U.S . Customs and Border Protection launched first authorized app

U.S . Customs and Border Protection announced today the launch of the first authorized app to speed up a traveler’s entry process into the United States. The Mobile Passport Control will let travelers submit their passport information and customs declaration form by way of smartphone or tablet before CBP inspection. The app was developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International – North America in partner ship with CBP as part of a pilot program at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International

US Border SecurityAirport. “CBP continues to transform the international arrivals experience for travelers by offering new and innovative ways to expedite entry into the United States, while maintaining the highest standards of security” said CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. By offering this app to passengers, we hope to build upon the succes we have alreeady experienced with Automated Passport Control,

which has resulted in decreases in wait times as much as 25-40 percent, even with continued growth in international arrivals. Eligible travelers arriving at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be able to use the app beginning Aug. 13. MPC is expected to expand to more airports later this year to Android smartphone users in the future.

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  • Ali

    Sir what kind of app is this? Will it work to apply for visas or what? What is its name? How can we accommodate by this? Is there any fault chance of this app means getting refusal mistakenly?
    Thank you.

    • owen

      Hello Ali,

      This is a relatively new app which is meant to make your travel experience more efficient, but if you are dealing with visa’s you will still be required to go through all the normal background and identification verifications. Please let us know if you have any further questions regarding immigrating to the U.S. or Canada.


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