U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will extend support for the Mobile Passport Control (MPC) program to several ports of entry in Puerto Rico.
U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors will now have the option of MPC processing. MPC expedites the entry to the United States from foreign by using a mobile application to submit users’ passport and travel information to CBP.
"The world we live in is changing fast. CBP recognizes this and continues to transform the traveler’s experience by offering innovative ways to expedite entry into the United States, while maintaining the highest standards of security," said Roberto Vaquero, Assistant Director of Field Operations for Border Security.
Users will be able to utilize the application upon their arrival to selected locations including Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU), San Juan Pan-American Dock and San Juan Seaport Pier 4. It will be available at SJU on August 27 and at the mentioned seaport locations on August 28.
Travelers who successfully use the app will no longer have to complete a paper form or use an APC kiosk.
MPC is currently accepted in 30 locations and it has more than seven million members.