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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 #75 on: January 21, 2015, 06:20:00 PM »
Any way to attach my passid  to an elal ticket? Their state of the art website doesn't appear to have a place for it...

So elal isnt supported, correct?
Only works with US carriers

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #76 on: January 21, 2015, 06:40:32 PM »
Only works with US carriers
Interesting, I wonder if I had another ticket for the same day with a different carrier... Would that raise any flags?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #77 on: January 21, 2015, 07:14:42 PM »
So elal isnt supported, correct?
IIRC, AC is the only international airline supported.

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Can I use a relative's Platinum card to pay for pre-check? Will they allow CC with someone else's name?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #79 on: March 28, 2015, 10:16:25 PM »
Can I use a relative's Platinum card to pay for pre-check? Will they allow CC with someone else's name?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #81 on: July 15, 2015, 10:22:44 PM »
For some reason my pre-check isn't showing up on my southwest boarding pass. I called southwest and they told me to call tsa. I called tsa and they said that you are not always guaranteed pre-check on your boarding pass eventhough you are enrolled in pre-check??? Is that true?

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #82 on: July 15, 2015, 10:25:21 PM »
For some reason my pre-check isn't showing up on my southwest boarding pass. I called southwest and they told me to call tsa. I called tsa and they said that you are not always guaranteed pre-check on your boarding pass eventhough you are enrolled in pre-check??? Is that true?
Do you have a middle name that is not on the ticket? I always manage to get it added at check-in though.
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« Reply #83 on: July 15, 2015, 10:32:52 PM »
Do you have a middle name that is not on the ticket? I always manage to get it added at check-in though.
Nvr mind. It came up somehow. Thanks for your help

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2015, 03:00:46 PM »
For some reason my pre-check isn't showing up on my southwest boarding pass. I called southwest and they told me to call tsa. I called tsa and they said that you are not always guaranteed pre-check on your boarding pass eventhough you are enrolled in pre-check??? Is that true?

as long as you type in your "known traveler number", then pre-check should come up on the boarding pass.
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #85 on: July 16, 2015, 03:01:59 PM »
For some reason my pre-check isn't showing up on my southwest boarding pass. I called southwest and they told me to call tsa. I called tsa and they said that you are not always guaranteed pre-check on your boarding pass eventhough you are enrolled in pre-check??? Is that true?
officially yes. try adding it at the check-in desk.
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #86 on: July 30, 2015, 02:40:05 PM »
I booked aa using avios, added my mileage number using AY website, and on AA website I added KTID for everyone however I don't see it showing up under the reserevation. All I see is this.



When I click on Add/edit passenger info I see this:





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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #87 on: July 30, 2015, 02:41:22 PM »
Isn't it the Known Traveler ID that you want to use for your TSA Pre #?
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #88 on: July 30, 2015, 02:42:52 PM »
Isn't it the Known Traveler ID that you want to use for your TSA Pre #?

yes, perfect -- That's where you put in your number -- where it says "known traveler ID".  i just did the same avios and that field came up. (If it only comes up for edit/add passenger, then edit your's.)
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #89 on: July 30, 2015, 02:52:10 PM »
yes, perfect -- That's where you put in your number -- where it says "known traveler ID".  i just did the same avios and that field came up. (If it only comes up for edit/add passenger, then edit your's.)
Thing is i already added it but nothign is showing...
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