Automated Passport Control (APC)

APC Machines

BWI Marshall Airport has twenty, self-service Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks available for all U.S. and Canadian passport holders, lawful permanent residents and ESTA approved passengers from Visa Waiver countries. Use of the APC kiosks is free and does not require pre-enrollment. With the APC, you don’t have to fill out a paper declaration form. It’s all done electronically. Just follow the red lane in the immigration hall. For more information on Automated Passport Control visit

Mobile Passport Control (MPC)

Mobile Passport Control

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) utilizes an app on your smart phone to help you breeze through customs. MPC is available to U.S and Canadian citizens only. Download the MPC mobile app and set up your personal profile prior to flying. For each international return, use the app to enter your return flight information and answer the standard customs declaration questions. Once you land at BWI Marshall Airport, hit send and CBP will provide an electronic receipt to your phone. Follow the light blue MPC exit lane located in the immigration hall. The MPC app and its use are free. For more information on Mobile Passport Control visit

Global Entry

Global Entry is a CBP-operated, members-only program that allows expedited clearance for low-risk travelers.  Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program prior to flying. All applicants must possess a U.S. passport or permanent resident card, pay a non-refundable $100 application fee, undergo a rigorous background investigation with fingerprint check, and complete an in-person interview with a CBP officer. Global Entry membership is good for five years. Global Entry kiosks are available in BWI Marshall Airport’s immigration hall. Please visit for more information and to submit an application online.

The enrollment center at BWI Marshall Airport is located on the lower level of the international terminal.

Monday – Friday, 2:15PM – 5:15PM (last appointment at 5:00PM)
Saturdays & Sundays - Closed

Passport Control Ambassadors


If you have any questions upon arrival, just look for a friendly BWI Marshall Ambassador in a red vest.  They will be happy to assist you.