O’Hare is the first airport in the U.S. to offer the Automated Passport Control (APC) program. APC is designed to help travelers move more quickly through the U.S. border clearance process by entering information at a self-service kiosk. APC can be used by all U.S. and Canadian passport holders arriving at O’Hare’s International Terminal 5. APC is a free service and does not require pre-registration or membership. Instead of filling out a declaration card, passengers who are eligible (Only U.S. passport holders at this time) can proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the passport control area.
Travelers will be prompted to answer a series of questions at the touch screen self-service kiosk. Once passengers have completed the series of questions, a receipt will be issued. Travelers then bring their passport, travel information and receipt to a CBP officer for verification. APC is easy to use and maintains the highest levels of protection when it comes to the handling of personal data or information.