KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
All U.S. citizens traveling into the United States from the
Caribbean and Mexico must have a valid U.S. passport.
Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows U.S. citizens to expedite through U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Just fill out your profile and answer CBP’s questions – then go straight to the “MobilePassport Control” express lane at the airport!
Eligible travelers can download the Mobile Passport app from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Travelers will be prompted to create a profile via the app with their passport information. Once the traveler submits their transaction through the app, the traveler will receive an electronic receipt with an Encrypted Quick Response (QR) code. Travelers then bring their passport and mobile device with their digital bar-coded receipt to a CBP officer to finalize their inspection for entry into the United States.
This program allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports. At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.
For single (divorced, widowed, or simply married, but solo) parents, grandparents, or family friends taking children on a vacation, there is an often-overlooked planning step that can end a vacation before it begins—the permission letter. Airlines and immigration agents can deny minor children initial boarding or entry to foreign countries without proper proof of identification and citizenship and a permission letter from absent or non-custodial parents.