You’ve been on a plane for many hours and have crossed a number of time zones, and when you finally reach the airport you encounter long lines at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We’ve all been there, done that, and hated it.
Well, if you have a smartphone you’re in luck. The Mobile Passport Control app is changing the game. It’s free and lets travelers fill out customs forms and submit a selfie before landing. A QR code is generated for customs officers to scan.
It’s supposed to limit the amount of time spent in passport control inspection areas by placing passengers in express immigration lines. The app was initially used at only a handful of airports in 2015, but now it’s expanding to more than 20 major U.S. airports by the end of the year. Download it on iOS or Android phones.