The Chicago O’Hare International Airport will be the first airport in the United States to implement Automated Passport Control, a new technology designed to expedite customs clearance, the Chicago Department of Aviation announced recently.

More details from U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

The system was first implemented for U.S.-bound aircraft from Vancouver’s airport. “Automated Passport Control does not require pre-registration, is easy to use and maintains the highest levels of protection when it comes to the handling of personal data or information. As a result, travelers will experience shorter wait times, less congestion, and faster processing.”

Tags: customs, security
Photo Credit: A handout photo from the CBP demonstrating the kiosks at Vancouver's airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection