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Automated Passport Control


O’Hare International Airport is the first airport in the U.S. to offer the Automated Passport Control (APC) program. APC is designed to help travelers move quickly through the U.S. border clearance process by entering information at a self-service kiosk.

What is APC?

APC is a free service and does not require pre-registration or membership. Instead of filling out a declaration card, passengers who are eligible (U.S. and Canadian passport holders at this time) can proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the passport control area. APC is easy to use and maintains the highest levels of protection when it comes to the handling of personal data or information.

Who Can Use APC?

APC can be used by all U.S. and Canadian passport holders arriving at O’Hare’s International Terminal 5.

How Do I Use APC?

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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer for verification.