Mobile Passport Control (MPC) is now available at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
The MPC mobile app is currently available for use by U.S. and Canadian citizens, and is the first authorized mobile app for use in entering the United States.
With the Mobile Passport app, passengers submit their passport information and customs declaration form to CBP electronically before arrival.
Eligible passengers submit their passport information and customs declaration form to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) via a smartphone or tablet app before arrival.
The app does not require pre-approval, is free to use and does not collect any new information from passengers.
Passengers opting to use the app do not have to complete a paper customs declaration form.
They should experience shorter wait times, less congestion and faster processing.
How it works
Passengers follow these five steps to use MPC:
- Download the Mobile Passport Control App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store before arrival
- Create a profile with their passport information
- Complete the “New Trip” section upon arrival in the United States
- Submit the customs declaration form through the app to receive an electronic receipt with an Encrypted Quick Response (QR) code
- Bring their passport and smartphone or tablet with the digital bar-coded receipt to a CBP officer
Mazhar Butt, senior vice president of customer experience at DFW Airport:
“The Mobile Passport Control system is a simple and efficient way for U.S. and Canadian travelers to quickly clear through Customs when arriving at DFW. The collaboration with our partners at CBP has enabled us to deliver a number of products to provide a better overall customer experience by significantly reducing wait times in the DFW arrivals hall.”
About DFW passenger experience technology
The Mobile Passport Control (MPC) system is the latest technology implemented at DFW to improve the process of entering the country after an international trip.
In 2014 DFW introduced its leading edge Automated Passport Control (APC) technology, which now boasts 51 kiosks in all. The APC system can accommodate U.S. and Canadian visitors, international travelers from all 38-visa waiver countries. DFW also became the first U.S. airport to begin automatic processing of U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (citizens with “green cards”).
DFW also introduced Carry E-Z© lines, labeled in green in the International Arrivals Hall, which enable international passengers without checked bags to clear the CBP arrival area in one step and move directly to the landside concourse, thereby skipping the baggage claim process.
The MPC pilot launched in August 2014 for eligible passengers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is now available to passengers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Miami International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. MPC is expected to expand to more airports in 2016 and CBP has committed to expand the program to the 20 airports with the highest volumes of international travelers by the end of the calendar year.