New App To Make Entry into the States More Efficient

Mobile Passport Control app is big news for international travelers

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The Mobile Passport Control app was developed in partnership with Customs and Border Patrol.

Wishing that Customs and Border Patrol was a more efficient, smoother process when coming into the States? Now there’s an app to help make that happen. 

Mobile Passport Control is a new app that will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration forms via a smartphone or tablet before going through customs.

Mobile Passport Control was developed in partnership with Customs and Border Patrol. The app is still in its early stages and so far is part of pilot program at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Citizens of the U.S. as well as visitors from Canada are eligible to download the app, which can be done for free from the Apple Store using an iPhone or an iPad device.

Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a statement about the new app, acknowledging that Customs and Border Patrol will be facilitating inbounding tourism while maintaining security.

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“Mobile Passport Control is an important step,” Mayorkas said, “and one that we think the traveling public will embrace.”