U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Government Website

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Safely connect using HTTPS

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Publication Library
  4. DHS/CBP/PIA-051 Mobile Passport Control (MPC)

DHS/CBP/PIA-051 Mobile Passport Control (MPC)


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed the Automated Passport Control (APC) and Mobile Passport Control (MPC) programs to streamline the processing of eligible travelers entering the United States. These programs were built to allow travelers to voluntarily submit their travel document, photograph, and customs declaration information using a self-service kiosk (i.e. APC) or a mobile device application (i.e. MPC) to streamline the traveler's entry process into the United States by reducing passport control inspection time and overall wait time. CBP is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment to document the retirement of APC and document the expansion of MPC. November 2023

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/CBP-011 U.S. Customs and Border Protection TECS
  • DHS/CBP-007 Border Crossing Information
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/CBP/PIA-051(b) Mobile Passport Control - November 2023 PDF 447.43 KB 11/21/2023
DHS/CBP/PIA-051(a) Automated Passport Control (APC) and Mobile Passport Control (MPC) - April 2021 PDF 460.13 KB 06/09/2021
DHS/CBP/PIA-051 Automated Passport Control (APC) and Mobile Passport Control (MPC) - March 2018 - Appendix Updated - April 2021 PDF 349.93 KB 04/23/2021
Last Updated: 11/21/2023
Was this page helpful?
This page was not helpful because the content