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Unlocking the Secret of Mobile Passport: How to Save Time and Stress at the Airport

Welcome, jet-setters! We all love traveling to new and exciting destinations, but let's be real - the airport experience can be a major headache. The lines, the crowds, the stress of making it to your gate on time... it's enough to make even the most seasoned traveler break a sweat. But what if we told you there's a secret weapon that can help you breeze through customs like a VIP? Say hello to Mobile Passport - the app that's revolutionizing the airport experience. In this post, we're going to show you how to unlock the power of Mobile Passport and save yourself time, stress, and even a few wrinkles. Get ready to travel like a boss!

What is Mobile Passport?

Mobile Passport is a revolutionary app that's transforming the way travelers experience airports. With Mobile Passport, users can breeze through customs by submitting their passport information and customs declaration form on their smartphone. This means no more waiting in long lines or filling out tedious forms by hand. By using Mobile Passport, travelers can save valuable time and reduce the stress of navigating a busy airport. Additionally, the app is free to use and accepted at 30 major U.S. airports and one cruise port. With its ease of use, convenience, and time-saving benefits, Mobile Passport is quickly becoming a must-have app for any frequent traveler.

Mobile Passport enables U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors to expedite their entry into the United States by submitting their passport and customs declaration form via their mobile devices. Upon arriving at the airport(I usually fill out the form on the plane and submit once I land), travelers can use the app to complete their declaration form and receive a digital receipt with a barcode. They can then proceed to the Mobile Passport Control express lane(Usually located next to the Global Entry line), where they will be able to scan their barcode and present their passport to a Customs and Border Protection officer. The process is quick and easy, and when the lanes are open it will save travelers valuable time during the customs and immigration process.

I absolutely love using Mobile Passport when traveling with my family! The ability to add more than one traveler to the declaration form makes it incredibly easy to navigate customs and immigration as a group. On my last trip home, I had a great experience with the app. A fellow travel agent and I arrived at the airport at the same time, but while she used Global Entry, I opted for Mobile Passport. To my surprise, I was able to clear customs before she did! The app definitely saved me time and hassle, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a quick and easy way to navigate customs and immigration when arriving in the United States.

Top 3 reasons why travelers should consider downloading the Mobile Passport app:

  1. Saves time: The Mobile Passport app allows travelers to complete the customs and border control process quickly and easily. By filling out their information on the app before they arrive at the border, they can avoid long lines and get through the process faster.

  2. Convenience: The Mobile Passport app is available for free on both Android and iOS devices, and it can be used at 30 airports and four cruise ports across the United States. It also allows travelers to store their passport information securely on their phone, so they don't have to carry their passport around with them.

  3. Security: The Mobile Passport app uses encryption and other security measures to protect travelers' personal information. By using the app, travelers can be confident that their data is being transmitted securely and that their privacy is being protected.

The MPC mobile app, is available to U.S. citizens and Canadian B1/B2 citizens visitors. MPC is currently available at the following 46 sites, including 33 U.S. International Airports, 9 Pre clearance locations, and 4 seaports of entry(as of April 24, 2023 as shown on the MPC website):

  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)

  • Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC)

  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

  • Denver International Airport (DEN)

  • Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

  • Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)

  • Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

  • Houston William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU)

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

  • Las Vegas Harry Ried International Airport (LAS)

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

  • Miami International Airport (MIA)

  • Miami Seaport

  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

  • Montreal Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

  • Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)*

  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

  • Palm Beach Seaport

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

  • Port Everglades Seaport

  • Portland International Airport (PDX)

  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • San Jose International Airport (SJC)

  • San Juan Airport (SJU)

  • San Juan Seaport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

  • Winnipeg James A Richardson International Airport (YWG)

MPC locations with an asterisk (*) will not open until 4/24/2023

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