U.S. Customs Releases 'Mobile Passport' App to Let You Skip the Line at the AirPort

U.S. Customs Releases 'Mobile Passport' App to Let You Skip the Line at the AirPort

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the United States.

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via a smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection. This first-of-its-kind app was developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnership with CBP as part of a pilot program at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. IPhone and iPad users can download the app for free from Apple’s App Store.

“We are strongly committed to the facilitation of travel and tourism to the United States, all while maintaining the highest security standards in the world,” said Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “Mobile Passport Control is an important step and one that we think the traveling public will embrace.”

Eligible travelers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be able to use the app beginning Aug. 13. MPC is expected to expand to more airports later this year and to Android smartphone users in the future.

MPC currently offers U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors a more efficient and secure in-person inspection between the CBP officer and the traveler upon arrival in the United States. Much like Automated Passport Control, the app does not require pre-approval, is free-to-use and does not collect any new information on travelers. As a result, travelers will experience shorter wait times, less congestion and faster processing.

This app effectively replaces the traditional blue-and-white paper declaration form required of all travelers entering the U.S. by air.

Steps:
1. Complete your profile with basic passport information.
2. Answer US CBP’s questions about your trip.
3. Submit your information WHEN YOU LAND and get a receipt from US CBP.
4. Skip the regular line and follow the signs for Mobile Passport Control.
5. Scan your receipt and show your passport to the US CBP officer.

You can download Mobile Passport from the App Store for free.

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U.S. Customs Releases 'Mobile Passport' App to Let You Skip the Line at the AirPortU.S. Customs Releases 'Mobile Passport' App to Let You Skip the Line at the AirPort

U.S. Customs Releases 'Mobile Passport' App to Let You Skip the Line at the AirPortU.S. Customs Releases 'Mobile Passport' App to Let You Skip the Line at the AirPort
Wreck Diver - August 26, 2014 at 5:24pm
When adding your passport information and choosing gender, the options are Male, Female, and Other. I imagine choosing "Other" would guarantee a trip to the Backscatter X-ray for additional screening after disembarking the aircraft.
! - August 25, 2014 at 9:51pm
iClarified, you do realize this is a real airport where planes land, not Apple's AirPort Express or Extreme. The "p" in airport should not be capitalized.
Me - August 26, 2014 at 6:39pm
Hahaha!!! U got that right!! "You Skip the Line at the AirPort"!! They are addicted to apple!!!
Ren - August 25, 2014 at 8:50pm
What's next, an app to secretly unlock coke machines?
Simon says - August 25, 2014 at 5:57pm
Lol. Install a app designed by the government? No thanks. I'll pass.
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