Mobile Passport Control

Mobile Passport Control


Streamline your U.S. arrival


Free

2.7.0for iPhone, iPod touch
9.7
49K+ Ratings
US Customs and Border Protection
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64 MB
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May 21, 2024
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About Mobile Passport Control

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) is an official application created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that streamlines your CBP processing experience at select U.S. entry locations. Simply fill out your traveler profile, answer CBP inspection-related questions, and proceed straight to the “Mobile Passport Control” lane at the airport or seaport.

MPC is a voluntary program which can be used by U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizen Visitors, Lawful Permanent Residents, and Visa Waiver Program Visitors at any of the supported airport and seaport locations found on our website: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/mobile-passport-control

MPC provides a more efficient, secure in-person inspection process for the CBP Officer and the traveler, and shortens overall entry wait times.


MPC can be used in 6 simple steps:

1. Create a traveler profile using biographic information from your passport; You can create a profile for all eligible members in a family group. Your profiles will be securely stored on your device completely free to be used for future travel.

2. Select your method of travel, select your port of entry and terminal (if applicable), answer CBP inspection-related questions, certify the truthfulness and accuracy of your answers, and, upon arriving at your selected port of entry, tap the “Submit Now” button.

3. Capture a clear and unobstructed photo of each traveler (including yourself) that you added to your submission.

4. Once your submission is processed, CBP will send a virtual receipt back to your device.

5. Proceed to the MPC designated lane upon arrival and be prepared to present your passport and other relevant travel documents. Please note: MPC does not replace your passport; your passport will need to be presented to the CBP Officer.

6. The CBP Officer will complete the inspection. If further information is required, the CBP Officer will let you know.
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What's New in the Latest Version 2.7.0

Last updated on May 21, 2024
Old Versions
Additions
- Added a submission reminder notification that will appear when you arrive at your selected port of entry before you submit
- Added a notification preferences screen to manage which notifications the MPC app will send
- Added a new lock screen in place of the PIN keyboard screen
- Added an option to delete all saved data without resetting security preferences
- Added a Queuing Instructions section on some receipts

Changes
- Removed the QR code from the receipt
- Redesigned the back of the receipt to show more information now that the QR code is removed
- Combined security preferences and manage data into one screen
- Streamlined the security unlock process to always prefer biometric login when activated
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Version History
2.7.0
May 21, 2024
Additions
- Added a submission reminder notification that will appear when you arrive at your selected port of entry before you submit
- Added a notification preferences screen to manage which notifications the MPC app will send
- Added a new lock screen in place of the PIN keyboard screen
- Added an option to delete all saved data without resetting security preferences
- Added a Queuing Instructions section on some receipts

Changes
- Removed the QR code from the receipt
- Redesigned the back of the receipt to show more information now that the QR code is removed
- Combined security preferences and manage data into one screen
- Streamlined the security unlock process to always prefer biometric login when activated
2.6.2
Apr 2, 2024
Additions
- Added support for German and Italian localizations
- Added a new release notes section to the What's new page

Changes
- Updated the verbiage on the receipt to indicate that the officer will capture an additional photo upon arrival
- Reformatted the front of the receipt to include port and terminal in addition to group size

Fixes
- Fixed an issue where the document scanner would insert the wrong date if the device is using a different date format
2.6.1
Feb 27, 2024
Additions
- Added support for French localizations
- Added category for translation issues to customer support view

Fixes
- Fixed an incorrect Spanish translation for the word "Close"
2.6.0
Feb 6, 2024
Additions
- Added localizations for Spanish

Fixes
-Fixed an issue where the date of birth and expiration date would be displayed one day off on the receipt info
2.5.2
Jan 18, 2024
Additions
- Added an option to temporarily add traveler information for one-time use during submission.
- Temporary travelers will be removed from the app after the associated submission is completed

Changes
- Changed how we display the terminal names to improve consistency with how the terminals appear at the physical location
2.5.1
Dec 12, 2023
Changes
- Updated CBP icons

