DFW Speeds Up Processing for Travelers Entering the U.S.

By Karin Sun on 11 July 2014
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On a taxiway at DFW

On a taxiway at DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport announced it has introduced a number of new services designed to make clearing passport control and customs there faster and easier.

The airport expanded the number of APC kiosks from 30 to 51, and also extended eligibility to certain international passengers, including lawful U.S. permanent residents, passengers from all 38 visa waiver countries, and passengers traveling with only carry-on baggage.  Dallas/Fort Worth is currently the only airport in the United States to offer automated passport control services to international passengers.

Those eligible for the APC self-service kiosks can answer customs declaration questions instead of filling out a U.S. Customs and Border Protection 6059B form.  The machine generates a receipt, which is then given to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer for final processing.

Dallas/Fort Worth also recently launched the Carry E-Z program, designed to further streamline the customs process for select passengers.  Carry E-Z lines are labeled in green in the International Arrivals Hall and allow international passengers traveling only with carry-on bags can now completely bypass the baggage claim area and clear passport control and customs in one step, exiting directly to the airport’s landside concourse.

DFW is also expanding the number of passport control lanes available to international passengers transiting the airport from four to six.  

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