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Passengers re-entering the U.S. can use new mobile app to clear customs at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport implemented an automated passport control system in 2014. The new mobile processing app will make the customs process even faster for U.S. and Canadian citizens reentering the U.S.
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport implemented an automated passport control system in 2014. The new mobile processing app will make the customs process even faster for U.S. and Canadian citizens reentering the U.S. Star-Telegram

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is making it even easier to re-enter the country after a trip abroad.

On Thursday, the airport announced it has partnered with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide a new mobile passport control app that can be used by U.S. and Canadian citizens entering the U.S.

The mobile app allows travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form electronically on their phone or tablet prior to arriving at DFW. Once a traveler inputs their passport information and declaration form, the app creates an electronic receipt that is then shown to a U.S. customs agent upon arrival.

DFW is the eighth airport allowed to use the mobile passport control app. It was first introduced by U.S. Customs in 2014 at Atlanta and is also available at Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago O’Hare, Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports.

“The collaboration with our partners at CBP has enabled us to deliver a number of products to provide a better overall customer experience by significantly reducing wait times in the DFW arrivals hall,” said Mazhar Butt, DFW Airport’s senior vice president of customer experience.

In 2014, the airport introduced an automated passport control kiosk that allows travelers from 38 visa-waiver countries to use kiosks in the hall to enter declaration information. There are now 51 kiosks in the hall. The airport also has a “Carry E-Z” lane that allows international customers without checked bags to clear the customs area and skip the baggage claim process.

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