Passenger facilitation, or the process of ensuring passengers are able to move through an airport quickly, is a top priority for airports. As the Voice of Airports® across North America, ACI-NA works with airports, airlines, and government agencies to provide seamless and expeditious security screening while still maintaining the highest standards of safety and security.
This page is dedicated to some of programs and initiatives to consider before your next trip.
Before You Go
Applying for a U.S. Passport
Before any international travel, obtaining a valid passport is often the first step.
Learn more about applying for a U.S. passport >>
Applying for Visas and Obtaining Country Information
Some countries require travelers to obtain visas before entering the country. Additionally, it is important to learn about helpful information and travel advisories.
Learn more about visas and travel advisories here >>
For Departing Travelers
The TSA Pre✓® program allows participating flyers to skip the long lines and speed through airport screening by leaving on their shoes, light jackets and belts and leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags. Over 156 airports have dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes, and eleven airlines participate in the program. Learn more about TSA Pre✓® >>
Marketing Tools for Airports: TSA is able to provide airports with marketing materials to help promote the benefits of TSA to local passengers.
Download the toolkit here >>
The Mobile Passport App by Airside Mobile lets you skip the line at US airports for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Just fill out your profile and answer CBP’s questions – then go straight to the “Mobile Passport Control” express lane at the airport.
ACI-NA launched the Mobile Passport smartphone app, in conjunction with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The app allows eligible travelers to submit their Customs declaration information via their smartphone instead of the traditional paper form, which significantly reduces the time travelers spend waiting in line when arriving in the U.S. Following a successful pilot program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Mobile Passport app is available to travelers at Miami International Airport, Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport.
ACI-NA also continues to support expanding the use of Automated Passport Control kiosks for Canadian and U.S. airports. Additionally, ACI-NA looks forward to working with Canadian airports, Canada Border Services Agency, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to bring APC benefits to passengers’ smartphones through the use of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) in Canada after successful deployment in the United States.
Learn more about Mobile Passport or visit the Mobile Passport website >>
Marketing Tools for Airports: ACI-NA provides airports with marketing materials to help promote the benefits of MPC to local passengers.
See the toolkit here >>
Download the Mobile Passport App
Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
Learn more about Global Entry >>
The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering Canada and the United States. Program members use dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, NEXUS kiosks when entering Canada by air and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Preclearance airports. NEXUS members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.
Learn more about NEXUS >>
Which DHS Trusted Travel Program is right for you?
ID requirements at the checkpoint will be changing. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on December 20, 2013 a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act (the Act), as passed by Congress, that will implement the Act in a measured, fair, and responsible way. Learn about REAL ID, read the FAQ or factsheet. >>