Automated Passport Control installed at Montréal-Trudeau


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The Automated Passport Control kiosks at Montréal-Trudeau Airport
Canadian and US passport holders can use the Automated Passport Control kiosks to pre-clear customs in four steps: digitisation of the passport, taking of a photo, answering of questions on the screen, and presentation of documents to the CBP officer.

Aéroport de Montréal (ADM) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have announced the introduction of 12 Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

Montréal-Trudeau is the third North American airport to install the kiosks, after the FTE award-winning Chicago O’Hare and Vancouver International Airport. The kiosks enable Canadian or US passport holders to pre-clear customs before presenting their document to a CBP officer.

James Cherry, ADM President and CEO, said: “This new initiative by ADM is designed to improve the customer experience and improve passenger flow for travellers heading to the United States. Once the system has been fine-tuned, transit time should be less than 20 minutes, even during peak periods.”

Dylan DeFrancisci, Director of CBP Preclearance Operations, added: “Automated Passport Control is a key component of CBP’s modernisation strategy at ports of entry. By allowing travellers the option to enter their own passport and identification information at the self-service kiosk, we are able to increase efficiency while enhancing security.”