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Mobile Passport Control Application: Cross the US border easily!

To the point You can now use the Mobile Passport Control application to enter the United States at the Montreal and Toronto airports.

Since the resumption of travel – and the phenomenon of Revenge Travel – the situation at the airports is very complicated, especially when crossing the border with the United States.

Only those who already have NEXUS have priority access and do not necessarily experience these difficulties when leaving Canada for the United States and returning from International countries to Canada. I have not encountered any problems during my recent trips with NEXUS.

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From now on, since August 30, 2022, it is possible to use the Mobile Passport Control application from two Canadian airports: Montreal-Trudeau and Toronto-Pearson! A totally free service.

Mobile Passport Control Poster

Mobile Passport Control: App Details

Where to download the application

Mobile Passport Control App Welcome

How it works

When you start the Mobile Passport Control application, the operation is explained.

The process is very simple. You can add (and save) your passport, and those of your family members (up to 12 family members).

This is particularly convenient since even children can benefit from the Mobile Passport Control application and priority lanes in the relevant airports (which is not the case with NEXUS).

You will get a QR code that will be valid for 4 hours. If you are entering the U.S. from Montreal-Trudeau or Toronto-Pearson, you can do this before you leave home or once you arrive at the airport.

If you are arriving in the United States from an international flight, you will need to do this once you land before you get to the customs line.

Available airports

The Mobile Passport Control application can be used at 38 entry points:

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • William P. Hobby Houston International Airport (HOU)
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Miami Seaport
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Montreal Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Palm Beach Seaport
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Port Everglades Seaport
  • Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Jose International Airport (SJC)
  • San Juan Airport (SJU)
  • San Juan Seaport
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Conclusion

This is great news for travellers from Montreal-Trudeau and Toronto-Pearson to the U.S. who do not yet have NEXUS. This allows everyone who has this application to have access to a priority line.

In my previous experience in American airports that already had this Mobile Passport Control application (Boston and Newark), there was surprisingly little waiting: only a few savvy travellers had this app!

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