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.
“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.
For more information on U.S. Customs and Border Protection, please visit www.cbp.gov.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.