Mobile Passport - Officially authorized by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection
By Airside Mobile LLC
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Skip the line at the airport when entering the USA with MOBILE PASSPORT! Officially authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, MOBILE PASSPORT allows travelers to submit their passport control and customs declaration information via their iPhone or iPad and bypass the regular line to enter the United States. This app effectively replaces the traditional blue-and-white paper declaration form required of all travelers entering the U.S. by air.
1. Complete your profile with basic passport information.
2. Answer US CBP’s questions about your trip.
3. Submit your information WHEN YOU LAND and get a receipt from US CBP.
4. Skip the regular line and follow the signs for Mobile Passport Control.
5. Scan your receipt and show your passport to the US CBP officer.
MOBILE PASSPORT service is currently available at:
- Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
- Denver International Airport (DEN)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
- Miami International Airport (MIA)
- Newark International Airport (EWR)
- New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- Orlando International Airport (MCO)
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
with more airport locations to follow.
US and Canadian citizens (on B1 or B2 visas) are eligible to use MOBILE PASSPORT. Household members who are traveling together may be included in a single submission.
Submissions must be sent upon landing at destination airport. Receipts are valid for 4 hours. Receipts may NOT be re-used or transferred.
****YOU MUST ENTER YOUR NAME AS IT IS ON YOUR PASSPORT.
****MOBILE PASSPORT IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR PASSPORT. BRING YOUR PASSPORT!
What's New in Version 1.1.3
- Small bug fixes
My new fav travel app
I'm not a frequent flyer by any measure, but decided to give it a try for the convenience potential. Mobile passport did not disappoint!
I downloaded the app before leaving home and added my passport info. Then returning to FLL last night I filled out the "new trip" form in airplane mode and as soon as we touched down I turned off airplane and submitted. I got a receipt in about 5 secs. I was seated in row 6 but used the bathroom when I got off the plane. So when I got to passport control there was already over 100 people there, but no one in the mobile passport line! I went to the official scanned my receipt, showed him my passport, less than a minute! I was the second person at the baggage carousel! I had to wait about 10 mins for the carousel to even start, then lots of other bags came off before mine. And again there was a long line at customs. But again I went to the mobile passport line where there was no one! The official saw one other person from the other line then me! I felt like I was cheating to get such great service.
Except for waiting on the bag carousel the entire process (of both checks) took under 5 mins. Unheard of (in my book) for an international arrival!
Because of the unexpectedly short time I got outside before my ride had even left home. They were used to waiting an hour after landing to go to the airport! I look forward to the next trip, now that we know the drill...
This is a must have app for me!
Great! But be cautious
This app was very helpful when I came back from a group tour from South Korea. Because I filled out the information ahead of time, I skipped the big line for customs in the Seattle Airport which was an hour wait. I also skipped the exit line. Overall, what would have taken me a couple hours took me 30 minutes to get through everything! I was very pleased with the development in the app. Word of caution! Seattle airport has not updated its signs yet to accommodate this app so finding what line to be in was difficult. I don't know if this is all true for the airports who use this app but that is more the airports responsibility than this app. Make sure if you fill the info out, ask which line to go in so you don't get stuck waiting when you Don't need to. Good luck!
SFO - Fist time using app
There were no clear marking as to where to go. Ending up standing in line for the kiosks. Attendant realized that I had the app and took me to the front of the second line to speak with an immigration officer. So in that case I did save 30 minutes and could have saved even more time if I knew where I was going. The officer gave me an exit A pass for customs which after I claimed my check-in bag led me to a long line for a secondary check on my luggage wile nearly everyone else was waived through. I was behind 20 people with tons of luggage and boxes. As I travel very light and thought I would be saving time with the app, I asked to make sure I was in the right line. Sure enough I had to wait as everyone else's luggage and boxes were rummaged through. When it came to me, my suitcase was scanned and I was allowed to leave without my things being touched. I will give the app another try. But today was my longest experience retuning to the states - 1.5 hours just to leave the airport!