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Eligibility Requirements for the TSA Pre✓™ Application Program

Disqualifying Offenses/Factors

As of November 2013

Part A: Permanent Disqualifying Criminal Offenses
A person will be disqualified if he or she was convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity for any of the following felonies:

a) Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage

b) Sedition or conspiracy to commit sedition

c) Treason or conspiracy to commit treason

d) A federal crime of terrorism

e) A crime involving a TSI (transportation security incident). Note: A transportation security incident is a security incident resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area. The term “economic disruption” does not include a work stoppage or other employee-related action not related to terrorism and resulting from an employer-employee dispute.

f) Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124 or a comparable state law

g) Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase…or dealing in an explosive or explosive device

h) Murder

i) Threat or maliciously conveying false information knowing the same to be false, concerning the deliverance, placement, or detonation of an explosive or other lethal device in or against a place of public use, a state or government facility, a public transportations system, or an infrastructure facility

j) Certain RICO (Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act violations where one of the predicate acts consists of one of the permanently disqualifying crimes

k) Attempt to commit the crimes in items (a)-(d) of this section

l) Conspiracy or attempt to commit the crimes in items (e)-(j) of this section

Part B: Interim Disqualifying Criminal Offenses
A person will be disqualified if he or she was convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity within the previous seven years or was released from prison in the last five years for any of the following felonies:

a) Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or dealing in a firearm or other weapon

b) Extortion

c) Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud and money laundering, where the money laundering is related to a crime listed in Parts A or B (except welfare fraud and passing bad checks)

d) Bribery

e) Smuggling

f) Immigration violations

g) Distribution, possession w/ intent to distribute, or importation of a controlled substance

h) Arson

i) Kidnapping or hostage taking

j) Rape or aggravated sexual abuse

k) Assault with intent to kill

l) Robbery

m) Fraudulent entry into a seaport

n) Lesser violations of the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act

o) Conspiracy or attempt to commit crimes in this section

Part C: Under Want, Warrant or Indictment
A person will be disqualified if he or she is wanted or under indictment in any civilian or military jurisdiction for a felony listed under Part A or Part B until the want or warrant is released or the indictment is dismissed.

Other Analyses
TSA may determine that an applicant is not eligible based on the additional analyses of the following:

a) Interpol and other international information, as appropriate

b) Terrorist watchlists, other government databases and related information

c) Any other information relevant to determining applicant eligibility or an applicant's identity

TSA may also determine that an applicant is not eligible if the search conducted under this part reveals extensive foreign or domestic criminal convictions, a conviction for a serious crime not listed in Part A or B above, or a period of foreign or domestic imprisonment that exceeds 365 consecutive days.

Other Information
In addition, TSA may determine that an applicant is not eligible based on analyses of other relevant information including records related to violations of transportation security regulatory requirements. These include security-related offenses at an airport, airport checkpoint, airport checked baggage area, other airport area, on board an aircraft, or in connection with air cargo.

Citizenship
TSA Pre✓™ applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S nationals, or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs)

Latest revision: 14 November 2013