New App Allows You To Bypass Forms And Lines When Arriving At MIA From Abroad

Passengers arriving at MIA on international flights now have a new way to skip the lines at passport control.

U.S. passport holders (and Canadians who hold certain visas) can download a free app called Mobile Passport to their phones, where a user profile can be saved. After each trip abroad, travellers will need to answer four questions about their trip in the app, allowing them to skip filling out paper forms or kiosks.

Users of the app will  have access to a special line, where they will show their passport and have a barcode receipt on their phone scanned by a U.S. Customs & Border Protection agent.

The app was first introduced at Atlanta’s airport in August. Just 500 downloads of the app have been recorded in the Android store. Apple does not release download statistics for the iTunes store.

Long lines at CBP checkpoints are a common complaint at MIA, which is the second busiest international gateway in the U.S. MIA was also one of the first airports to add CBP kiosks, which have since been opened up to foreign passport holders who are coming from a visa waiver country.

 

 

1 Comment

  1. anonymous

    February 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Why does this need to be in the form of an app and not just a website that anyone can use from any device?

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