MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Filling out forms for customs may soon be a thing of the past for some international travelers.READ MORE: South Florida Caravan Heads To DC To Ask US Government To End Cuba’s Communist Regime
In hopes of “enhancing” customer experience at customs,” Miami International Airport will be the second airport in the country to offer the new customs mobile app.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) app allows international travelers to enter and submit their passport and customs declaration information using a smartphone or tablet in lieu of filling out the traditional paper forms.READ MORE: Historic Little Havana House Goes Up In Flames
“MIA lobbied hard to be one of the very first U.S. airports to offer Mobile Passport to our passengers, and our partners at CBP and ACI-NA are to be commended for partnering in this effort,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “MIA is the perfect fit for Mobile Passport: we are America’s second-busiest port of entry, handling more than 20 million international passengers each year, and our organization is wholeheartedly committed to bringing the latest travel technology to our airport.”
There will be “dedicated lanes” for Mobile Passport users, the airport said.
The app, free of cost, is available to U.S. citizens with a valid U.S. passport and Canadian citizens with both a valid Canadian passport and B1 or B2 visa status.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Finds Burnt Body After Responding To Fire On Railroad Tracks
Those who download the app will be asked to set up a profile using passport information. The app also allows families traveling together to create multiple profiles.