What is MPC?
Are you ready to breeze through Customs?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has introduced a mobile application for U.S. and Canadian citizens called Mobile Passport Control (MPC). It is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler's arrival into the U.S. Eligible travelers submit their passport information and customs declaration form to CBP via a smartphone or tablet app prior to arrival. Android and iPhone users can download the MPC app for free from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Much like Automated Passport Control (APC), MPC does not require pre-approval, is free to use and does not collect any new information from travelers. Travelers opting to use the app will no longer have to complete a paper customs declaration form and will have access to a designated MPC lane to clear customs instead of entering the traditional CBP processing lanes. As a result, travelers will experience shorter wait times, less congestion and faster processing.