On September 5th, Vancouver Airport Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opened Automated Passport Control to Canadian passport holders travelling to the United States from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for temporary business or pleasure. Automated Passport Control helps improve passenger efficiency by allowing U.S. and Canadian passport holders to scan their travel documents and answer declaration questions on a self-service touch screen kiosk. Users respond to a set of simple questions, take a photo and then are issued a receipt that they present to a CBP Officer for a final inspection before completing the process. No pre-registration is necessary and there is no fee involved in participation.
Automated Passport Control, innovation by YVR, was developed by Vancouver Airport Authority in conjunction with CBP and YVR was the first airport to implement Automated Passport Control.
More information about Automated Passport Control can be found here.