TSA Pre✓® application program members, participants in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program* (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI) and other individuals who have been provided a Known Traveler Number (KTN) are eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓®.
TSA Pre✓® is currently available at more than 120 airports nationwide. On this app, participating airports have the TSA Pre✓® icon on the airport page. Eligible passengers traveling on Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. To see the complete list of participating airports and airlines, please visit the main TSA.gov website here: http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/tsa-precheck-airlines-airports.
TSA Pre✓® may be available full-time or during peak-times at the participating airports. Please plan your travel accordingly as all TSA Pre✓® lanes hours of operation are subject to change based on operational commitments and flight schedules.
The TSA Pre✓® application program is one of four DHS Trusted Traveler programs. TSA Pre✓® allows low-risk travelers to experience expedited, more efficient security screening at participating U.S. airport security checkpoints for domestic and international travel.
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. 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.
For more details on the application process please visit: http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck-application-program
U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, are eligible for TSA Pre✓® when they use their Department of Defense (DoD) identification number when making flight reservations. Read more details about the availability of TSA Pre✓® for the members of the military.
For more information on TSA Pre✓®, please visit TSA.gov.
Last updated: November 25, 2014