CBP Mobile passport control

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the latest location to implement the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mobile Passport Control (MPC). The move will streamline entry into the US for citizens and select non-US travellers.

Describing MPC as an important step in expediting entry into the US for US citizens, Marty C. Raybon, Director of Field Operations said: “The use of MPC streamlines the travellers entry process into the United States by reducing passport control inspection time and overall wait time.”

By using MPC, eligible travellers can submit travel document photo and customs declaration information through a free, secure app on a handheld mobile device. Once the app has been downloaded, users will be prompted to create a profile with their passport information any time prior to arriving in a CBP facility. Up to 12 profiles can be created for family memebers and a single household can submit a single MPC transaction.

On arriving at Detroit Metro passengers can then take a selfie for every member of their travelling group and submit their information to CBP through the MPC app without using a paper form.

Photo: [C] US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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