Great news! Automated Passport Control (APC) has been introduced at American Airlines Terminal 8 at  New York’s – JFK Airport.

Customers from Visa Waiver Countries, ESTA and Lawful Permanent Residents can speed through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection process by utilizing a self-service kiosk.

The service is free and does not require pre-registration or membership.

How does the Automated Passport Control program work?

Customers do not need to fill out a Customs declaration form, they can proceed directly to the APC kiosks in the passport control area.

  • Customers are prompted to scan their passport, take a photograph using the kiosk, and answer a series of questions.
  • Once customers have completed the series of questions and submitted their Customs declaration form, a receipt will be issued.
  • The kiosks allow people residing at the same address to be processed together.
  • Visa Waiver Program visitors must have Electronic System for Travel Authorizations (ESTA) approval prior to travel and have visited the United States on at least one occasion after 2008.


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