Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the latest to offer Mobile Passport Control.
MSP is the thirteenth airport to offer the app.
Mobile Passport Control (MPC) is the first authorized app to expedite passenger arrival into the United States. Eligible passengers submit their passport information and customs declaration form to CBP via a smartphone or tablet app before arrival.
MPC currently offers U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors a more secure and efficient in-person inspection between the CBP officer and the passenger upon arrival in the United States. Much like Automated Passport Control (APC), the app does not require pre-approval, is free to use and does not collect any new information from passengers. As a result, passengers will experience shorter wait times, less congestion and faster processing.
Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) now offers Mobile Passport Control (MPC), Automated Passport Control (APC) and Global Entry kiosks.
How it works
Passenger 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
For more information see CBP/gov.
Brian Ryks, executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission:
“The goal is to use technology to make the process of entering the country through MSP International Airport as simple and efficient as possible. For travelers without mobile devices, we have also installed 34 Automated Passport Control kiosks in our International Arrivals areas. They work much the same way as Mobile Passport Control but provide a printed rather than electronic receipt to expedite the entry process.”
Jennifer De La O, Area Port Director:
“CBP is pleased to offer Mobile Passport Control as an option to expedite travelers’ entry into the United States at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. CBP remains committed to making the international arrivals experience as traveler-friendly as possible through innovation and collaboration with stakeholders while maintaining the highest security standards.”
MPC is now available at:
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
- Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
- Denver (DEN)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL)
- Miami (MIA)
- Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)
- New York John F. Kennedy (JFK)
- Newark (EWR)
- Orlando (MCO)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- San Jose (SJC)
- Seattle (SEA)
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 passengers by the end of the calendar year.
Android and iPhone users can download the Mobile Passport app for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
N.B. Image credit: Airside Mobile
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA)