Mobile Passport Control (MPC): What is it? Eligibility, How to submit travel document, customs declaration through MPC?


What is Mobile Passport Control (MPC)?

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) is a mobile app that enables US and Canadian passport holders entering the United States to submit their passport information and customs declaration form to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It allows to submit their travel document, photo, and customs declaration information through a free, secure app on their smartphone or other mobile device.

What is the use of MPC?

  • Streamlines the traveler’s entry process into the United States by reducing passport control inspection time and overall wait time.
  • It doesn’t require pre-approval.
  • Travelers who use the MPC app will no longer have to complete a paper form or use an APC kiosk.

How to submit Travel Documents through MPC Apps?

  1. Download the MPC Application from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
  2. Eligible travelers will be prompted to create a profile with their passport or LPR card information.
  3. Preclearance location users: Select “Preclearance” before selecting departing Port of Entry (Mode of Entry)
  4. Traveler’s not using Pre-clearance while landing in the US: Select “U.S. airport” (Mode of Entry) and their arrival airport or seaport and terminal.
  5. Take Self -Photo and answer to CBP Inspection questions.
  6. After transaction through App, you’ll receive an Electronic receipt with Encrypted Quick Response (QR) code.
  7. You may bring your physical passport and mobile device with their digital QR-coded receipt to a CBP officer to finalize their inspection for entry into the United States.
  8. Cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity is required to send information and receive a receipt.

**NOTE: Travelers may complete profile(s) without being connected to the internet.

Who are eligible to use the MPC Mobile App?

  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. lawful permanent residents (LPR)
  • Canadian B1/B2 citizens visitors

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) Location

Eligible travelers can use their Smartphone or tablet to download the Mobile Passport Control (MPC) mobile application (app). They can use in,

  • U.S International Airports
  • Preclearance locations
  • Seaports of Entry

**NOTE: Mobile Passport Control program (MPC) will expand on Aug. 30 to include the Montreal and Toronto Preclearance locations and Vancouver in late September, bringing MPC availability to 38 air and seaport locations.

List of MPC approved sites

MPC is currently available at the following 48 sites, including 33 U.S. International Airports, 11 Preclearance locations, and 4 seaports of entry.

Which Airports are using Mobile Passport Control (MPC)?

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) Montreal Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Calgary International Airport (YYC) Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Denver International Airport (DEN) Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Edmonton International Airport (YEG) Portland International Airport (PDX)
Dulles International Airport (IAD) Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Houston William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) San Juan Airport (SJU)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Las Vegas Harry Ried International Airport (LAS) Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Miami International Airport (MIA)

Which Seaports are using Mobile Passport Control (MPC)?

  • Miami Seaport
  • Palm Beach Seaport
  • Palm Beach Seaport
  • San Juan Seaport

How did MPC used for Family Members?

Family members can create upto 12 profiles and all authorized MPC apps allowed for a single household to submit 1 MPC transaction that includes answers to CBP inspection questions.

Download Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app on Apple app store / Google Play Store

What are the Mobile Apps used for other approved CBP Applications in U.S?

You must keep your CBP MPC app up to date from your Apple or Google App Store. It’ll receive a workflow refresh Mid July that will enhance the traveler experience. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers a suitable mobile applications (apps) to help expedite the travel process when entering the United States, help customs brokers facilitate import inspections and more.

CBP One™

It is available for brokers/carriers/forwarders to request appointments for the inspection of cargo and for travelers to apply for and view their I-94s and to check land border wait times from their mobile device.

CBP ROAM

The CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) app allows pleasure boaters and other eligible travelers who arrive at remote locations to report their arrival online. It is used to submit a report of arrival, pleasure boaters who are not currently enrolled in a Trusted Traveler Program, Local Boater Option, or I-68 program.

CBP Border Wait Times (BWT)

The CBP Border Wait Times (BWT) app gives the estimated wait times for reaching the primary inspection booth. The first point of contact with CBP when crossing the U.S./Canada and U.S./Mexico land borders. Each border location updates its estimated wait times hourly.

myCBP

myCBP app provides a login for users that allows access to CBP information such as Frontline magazine, public messages, and social media posts.

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