you get the interim card and final card? 5 years ago when i applied i think it was around 2.5-3mths. indonesia was like the last country to approve. australia approves super fast.
just renewed my passport in december and submitted new application for replacement abtc yesterday. anyone applied recently card to share how long did you get the interim card and final card? 5 years ago when i applied i think it was around 2.5-3mths.
Technically, the APEC card is only for you and you alone and only for business purposes. Although when you are alone, of course you can just declare you are on business no matter what. But when you bring your kids or mother or father and whole family, how you want the officer to believe you are on business? And even if you are, the rest of the family cannot be cleared based on your card. Although I have done it a couple of times with the group travelling with me, a few immigration officers at places like Jakarta, Bangkok etc told me its this kind of abuse of the APEC card that they become stricter for those who genuinely use the card for genuine purposes.
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