Do I have to sign-up to use Automated Passport Control?
No, there's sign-up and memberships are not required to use Automated Passport Control. As long as you're a US or Canadian citizen, or you're on the Visa Waiver Program, you'll be able to use APC.
If you are an eligible U.S. or Canadian traveller, you can download the Mobile Passport app from either the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, depending on what is compatible with your device.
Travellers will be prompted to use their passport information to create a profile, including name, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship.
Upon arrival in the U.S. travellers will then need to complete the “New Trip” section, simply by selecting their arrival airport and airline, uploading a self-photo, and answering a series of CBP inspection-related questions. Effectively, the traveller is completing a number of administrative tasks, speeding up the passport control inspection with the CBP officer!
Once submitted, the traveller will then receive an electronic receipt and Encrypted Quick Response (QR) code.
Travellers will just need to bring their passport and mobile device, with their digital bar-coded receipt, to a CBP officer finalise their inspection for entry into the United States.