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IES Publications:

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation  
Engineers Register (APEC)

                                                                                                                                                                      Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

I. Introduction

An APEC Engineer is defined as a person who is recognized as a professional engineer within an APEC Economy and who has satisfied an authorized body in that economy and who has satisfied the IES Monitoring Committee that he/she has met the criteria set by the the APEC Engineer Coordinating Committee to have:
a)     completed an accredited or recognised engineering program, or assessed 
        recognised equivalent;

b)     been assessed as eligible for independent practice in Singapore;

c)     gained a minimum of seven years practical experience since graduation;

d)     spent at least two years in responsible charge of significant engineering work;
        and state at least 2 years detailed working experience in report format and

e)     maintained a continuing professional development at a satisfactory level.

f)     to submit documentary evidence of participation in CPD at professional engineering
       level for the period under review

II. APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)

The ABTC cuts through the red tape of business travel, and gives frequent business travellers pre-cleared entry to participating APEC economies.

There are 21 economies currently participating in the Scheme: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, PNG, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam. Card holders enjoy:

• Fast-track entry and exit through special APEC lanes at major airports, and  
  multiple short term entry to these economies for a minimum of 59 days stay each 
  visit (click
here for details).

 No need to individually apply for visas or entry permits each time you travel to any
  of the participating APEC economies as the card is your visa.

• Cards are valid for three years from first issue.

Canada, the Russian Federation and the United States are currently Transitional Members of the scheme, which allow cardholders from all participating economies to use 'fast-track' immigration lanes (currently designated for air-crew) at major international airports.

Please note: Cardholders will still need to present valid passports and visas if required by existing United States and/or Canadian law, although expedited visa interview scheduling will be provided to APEC Cardholders at United States and Canadian embassies and consulates in APEC economies in cases where a visa is required for the Cardholder to travel to the United States and/or Canada.

Please click here to check for eligibility regarding the APEC Business Travel Card.  All applications must be submitted online at www.ica.gov.sg.

Please click here to access the Business Mobility website.

No counter applications will be accepted.

III. Fee Structure



Administration Fee

Annual Subscription Fee

$107 (Non-Refundable)


Cheques to be crossed and made payable to 'IES'

*incl. 7% GST 

IV. For Renewal


Subsequent Renewal - Annual Subscription Fee


*incl. 7% GST

Please enclose a copy of your PE Certificate pertaining to the year renewed and a documentary evidence of participation in CPD at professional engineering level for the period under review together with the renewal form along with a cheque to be crossed and made payable to 'IES'

V. Members of the APEC Coordinating Committee


The APEC Engineer Coordinating Committee had, in 2005, accepted IES as the authorised body in Singapore to operate the APEC Engineer Register.
Members of the APEC Engineer Coordinating Committee are:
·      Australia
       Represented by Engineers Australia (2000)

·      Canada
       Represented by Engineers Canada (2000)

·      Chinese Taipei
       Represented by Chinese Taipei APEC Engineer
       Monitoring Committee (2005)
·      Hong Kong China
       Represented by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (2000)
·      Indonesia
       Represented by Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (Institution of Engineers) (2001)
·      Japan
       Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers Japan (2000)
·      Korea
       Represented by Korean Professional Engineers Association (2000)
·      Malaysia
       Represented by Institution of Engineers Malaysia (2000)
·      New Zealand
       Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (2000)
·      Philippines
       Represented by Professional Regulatory Board (2003)
·      Philippines
       Represented by Philippine Technological Council (2001)
·      Singapore
       Represented by The Institution of Engineers Singapore (2005)
·      Thailand
       Represented by Council of Engineers Thailand (2003)
·      United States
       Represented by United States Council for International Engineering Practice
Details of the APEC Engineer can be found here

APEC Monitoring

     APEC Member Listing

     APEC Application


     APEC Renewal  

     APEC Renewal  


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