Mobile passport app makes travel back to US easier

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U.S. and Canadian citizens can expedite the entry process into the U.S.
The Mobile Passport App lets you skip the line at U.S. airports for Custom and Border Protection. Just fill out your profile and answer CBP’s questions – then go straight to the “Mobile Passport Control” express lane at the airport.

Download the free Mobile Passport app available at popular app stores, or visit http://mobilepassport.us.

How it works

Step 1: Download the free app and setup your profile
Enter your profile information as it appears on your valid, official passport. You can set up profiles for your entire family. Your information will be encrypted and shared only with CBP.

Step 2: Answer a few questions
Answer CBP’s four brief questions about your trip. Then carefully review all of your information for the trip.

Step 3: Submit to CBP
Once you land, connect to wireless or WiFi and submit your data to CBP. Remember: when you submit, you are confirming under penalty of law that your information is correct. Within a few seconds, you will receive a CBP receipt with an encrypted barcode. Your receipt will be valid for 4 hours.

Step 4: Skip the line and save time!
Follow the “Mobile Passport Control” signs and skip the lines. Show your passport to the CBP officer and scan the barcode on the CBP receipt. And that’s it.

About Mobile Passport Control
In order to manage growing volumes of trade and travel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched Mobile Passport Control, the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the United States. The app, much like the Automated Passport Control kiosks, streamlines the traveler inspection process and enables CBP officers to focus more on the inspection and less on administrative functions. This first-of-its-kind app was developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnerships with CBP.
The MPC app enables a traveler or family group to pre-position their biographic information prior to speaking with a CBP officer. The CBP officer is then able to focus on identity verification, admissibility and questioning to determine purpose and intent of travel.  This process will ultimately reduce the traveler’s time spent with the CBP officer — helping to improve service levels and decrease wait times.

For more information, visit www.cbp.gov.