Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 29 Jan 2016
Total posts 5
Received this from the APEC Processing Centre -
For Australian citizens: from 1 March 2021
onwards Australia will issue the Virtual ABTC (VABTC) a digital
version of the card accessible through a cardholder’s smart device. Physical
cards will no longer be issued after this date.
Australian ABTC holders will be able to use the
VABTC in place of any physical card they were previously issued. A physical
card issued before 1 March 2021 can still be used until it expires, even if the
holder has downloaded and registered their VABTC.
are now able to log into the VABTC. The log in process
requires your Application ID in addition to other personal details –
your Application ID was provided on confirmation of your card application and
is different from your ABTC card number. Please check the original
acknowledgement email. If you applied online through ImmiAccount you can also
log into ImmiAccount to find your Application ID. (We understand that
the Virtual ABTC is currently geo-blocked outside APEC economies on the
relevant App Stores.)
Please follow these links to find further
information and Frequently Asked Questions about the VABTC:
Virtual APEC Business
Travel Card FAQs for Australian Cardholders
Virtual ABTC FAQ for
(general information & tips for getting the most out of the VABTC)
The Virtual ABTC Quick
Reference User Guide includes VABTC Download
Travel Card for Australian citizens (homeaffairs.gov.au)
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 29 Jan 2011
Total posts 76
Just downloaded the app, set it up and up came my virtual APEC card. However, still can't travel anywhere!
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 20 Jun 2013
Total posts 4
I have an existing card, and using the original application number was also able to set this up via the APP.
So all good there for those that would also like to use the APP and may already have a card.
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