The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has implemented the Mobile Passport Control application in California’s Sacramento International Airport as part of efforts to speed up processing at major international airports.
CBP said Thursday the app is designed to help travelers submit their passport data and other information to the agency through their mobile devices before their arrival.
“CBP remains committed to keeping the international arrivals process as secure and traveler-friendly as possible by offering new and innovative technology,” said Brian Humphrey, director of field operations in San Francisco.
The app is available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and, with the addition of SMF, is accessible at 21 international airports.
In June 2016, CBP also deployed the app to the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.
The app was launched in August 2014 for travelers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and has now reached 1 million downloads, according to the agency.
CBP partnered with the Airports Council International- North America and its technical partners to develop the app.