Mobile Passport Control
Who can use a Mobile Passport?
Currently, only U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors can use Mobile Passport Control. To do so, travelers will need a smartphone or tablet that is able to connect to the Internet or mobile network.
Does the Mobile Passport replace the physical version?
No. U.S. and Canadian citizens will still need to present a valid physical passport to the CBP officers upon arrival.
Will I need to join the processing line if using a Mobile Passport?
Yes. Travelers using a Mobile Passport can join a specific processing line to be processed by a CBP officer. However, the process will be faster.
Can families use Mobile Passport Control?
An additional 12 profiles can be created for family members traveling together. To make the process easier, the app allows a single household to submit one Mobile Passport Control transaction.
Is there only one Mobile Passport app?
The MPC app is the first-of-its-kind, developed by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), and their technical partners, in partnership with the CBP. Mobile Passport is currently the only app authorized by CBP. Travelers who are eligible can download the app through the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Is Mobile Passport Control safe?
Yes. The CBP uses secure encryption protocols to ensure that all passport information and answers to the inspection-related questions are protected. Personal data is transmitted securely to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), just as it would be if you were using an Automated Passport Control kiosk. You can decide whether to store profile information onto your smartphone or tablet for future use, or to delete it after your CBP inspection.
Who created the Mobile Passport Control app?
The Mobile Passport app is sponsored by the Airports Council International-North America, the Port of Everglades (PEV), and Boeing. The app was developed by Airside Mobile, Inc., who have been innovative in applying mobile technology to airport processes.