Mobile Passport Control

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About this app

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) is an official application created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that streamlines your CBP processing experience at select U.S. entry locations. Simply fill out your traveler profile, answer CBP inspection-related questions, and proceed straight to the “Mobile Passport Control” lane at the airport or seaport.

MPC is a voluntary program which can be used by U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizen Visitors, Lawful Permanent Residents, and Visa Waiver Program Visitors at any of the supported airport and seaport locations found on our website:

MPC provides a more efficient, secure in-person inspection process for the CBP Officer and the traveler, and shortens overall entry wait times.

MPC can be used in 6 simple steps:

1. Create a traveler profile using biographic information from your passport; You can create a profile for all eligible members in a family group. Your profiles will be securely stored on your device completely free to be used for future travel.

2. Select your method of travel, select your port of entry and terminal (if applicable), answer CBP inspection-related questions, certify the truthfulness and accuracy of your answers, and, upon arriving at your selected port of entry, tap the “Submit Now” button.

3. Capture a clear and unobstructed photo of each traveler (including yourself) that you added to your submission.

4. Once your submission is processed, CBP will send a virtual receipt back to your device.

5. Proceed to the MPC designated lane upon arrival and be prepared to present your passport and other relevant travel documents. Please note: MPC does not replace your passport; your passport will need to be presented to the CBP Officer.

6. The CBP Officer will complete the inspection. If further information is required, the CBP Officer will let you know.
Updated on
Mar 26, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

46.5K reviews
Sharmon Lebby
April 26, 2024
This app is pretty useless. I tried it but you can't submit it until you land at the entry point airport. Then you have to take a photo of yourself. Clear light, no distracting backgrounds, no other distinguishable faces, and you can't pull a photo from your gallery. It's next to impossible to meet these conditions while you're in the airport at customs. This step should probably come before the submit button. No idea what comes after that. Didn't get passed the photo portion.
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Mike Littler
March 17, 2024
App does work well. Only problem is it's not widely useable even for airports listed as using it. Only works and helps if the airport has a separate line and Automated passport Control(APC) machines. MSP does NOT. So complete waste of time. Edit 2024, 2 years after the app said MSP was available, and app still shows MSP but it's still not here !!!
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April 13, 2024
Download and install ok. The "take photo" part should be earlier in the process of filling in the form. It only asks after landing . Then, it never could submit the form after landing. I had to go through the normal process at CBP. Wasted time with the app. Other communication was happening so the network wasn't the issue. There is some work to do.
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What's new

- Added support for German and Italian localizations
- Added a new release notes section to the What's new page

- Updated the verbiage on the receipt to indicate that the officer will capture an additional photo upon arrival

- Fixed an issue where the document scanner would insert the wrong date if the device is using a different date format