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Mobile Passport Control App Speeds Up Summer Travel at World’s Busiest Airport

Release Date: 
June 17, 2015

ATLANTA– U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently demonstrated Mobile Passport Control (MPC) during the busy summer travel season at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. CBP officials joined Delta Airlines and Airports Council International at the Federal Inspection Station Hall, where over 15,000 international travelers arrive daily. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite travelers’ entry into the United States. U.S. and Canadian citizens can submit their information to CBP via the app prior to arrival.

Smartphone displaying Mobile Passport Control App

Smartphone displays Mobile Passport Control App

“Mobile Passport Control is the latest technology helping to speed travelers through customs,” said Port Director Stephen Kremer. “The app’s debut here at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport continues to enhance travelers’ experience by sharply reducing wait times.”

The first-of-its-kind app was developed by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) and their technical partner in partnership with CBP. Eligible travelers with a smart device can download the Mobile Passport app for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and create a secure profile to speed processing in customs lines. Currently, the Mobile Passport app is also available for use at airports in Miami, Seattle and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. 

MPC is just one part of CBP’s resource optimization strategy which is transforming the way CBP does business in land, air and sea environments. With the expansion of Trusted Traveler Programs, Automated Passport Control kiosks and MPC, average wait times were down 13 percent at the top 10 airports last year. These programs are speeding up cross-border travel, while maintaining high security standards. 

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017