Orlando Airport First to Offer APC Kiosk Access to Foreign Travelers

By Jeremy Del Nero on 20 February 2014
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A U.S. passport

A U.S. passport

Foreign citizens arriving at Orlando International Airport will spend less time in line for passport control thanks to a new program there.

Officials at the airport announced the addition of Automated Passport Control kiosks specifically intended for use by travelers from countries that participate in the visa waiver program. They are also available to U.S. and Canadian citizens.  The airport currently has ten kiosks.

Using the self-process kiosks, eligible passengers will be able to enter the U.S. faster than has previously been the case.  The pre-processing kiosks allow foreign passengers to fill out a declaration form on a touch-screen, scan their passports and fingerprints, and be photographed in advance of their interview with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer.

Use of the kiosks is free and does not require pre-registration.

The visa waiver program allows visitors from select countries to enter the U.S. without a visa, so long as they limit their stay to 90 days or less.  Presently, 37 countries participate in the program, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Switzerland, as well as the United Kingdom.

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