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 >>
Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows eligible travelers to submit their passport and customs declaration information through a free, secure app on their smartphone or other mobile device. The use of MPC streamlines the traveler’s entry process into the United States by reducing passport control inspection time and overall wait time. Much like Automated Passport Control (APC), use of MPC is free and does not require pre-approval. Travelers who successfully use an authorized MPC app will no longer have to complete a paper form or use an APC kiosk. As a result, travelers may experience shorter wait times, less congestion and efficient processing.
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.
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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. >>