Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:53 AM - For Immediate Release
Mobile Passport Control Expands to Sacramento Intl Airport
SACRAMENTO, CA - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) announced today the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) services to SMF. Sacramento International Airport becomes the 21st airport to offer Mobile Passport Control for Customs and Border Protection processing.
Mobile Passport Control is the first authorized app to expedite a travelers’ arrival into the United States. Eligible travelers submit their passport information and answers to inspection-related questions to the CBP via a smartphone or tablet app prior to arrival. Travelers who use it do not have to complete a paper form. As a result, travelers will experience shorter wait times, less congestion, and faster processing.
Android and iPhone users can download the Mobile Passport app for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app is available to US citizens and Canadian visitors.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection remains committed to keeping the international arrivals process as secure and traveler-friendly as possible by offering new and innovative technology systems,” said Brian J. Humphrey, CBP Director of Field Operations in San Francisco. “The Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app adds another option proven to reduce wait times for the ever-growing number of international visitors without compromising our important border protection mission.”
This first-of-its-kind app was developed in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection by Airports Council International-North America and their technical partners.
“The number of international travelers continues to grow at Sacramento International Airport and we are happy to announce this free service and its added convenience in time for Christmas travel,” said John Wheat, Director of Airports. “Mobile Passport Control joins Global Entry as new amenities at the airport to facilitate customs processing for international travelers.”
The free app will come in especially handy for travelers on Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop service from Sacramento to Cabo San Lucas, which begins in June.
About Sacramento International Airport
The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field.
Sacramento International Airport is a self-supporting enterprise offering more than 145 nonstop flights on nine domestic and international carriers to 30 destinations. The regional economic impact of the airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit www.smf.aero.
Sacramento County Airport System, a department of Sacramento County, is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining four of the County’s airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. The Airport System provides more than $4 billion in annual economic impact to the Sacramento region. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.