Dallas/Fort Worth Adds Automated Passport Control Kiosks

By Paul Riegler on 11 February 2014
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An American Airlines jet taking off in Dallas

An American Airlines jet taking off in Dallas

International travelers arriving at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will spend less time in customs thanks to a new initiative at the airport.

Officials at DFW announced that they deployed 30 Automated Passport Control, or APC, kiosks.  The system was deployed three months ago.  In that time, over 320,000 passengers, representing 55% of international arrivals in that time period, have used it.

Eligible passengers, which include U.S. and Canadian citizens, can answer the customs declaration questions on the self-service kiosk instead of filling out a U.S. Customs and Border Protection 6059B form.  The machine generates a receipt, which is then given to a Customs and Border Protection officer.

Other airports in the U.S. with APC include Chicago’s O’Hare, which was the first in the country, as well as Seattle-Tacoma, Miami and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, where Delta added the kiosks in its new Terminal 4 building.  Three Canadian airports, in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, also have them.

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