Atlanta Airport Launches New Automated Passports

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    Getting home from an international trip will become easier and quicker for some travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Thursday as ATL officials and U.S. Customs and Border Protection unveil 74 BorderXpress by YVR Automated Passport Control kiosks in the federal inspection stations in Concourses E and F. Currently, American, Canadian and international travelers with Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval will be allowed to use the new system.

    APC is a self-service kiosk that allows travelers or family groups to submit their Customs Declaration and biographic information electronically and reduce the time they spend with a CBP officer. This has resulted in an average of 20-40% decrease in wait times at airports that employ APC kiosks.

    The APC does not require pre-approval to participate and is free to use.

    “We are excited to launch the Automated Passport Control system and are confident that travelers will be pleased with the faster processing speed through Customs,” said Miguel Southwell, Aviation General Manager. “This new initiative is a critical element in improving overall customer service at the Airport and I’m thankful for the strong partnership we have with the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.

    Source/s:  http://www.coosavalleynews.com/np107029.htm

     

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