Miami International Airport Opens First US Passport Clearance Facility with Facial Recognition

On Wednesday 27th February, officials from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Miami International Airport’s newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international arrivals. The facility is the first in the USA completely dedicated to providing expedited passport screening via facial recognition. The new technology verifies a travellers’ identity by matching their face to the document they are presenting.

Since launching the facial recognition pilot program in November, the Concourse E facility has been screening as many as 10 passengers per minute. In addition to providing the latest in expedited passport screening technology, the new facility reduces the walking distance for Concourse E and F passengers who previously only had access to the Concourse D passport hall – decongesting one of the country’s busiest arrivals facilities in the process as well.

Hall 3.1 / Stand 305