APEC BTC; Chile Reciprocity Fee

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PJBang

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Apr 2017

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Has anyone experience in entering Chile at SCL with an APEC Business Travel Card?

I'm wondering if the reciprocity fee still applies?

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

In the past there haven’t been exceptions to the fee, however that might have changed. Id go straight to the APEC line and see what they say. The worst they will do is send you to the little booths to pay.


The fee they charge isn’t actually a visa fee, it’s a reciprocal fee that by law they have to charge as Chileans have to pay it in Australia. Which is a potential argument that they may use when entering.

Good luck, I’d be interested to see how you go as it would save me money in the future.

Greg Bicknell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jun 2019

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Two of us(both ABTC holders) travelled through Santiago last week and went straight to the APEC lane without paying the reciprocity fee. We were processed without any questions or fees.

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