Fixes
- Fixed an issue where displaying longer lists of COA travelers would cause the last traveler to be obscured by the proceed button on COA selection page
2.5.0
Dec 5, 2023
Additions
- Added support for Visa Waiver Program passport holders in MPC
- Note: We only require you to provide a name and a photo for VWP travelers
- Added a new feature announcement that will display on major updates; this can also be viewed in the user guide section under What's New
- Added a new badge to traveler cards that shows the selected COA

Changes
- We now require individual purpose of travel selections for each Canadian and VWP traveler; your selections will be saved for future submissions
- Improved animations on lists and the PIN login screens
- Updated the version alerts to the modern alert style
- Updated user guides and FAQs to reflect the addition of VWP travelers

Fixes
- Fixed an issue that caused the accent color to appear in the wrong color scheme after the photo update prompt appeared in light mode
- Fixed a bug causing the biometric setup prompt to appear when resetting the PIN
- Fixed an issue with animations on the PIN screens
- Fixed an issue causing the app to close when taking a photo after scanning an MRZ on the traveler form
2.4.0
Nov 16, 2023
Additions
- Introduced a fresh new look for the MPC receipt
- Note: Most locations no longer require QR codes for MPC travelers but your QR code is still available on the back of the new receipt should an officer request to see it.

Changes
- Categorized some more submission errors so that an appropriate message is displayed when they occur
- Updated FAQs and other content to reflect the changes to the receipt
- Receipts will now be deleted automatically 12 hours after they expire
- Improved some animations around submission
- Improved location services accuracy for preclearance locations

Fixes
- Fixed the underlying issue causing iOS 17.1 to crash when displaying the terminal selector; we've re-enabled the auto-navigation between port and terminal when a port has multiple terminals to select
- Fixed an issue where location services was sometimes causing errors during submission, especially when a device has a poor network connection
2.3.2
Oct 26, 2023
Fixes
- Fixed an issue that would cause the app to close when selecting a port with multiple terminal options on iOS 17.1
2.3.1
Oct 23, 2023
Fixes
- Fixed some issues that could occur during submissions
2.3.0
Oct 18, 2023
Additions
- Added information on receipts to include a message about where to go
- Added tips to provide contextual access to relevant user guides
- Added two new detailed errors for submission regarding connectivity issues
- Added a new user guide for troubleshooting connectivity issues
- Added new animations for iOS 17 on checkboxes and progress bars
- Added option to cancel a submission during the photo capture process

Changes
- Updated the document reader
- Changed some information on the onboarding views to now reference the user guides
- Updated error message UI for when a face is not detected during photo capture
- Updated styling of some buttons and icons

Fixes
- Fixed an issue causing icons to appear larger than intended on iOS 17
- Fixed an issue causing the FAQ icon to appear as a question mark instead of the intended icon on iOS 15
2.2.1
Sep 7, 2023
Changes
- Added a button to access the supported locations list from the user guide list
- Added more informative errors for the document reader
- Added some new content to the eligibility guide regarding Global Entry users
- Added some new content to the traveler guide regarding LPR users

Fixes
- Fixed a bug preventing some travelers from being deleted if they were added to a previously deleted submission
- Fixed an issue where the shadow of the port details navigation buttons was cut off
2.2.0
Aug 31, 2023
New Features
- We've added a user guide section to the Settings tab that contain a step by step guide to completing the MPC submission process.
- Additionally, we've added guides on how to manage saved travelers, troubleshoot any location services issues, and a guide outlining exactly who is eligible to use the MPC app at this time.

Changes
- Updated the style of various section headers
- Settings menu icons now disappear at very large text sizes, prioritizing the large text over decorative icons
- Updated the style of error alerts and various other alerts
- This should also improve error messages by providing a more accurate message when something is wrong
- Added a CBP port selector to the port error report page; you can change which port you are reporting an issue for without having to navigate back to the full port list

2.1.0
Aug 1, 2023
New Features
- We've added location suggestions so that the app will try to select the closest airport to you during the submission process.
- Note: If you are not near your destination when you are preparing your submission, you can deny the suggestion to see the full list of supported locations.
- Nearby locations will be listed at the top of the CBP port selector screen.

