DENVER — The Transportation Security Administration and Denver International Airport (DIA) today announced the opening of an application site for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.
The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a pre-enrollment process online at tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.
"I am pleased to announce that Denver-area travelers will now be able to apply to our TSA Pre✓™ program at a convenient location at DIA, increasing access to more opportunities for expedited screening benefits," said TSA's Denver Federal Security Director Chris McLaughlin.
"The TSA is one of our most visible federal partners, and we know that many of the 53 million passengers who move through DIA each year will take advantage of the TSA Pre✓™ program," said Ken Greene, DIA's deputy manager for airport operations. "DIA is glad to welcome this new application center, which will allow more travelers access to this program."
Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓™ lanes at security checkpoints at 118 participating airports and on 11 major airlines: 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.
As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
Additional program information and how to enroll can be found at tsa.gov.