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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 #720 on: August 19, 2021, 03:20:59 PM »
If I signup today online, when is the earliest I would be able to use it?

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« Reply #721 on: August 19, 2021, 06:40:06 PM »
If I signup today online, when is the earliest I would be able to use it?
I helped a friend not long ago , he signed up and within the week he had his appointment, conditional approval and was able to use it. YMMV
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Cute. So true!



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« Reply #723 on: August 19, 2021, 11:23:32 PM »
I helped a friend not long ago , he signed up and within the week he had his appointment, conditional approval and was able to use it. YMMV
Thanks, anyone know how i can pay for TSA Precheck with someone else card? They didnt take payment online like they do by Global Entry

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« Reply #724 on: August 19, 2021, 11:45:08 PM »
Thanks, anyone know how i can pay for TSA Precheck with someone else card? They didnt take payment online like they do by Global Entry
If I may ask why don't you just apply for global entry?
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« Reply #725 on: August 20, 2021, 07:50:55 AM »
If I may ask why don't you just apply for global entry?
Its for DW and international travel is not something in the foreseeable future. Also didnt want to have to schlep to the airport.

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« Reply #726 on: August 20, 2021, 09:21:36 AM »
Cute. So true!



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AKA "pay us or will make you strip down in public!"
Lol. Indeed.
 That's literally what they do, going through that machine They see from a to Z
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« Reply #728 on: August 20, 2021, 02:51:57 PM »
Its for DW and international travel is not something in the foreseeable future. Also didnt want to have to schlep to the airport.
I hear you, where can you go for TSA appointment?
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« Reply #729 on: August 22, 2021, 09:54:11 AM »
So I just had my TSA pre check appointment on Friday afternoon, checked status last night and it says that me eligibility was determined and I would get a letter in the mail within 10 days.
Does that mean I got approved?
I’m flying internationally out of ewr Tuesday evening and would be great to have it. Would they give me my KTN over the phone if I was approved?

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« Reply #730 on: August 22, 2021, 09:56:02 AM »
I hear you, where can you go for TSA appointment?
The website is very easy to use, just put in your zip and it will show you nearest locations.
I live in Toms River and was able to get an appointment the next day in oakhurst. There are a few locations closer but I would have had to wait a couple more days.

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Re: TSA Precheck
« Reply #731 on: November 23, 2021, 12:14:18 AM »
I did the TSA pre enrolment back on 2/2020 (pre covid) It said that I need to complete the reg within 120 days. I never did. Now when I go to make a new apt, it allows me to make one  but it still says that my pre enrolment date is 2/2020 and that I need to complete the process within 120 of that date!! Will I have an issue showing up almost 2 yeas after the pre enrolment date?