Miami International Airport (MIA) in the US has incorporated SITA's Mobile Passport Control service into its own airport app to support a faster entry process for its customers.
The new service will enable US citizens and Canadian visitors arriving at the airport to use the MIA Airport Official app to submit their details to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and receive a barcode on their phone to present for clearance.
The Mobile Passport Control solution will help the airport speed up passengers' entry into the country.
Miami-Dade Aviation director Emilio González said: “The goal of our mobile app has always been to put as many services as possible in the palm of the traveller’s hand.
“Now, with the help of SITA’s innovative technology, in addition to easily finding your way to all you need at MIA, North American passengers can now also breeze through passport control with the same customer-friendly travel app.”
The new service is offered by SITA as a software development kit (SDK).
CBP has authorised the SDK to be used by airports, airlines and other travel app providers to install passenger entry processes in their apps.
SITA Americas president Randy Pizzi said: “We are very pleased to be a technology partner with MIA as they become the first to incorporate the convenience of US CBP Mobile Passport Control into their airport application.”
The system allows eligible passengers to use apps to submit their passport information and answer CBP inspection-related questions before the inspection.
Image: Screenshot of MIA’s Airport Official app. Photo: courtesy of SITA.