Travel to the U.S. from YVR just got faster

U.S. departures check-in area

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) is a new app from US CBP that allows travellers to submit information digitally prior to moving through the border process, helping speed up the departures experience from YVR for those travelling to the U.S.

The MPC app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App store and Google Play .

You do not need pre-approval to use the MPC app. After downloading the app, you’ll create a profile with your name, gender, date of birth, country of citizenship, and passport information.

When going through US Customs before a flight at YVR, travellers will select Vancouver International Airport, take a photo of themselves, and answer CBP inspection-related questions on the app.

Once you submit your information through the app, you’ll receive an electronic receipt with an encrypted QR code, which you will show to a CBP officer to finalize their inspection for entry into the US.

Travellers using the MPC app will no longer have to complete a paper form or use an APC kiosk. They will still be processed by a CBP officer but will be directed to a specific processing lane for a streamlined entry process.

A single household can submit the same MPC form on the app, which further streamlines the process for families travelling together.

As a result, travelers may experience shorter wait times, less congestion and efficient processing. If you have questions, please visit USCBP’s Mobile Passport Control FAQ page.