Tired of Long Lines at Customs?
The last thing people want after a long flight, is to stand in line at customs. After being on an airplane for several hours, to sitting in an overly long line to pass through customs is one of the top things people dread during an international travel. Fortunately, for our constantly evolving technology in today's world, The U.S. Customs and Border Protections have come up with a new and improved strategy for people to efficiently go through customs without having to wait in an extensive line. They have developed a Mobile Passport Control app to help travelers plan their arrival so it will be a smoother journey. The app will allow one to create a profile with the same information that is typically on your hand held passport, but will have you go through a series of steps such as taking a self photo and answering questions upon arriving to your international destination. Once you have completed the information, an electronic receipt will be given to you which you will give the Customs and Border Protection officer.
With the development of the app, they believe it will give the Customs and Border Protection officer more time to spend on verifying and confirming the travelers intent to travel to the specific country where they have arrived. The app is still new and being authorized in certain countries but so far people are able to use the Mobile Passport Control app at the following seven international airports; Chicago O’Hare International (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), Miami International (MIA), San Francisco International (SFO), and lastly, Seattle Tacoma International (SEA). If you are traveling to and/or from one of these major international airports, I would highly Recommend looking into the Mobile Passport Control app to make your travel smooth and eliminate the additional stress of the long lines which sometimes can seem never ending.