Since early 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has utilized facial recognition technology to confirm the identity of a limited number of international travelers departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). In the coming months, CBP will begin to use this technology to confirm the identities of international passengers arriving in SEA as well, while facial recognition processing of departing international passengers will expand to almost all flights. If you have any questions about facial recognition at SEA please contact CBP at 206-214-2200.
Facial recognition processing is voluntary for almost all SEA travelers! You have the option to opt-out, and here’s more information that will help you make your decision: