Miami International Airport has joined Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in offering the Mobile Passport (http://mobilepassport.us), the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mobile app developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnership with CBP.
The first-of-its-kind mobile app for iOS and Android devices allows travelers to enter and submit their passport and customs declaration information using their smartphone or tablet instead of filling out traditional paper forms. MIA officials say it is the latest tech-based tool it has deployed to enhance the customer experience.
The free Mobile Passport app is available to U.S. citizens with a valid U.S. passport and Canadian citizens with both a valid Canadian passport and B1 or B2 visa status. After downloading the app, qualified travelers are prompted to set up a profile using information contained in their passport. The app also allows families traveling together to create multiple profiles. Once the profile is complete, travelers can use Mobile Passport to answer standard customs declaration questions, submit their information electronically upon landing, and take advantage of dedicated lanes for Mobile Passport users.
“MIA lobbied hard to be one of the very first U.S. airports to offer Mobile Passport to our passengers, and our partners at CBP and ACI-NA are to be commended for partnering in this effort,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “MIA is the perfect fit for Mobile Passport: we are America’s second-busiest port of entry, handling more than 20 million international passengers each year, and our organization is wholeheartedly committed to bringing the latest travel technology to our airport.”
“Since its debut last summer [Ed. Note: at ATL], Mobile Passport has transformed the Customs clearance process for eligible travelers arriving in the United States,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Mobile Passport has proved to be an outstanding example of the kind innovation that occurs when industry and government work together to achieve cost-effective solutions. We … look forward to additional airports coming online throughout 2015.”