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
Airport. “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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