The US Customs and Border Patrol's mobile passport app has been out for a little over a year. Lately they've been adding the streamlined customs process to approximately one airport a month, which means that every passenger airport in the country should get official support in the next few decades. Maybe by then the country's air travel system won't be a farcical crap-fest of corporate greed and government incompetence. But in the meantime, the mobile passport app is getting two new locations: San Jose and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Mineta San José International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been given clearance to start using the digital passport system. For the uninitiated, that's an app that replaces those little blue-and-white customs declarations forms when you re-enter the United States. The limitations on the app are still in place: you still have to be a US or Canadian citizen or a member of their household, and you still need to bring your physical passport. The app is basically just a way to avoid asking a stranger for a pen when your plane is pulling up to the gate.
As of now Mobile Passport is also accepted at airports in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Newark, New York (JFK), Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma, and Washington D.C. Aside from "bug fixes," the only other change in the latest update is an improvement to the document scanner feature.
Another update has rolled out to the app to add support for two more airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). Here's the new changelog, including other improvements:
+ Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
+ Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
+ Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)
+ Tampa International Airport (TPA)
+ Improved passport scanner (double names)
+ Improved UI
+ Minor bug fixes
The update should be live to everyone at the same link below.