Customers travelling from Dublin airport to the US can now use a new app to submit required information, rather than completing a paper form.

The Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app is available to download from the Apple App and Google Play stores, and allows passengers to submit their travel document, photo, and customs declaration information ahead of presenting themselves at the airport’s pre-clearance facility.

Advice on the US Customs and Border Protection website states:

“The use of MPC streamlines the traveller’s entry process into the United States by reducing passport control inspection time and overall wait time. Use of MPC does not require pre-approval.

“Travellers who successfully use the MPC app will no longer have to complete a paper form and may be provided a designated queue. As a result, travellers may experience shorter wait times, less congestion and efficient processing.”

There are currently just 15 preclearance locations in six countries worldwide, including Dublin and Shannon airports, with Billy Bishop Toronto City airport set to join the list in 2025.

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Commenting on the news Graeme McQueen, media relations manager at daa, the operator of Dublin Airport, said:

“The launch of Mobile Passport Control at our pre-clearance facility in Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport is great news for the more than one million passengers who use it every year.

“The app means passengers are able to easily upload their documents in advance of arriving at the airport, which should mean quicker processing times, less queuing and more time to relax at the airport ahead of their flight to the US. We’re sure passengers are going to love it.”