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An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) and cannot have been convicted of certain crimes. If an applicant has a record of any of the crimes identified in the eligibility requirements, they may choose not to apply, as the application fee is nonrefundable.


Interested applicants must visit an application center to provide biographic information that includes name, date of birth and address. An applicant will be fingerprinted and will be required to provide valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation. An applicant also has the option to pre-enroll online to provide basic information and make an appointment before visiting an application center. There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $85.


After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail approximately 2-3 weeks following the visit to the application center. An applicant also may check status online by visiting https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/ and clicking on “Service Status.” The Known Traveler Number is valid for five years.


Once approved as eligible for TSA Pre✓™, the enrollee must enter the provided KTN in the ‘Known Traveler Number’ field when booking travel reservations on any of the ten participating airlines.  The KTN also can be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.  Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.
Please make sure the name used when applying for the TSA Pre✓™ application program matches the name used when booking travel.
TSA Pre✓™ eligibility will be identified with a TSA Pre✓™ indicator on the boarding pass.
 
Important Notice

Please note, appointments may only be made for a date within a 45 day window of completing the online application, and if all available appointments are booked in that period, appointments would not be accepted, requiring the applicant to check back for availability. The applicant also may visit an application site as a “walk-in” without an appointment but could experience a longer wait time.

Ready to pre-enroll? Visit the TSA Pre✓™ application website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What if I do not meet the eligibility requirements?
A. If TSA determines that the applicant does not meet program eligibility requirements, the applicant will receive a letter via U.S. mail to the mailing address provided in the application with instructions on how to proceed.

Q. How can I pay?
A. Applicants pay at an application center with credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Application centers accept Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express, and Discover credit cards. Check and money order payments for all services should be made payable to "MorphoTrust USA." Checks and money orders must be written in the exact amount. No change or refunds can be given.

Q. Can I be refunded the $85 fee?
A. No. TSA uses the application fee to cover the costs of background checks after the application is submitted. Therefore, no refunds are allowed, even if it is determined that the applicant does not meet eligibility requirements.

Q. Where can I apply in-person?
A. For information and directions to your nearest application center, click here. TSA has more than 300 locations nationwide.

Q. Do I need to make an appointment for an application center?
A. Visit the TSA Pre✓™ appointment webpage to make an appointment or contact the Universal Enrollment Call Center at 1-855-DHS-UES1 (1-855-347-8371) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Eastern Time.  Walk-ins are also allowed at most application centers, but wait times may be longer.

Q. What documents do I need to bring to the application center?
A. View the list of required identity and proof of citizenship/immigration documents.

Q. How should I fill out my name on my application?
A. The name on the application must exactly match the name on the applicant’s identity and proof of citizenship/immigration documents and be the name used when booking travel reservations.

Q. What if I have legally changed my name and it does not match the name on my identity and proof of citizenship/immigration documents?
A. If the applicant has legally changed his or her name, that individual must provide an original or certified a court-ordered name change document (such as marriage certificates or divorce decrees) in addition to the required documentation. For example, when presenting a U.S. birth certificate with maiden name and a driver’s license with the married name, the applicant must also provide a marriage certificate that shows the link between the names on the birth certificate and the driver’s license.

Q. What happens if I cannot provide fingerprints or be fingerprinted?
A. For the in-person fingerprint collection, TSA has procedures to accommodate individuals who are partial or full amputees or who may be unable to provide ten-finger fingerprints.

Q. How will I be notified if I am approved?
A. If approved, the applicant will receive a notification letter with an assigned Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail when TSA completes the review of their application. The assigned KTN must be used when booking travel reservations. Applicants can also check their status online.

Q. Will I receive a card or credential to be used when traveling?
A. No. There is no card or credential provided by the TSA Pre✓™ application program.  Instead, the traveler would use the provided Known Traveler Number (KTN) when booking travel.  The KTN can be provided online when booking a flight. It also can be saved in the traveler’s profile, or provided verbally to the airline representative when booking travel by phone.

Q. If I have already been approved for Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, or if I already have a KTN,  do I need to apply for the TSA Pre✓™ application program?
A. Individuals who already have a KTN, including members of Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, need not enroll in the TSA Pre✓™ application program.
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2014, 03:03:00 PM »
incorrect. If a parent is TSA PRE, a minor child goes through with the parent
https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/what-tsa-precheck:  "Remember that your children age 12 and under may go with you"
thanks. Ive had at times their tickets actually have pre check, other times not and the tsa at mdw didnt let the kids thru :-(

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2014, 03:28:26 PM »
thanks. Ive had at times their tickets actually have pre check, other times not and the tsa at mdw didnt let the kids thru :-(
You could likely pull up the website on your phone and show them.

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2014, 03:40:40 PM »
You could likely pull up the website on your phone and show them.
next time, thanks, that is assuming they can read :)

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2014, 04:07:51 PM »
thanks. Ive had at times their tickets actually have pre check, other times not and the tsa at mdw didnt let the kids thru :-(
Sometimes when the kids have pre-check, then they let the adults through (Southwest tickets).
However, sometimes you can avoid the "radiation scanner" and sometimes not.
We opt-out. Sometimes it's just a metal detector at that point. When they insisted on the scanner, I told them that children under 16 do not need to go through that. He first told me that they did and then my son showed them their sign where it says it's not mandatory...
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2014, 06:23:53 PM »
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2014, 05:21:29 PM »
Pre is definitely a great program, and lines are usually empty (not sure about certain airports, but I used it in EWR, and it was empty, better than priority).

GE gives it automatically, just use your ID number on your profile. It doesn't detect it on its own.
Not working third flight I've flown where I've entered my PASSID correctly but I don't get PRE
What am I doing wrong?

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2014, 08:56:35 AM »
I used KLM miles for a Delta internaional flight.  My Global Entry number didn't pass through to Delta so I didn't get TSA precheck.  It's now within the 24/72 hour window so there's no way to re-enter it now.  Is there a work around?

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2014, 09:56:03 AM »
If you have global entry/ tsa-precheck are you able to bring liquid on the plane?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2014, 09:58:50 AM »
If you have global entry/ tsa-precheck are you able to bring liquid on the plane?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2014, 08:00:14 PM »
Have a tsa precheck booked now a domestic ticket with BA miles on AA flight
Where do I put in my number?

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2014, 08:17:11 PM »
Have a tsa precheck booked now a domestic ticket with BA miles on AA flight
Where do I put in my number?
I find my itinerary on aa via royal jordanian and my number Is saved in my aa profile.

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2014, 11:08:49 PM »
I drove my brother to the airport before, back to Israel.. He does not have precheck, and on his boarding pass it showed up TSA precheck  :o :o How come?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2014, 11:14:34 PM »
I drove my brother to the airport before, back to Israel.. He does not have precheck, and on his boarding pass it showed up TSA precheck  :o :o How come?

It's random. They randomly select people for Precheck these days.

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2014, 11:19:01 PM »
It's random. They randomly select people for Precheck these days.
Why are they doing it? Is it done manually at the airport or by computer?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2014, 11:21:41 PM »
Why are they doing it? Is it done manually at the airport or by computer?
By computer.

I've printed out many BP with TSA pre on it even though there was no number entered.