What do i need for my tsa precheck appointment

TSA PreCheck® is an expedited security screening program connecting travelers departing from the United States with smarter security and a better air travel experience. Passengers can apply for the TSA PreCheck Application Program to determine if they are low-risk and eligible to receive expedited screening. Learn more about TSA PreCheck

You do not need to apply for TSA PreCheck® if you already have Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, or hold an active TWIC® or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with an HME, and you meet the TSA PreCheck eligibility requirements. For TSA PreCheck eligibility requirements and instructions on how to access TSA PreCheck visit the Help Center.

What do i need for my tsa precheck appointment
What do i need for my tsa precheck appointment

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The TSA PreCheck, also known as TSA Pre✓® grants U.S. citizens or residents expedited passage through Transportation Security Administration lines at several airports throughout the country when flying domestically.

If you fly domestically in the United States, it is likely that you have found yourself making a TSA long line to get to your flight. The TSA PreCheck is meant to speed up your airport security check. Officially known as TSA Pre, you will have the option to go through a pre-screening process and will be assigned a Known Traveler Number (KTN). This should allow you to go through faster security line options at airports that participate in this program.

However, in order to get your KTN you need to meet a few TSA PreCheck document requirements and complete an application process.

Who can apply for the TSA PreCheck?

You need to be eligible to apply for the TSA Precheck. You must be a U.S. citizen or lawful U.S. permanent resident to be able to complete the enrollment process. Eligible applicants will need to have the following TSA PreCheck documents :

If you have changed your name since birth, you may need to present a marriage certificate as well as your driver’s license.

How do I Get a KTN to Go through TSA PreCheck Lines?

Obtaining a KTN and applying for, or renewing the TSA Pre is fairly straightforward. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be able to apply.

1. Enroll online for the TSA Precheck

If you have the necessary documents and are an eligible candidate, you can pre-enroll online. This simply means that you can complete an online form with your biographical details, such as name, date of birth, address, citizenship, or immigration documentation if applies to your case.

Once you have completed the online form, the site will ask you to make an appointment at an application center. You will need to visit one within 120 days of filling out the online form. The U.S. currently has about 300 centers around the country.

3. Go to your TSA PreCheck appointment

Before heading to your appointment, be sure that you have a valid photo ID and a certified copy of your birth certificate. These are essential documents in order to get your TSA approved.

You will need to go through an interview in which they will get your fingerprints and you will be required to answer questions about yourself and your travel habits. It is possible that they review some of your past travels, but the representatives are only verifying the information you provided when you pre-enrolled online. The interview should take about 15 minutes or less.

4. Pay the respective fee

To finalize the process, you will need to pay 85 USD. This is a non-refundable processing fee. You can pay for this fee with a debit or credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Please note that cash and personal checks are not accepted.

Receive your KTN

If you are approved, your Known Traveler Number or KTN should arrive in the mail about 45 days after your appointment. Once you have your KTN you will be able to avoid long TSA lines and go through the faster lines. However, you will still need to travel with an official ID.

Travel without the TSA PreCheck

If you do not have a KTN or have not registered for TSA Pre, you can still travel domestically within the U.S. If you do wish to obtain the TSA PreCheck, you will need a U.S. passport and your birth certificate, and keep in mind the 2020 Real ID requirements.

When traveling in the United States, you are able to use different forms of identification. In coordination with its DHS counterparts, TSA has identified acceptable alternate identification for use in special circumstances at the checkpoint:

What do I need for TSA PreCheck interview?

a valid photo ID, and. a document that meets citizenship requirements.

What happens at a TSA PreCheck appointment?

You will need to provide some personal information when you fill out the TSA Precheck application. During the in-person interview, you will also be asked to answer a few basic personal questions and are expected to provide your current U.S. passport or a driver's license and birth certificate.

Do you need anything for TSA PreCheck?

To receive TSA PreCheck®, you must include your Known Traveler Number (your CBP PASSID for Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI members) in the appropriate field of your airline reservation, and the TSA PreCheck® indicator must be displayed on the boarding pass to access the lanes.

How long does the TSA PreCheck interview take?

10-min in-person appointment that includes fingerprinting for a background check.