Fixes
- Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur on startup
- Fixed an issue where the list of supported locations would sometimes not show the city name and instead display "Unknown Location"
2.0.0
Jul 18, 2023
New Features
- We have completed a full redesign of the CBP Form workflow along with a ton of other UI changes to bring an updated look and feel to all pages
- We've also added native support for dark mode through the app
- Added a list of all supported ports on the landing page along with some more details about each port.
- The customer support option now provides three categories to choose from
- Ports can now be searched by city as well as port name

Changes
- Updated all buttons to a new style
- Overhauled camera capture so that you have a much greater control of traveler photos and the UI reacts more fluidly to changes
- Updated design of More tab and changed it to the Settings tab

Fixes
- Improved VoiceOver support for all screens
1.7.3
Jun 20, 2023
Fixes
- Fixed an issue where selecting some ports failed to properly select the terminal preventing submissions.
1.7.2
Jun 20, 2023
Changes
- You no longer need to select a terminal unless a port has multiple supported terminals.
1.7.0
Jun 1, 2023
New Features
- We've added support for Lawful Permanent Resident Cards in MPC! 
- Just create a new traveler and select Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) as your document type and provide a photo at submission.
- Before selecting this option, make sure you check in to your flight using your LPR card to ensure a seamless process.

Changes
- Updated a lot of errors and messages during the submission process to help communicate more specific issues
- Changed a few colors and themes to improve accessibility
- Traveler cards now display the document type under the traveler name rather than any specific document info

Fixes
- Fixed a bug that caused the baggage link list to not filter properly while using the search bar
- Fixed some bugs with the document scanner
1.6.1
Mar 29, 2023
Changes
- Added a guide box to the camera preview to help line up photos properly
- Photos captured with the front camera will now flip to their original orientation when saving
1.6.0
Jan 20, 2023
New Features
- Added automatic photo cropping when taking a photo of a traveler to remove background noise

Changes
- Port list is now sorted by port name rather than code

Fixes
- Fixed an issue where biometric login was sometimes disabled when restarting the app
- Fixed some incorrect error messages that would appear when a device has poor network connectivity
1.5.6
Dec 6, 2022
Changes
- Added support for hyphens and apostrophes in document name fields

Fixes
- Fixed capitalization of port names with apostrophes
1.5.5
Nov 17, 2022
Changes
- Updated design for the landing page to add a third option for Preclearance
- Separated out Preclearance airport options from U.S. airport options
- Added tooltip to describe difference between the two airplane options

Fixes
- Improved error handling during submission
- Users without a mail client installed on their device will no longer experience a crash when attempting to send an error report
1.5.4
Oct 28, 2022
Changes
- Improved location checks to reduce instances of user's location being incorrect at submission time
- Improved support email templates with information about the selected port of entry

Fixes
- Fixed an issue where location alerts would appear at some U.S. airports where they should not be
1.5.3
Oct 7, 2022
Fixes
- Fixed an issue that caused the document scanner to not appear
- Fixed colors of various navigation elements for iOS 16
- Fixed the header bar on the PIN screen on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to support the dynamic island
1.5.2
Sep 27, 2022
Changes
- Updated the layout of the QR code receipts by unifying all travelers into one QR receipt with one QR code.
- You only need to scan the QR code one time for all travelers in your group.
- Checking in to a flight with only your NEXUS card is not supported in MPC. Make sure all travelers in your group complete the flight check-in process using their passports.

Fixes
- Fixed an issue where the date of birth and expiration would be off by one day when crossing multiple time zones after saving data.
- Fixed an issue where the location too far alert was displaying in locations that it should not have.

Mobile Passport Control FAQ

Click here to learn how to download Mobile Passport Control in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Mobile Passport Control.
iPhone
Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Mobile Passport Control supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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