Mobile Passport Control is now available at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
BWI is the 18th airport to offer Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to speed up the United States arrival process.
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.
How it works
Passengers follow these five steps to use MPC:
• Download the Mobile Passport Control App from the Apple App Store prior to arriving
• Create a profile with their passport information
• Complete the ‘New Trip’ section upon arrival in the US
• Submit their customs declaration form through the app to receive an electronic receipt with an Encrypted Quick Response (QR) code. This receipt will expire four hours after being issued
• Take their passport and smartphone or tablet with their digital bar-coded receipt to a CBP officer
MPC is now available at:
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Baltimore (BWI)
- Boston Logan (BOS)
- 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)
- Raleigh-Durham (RDU)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- San Jose (SJC)
- Seattle (SEA)
- Tampa (TPA)
- Washington Dulles (IAD)
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.
N.B. Image credit: Airside Mobile