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TSA Pre✓® Participating Airlines

How it works

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 #660 on: June 05, 2018, 08:32:35 PM »
Online when you submit the application.
That is only for Global Entry. If you're only applying for TSA Precheck, you pay at the interview.
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #661 on: June 05, 2018, 08:34:16 PM »
That is only for Global Entry. If you're only applying for TSA Precheck, you pay at the interview.
+1 and names have to match.
Anyone do GE recently, how long until scheduling an interview/pending approval?
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« Reply #662 on: June 05, 2018, 11:00:37 PM »
+1 and names have to match.
Anyone do GE recently, how long until scheduling an interview/pending approval?
Took a few days
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« Reply #663 on: June 05, 2018, 11:02:46 PM »
Took a few days
I've been waiting a while now. I don't recall exactly how long, at least a month maybe 2-3 any recommendations?
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« Reply #664 on: June 05, 2018, 11:44:55 PM »
Took a few days
Nice. Just applied for my kids. We have GE for a while already. Hope it's as fast as you experienced.

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« Reply #665 on: June 06, 2018, 08:30:35 AM »
I've been waiting a while now. I don't recall exactly how long, at least a month maybe 2-3 any recommendations?
Took maybe a week or 2, did you log back into account and check status? Maybe approval email ended up in spam...

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« Reply #666 on: June 06, 2018, 09:38:48 AM »
Nice. Just applied for my kids. We have GE for a while already. Hope it's as fast as you experienced.
The whole process was very smooth. Applied on the 25th of May, conditionally approved a few days later, went for the interview last night in EWR got an email 2 hours later saying that was approved.
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« Reply #667 on: June 06, 2018, 10:20:12 AM »
Took maybe a week or 2, did you log back into account and check status? Maybe approval email ended up in spam...
Good call!
No idea why I never checked, I have been conditionally approved, whilst anxiously waiting since 4/20
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« Reply #668 on: June 06, 2018, 10:39:40 AM »
Good call!
No idea why I never checked, I have been conditionally approved, whilst anxiously waiting since 4/20
Make sure to book an appointment as soon as possible. If i remember correctly if you don't schedule an appointment within 3 months you need to reapply.

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« Reply #669 on: June 06, 2018, 10:41:04 AM »
Make sure to book an appointment as soon as possible. If i remember correctly if you don't schedule an appointment within 3 months you need to reapply.
You have at least a year.
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #670 on: June 22, 2018, 01:13:14 PM »
If  TSA pre will they let wife along me pass TSA pre line?

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« Reply #671 on: June 22, 2018, 01:22:29 PM »
If  TSA pre will they let wife along me pass TSA pre line?
If I understood you correctly, the answer is no.

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« Reply #672 on: June 22, 2018, 04:31:06 PM »
If  TSA pre will they let wife along me pass TSA pre line?
No, but if you are booked on the same itinerary, she most likely will also have precheck
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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #673 on: June 22, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »
No, but if you are booked on the same itinerary, she most likely will also have precheck
If your wife has precheck under her maiden name and she's flying under her married name, she will not have pre check no matter what.

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« Reply #674 on: June 22, 2018, 05:14:31 PM »
If your wife has precheck under her maiden name and she's flying under her married name, she will not have pre check no matter what.
True, not the most common situation though.
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« Reply #675 on: June 22, 2018, 05:47:21 PM »
True, not the most common situation though.
Happens more often than you think. GE goes after the passport which is often on the maiden name until it expires and is renewed. If you have other IDs like a driver's license that are under the married name you can travel domestically with that, so many people do for convenience.

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« Reply #676 on: June 22, 2018, 06:11:06 PM »
Happens more often than you think. GE goes after the passport which is often on the maiden name until it expires and is renewed. If you have other IDs like a driver's license that are under the married name you can travel domestically with that, so many people do for convenience.
IINM, you can't apply for GE on your passport when it in your maiden name, if that is no longer your legal name.
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« Reply #677 on: June 22, 2018, 06:14:58 PM »
IINM, you can't apply for GE on your passport when it in your maiden name, if that is no longer your legal name.
You definitely can, or at least was able to as of 2 years ago. There is plenty of discussion of this in the GE thread.

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #678 on: June 22, 2018, 07:16:42 PM »
GE must match the name in the passport

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« Reply #679 on: June 22, 2018, 07:21:09 PM »
GE must match the name in the passport
That much I figured. It doesn't need to match the legal name? They don't cross reference?
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