Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will shortly be rolling out a mobile app and revising the I-94 website so that individuals at land border crossings (not air and sea) will be able to pre-order a paper I-94 and pay a $6 fee online. The I-94 will be ready for the individual upon arrival, provided he or she is found to be admissible. The $6 fee will be non-refundable.
The Mobile App
CBP will also be rolling out and expanding a mobile app that is already in use in several airports. The Metropolitan Airports Commission and CBP announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
Mobile Passport Control is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s arrival into the United States. Eligible travelers submit their passport information and customs declaration form to CBP via a smartphone and tablet app prior to arrival.
Android and iPhone users can download the Mobile Passport app for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The app does not require pre-approval, is free to use and does not collect any new information from travelers. Travelers opting to use the app or the APC kiosks will no longer have to complete a paper customs declaration.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International is the 13th U.S. airport to offer Mobile Passport Control. The service is also available at airports in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New York’s JFK, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.
Information about Mobile Passport Control, including how to download, user eligibility and other frequently asked questions, is available on CBP.gov.
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