TSA Travel Tips: Applying for TSA Pre✓® at an Application Center

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
TSA Application Center

CVG Application Center

Would you like to apply for TSA Pre✓®, but you’re not quite sure how to get the proverbial ball rolling?

You need to visit a TSA Pre✓® Application Center. You can do this in one of two ways.

  1. Pre-enroll online and make an appointment to visit an application center.
  2. Visit any application center as a “walk-in”. (Please note that you may experience a longer wait time without an appointment.)

When visiting an application center, be sure to bring required documentation and the application fee of $85. Applicants can pay via credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enrollment centers accept Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express and Discover cards.

After applying, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail approximately 2-3 weeks following the visit to the application center. Applicants can also check their status here.

Individuals who already have a KTN include members of the following U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs: Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI. These members are already eligible for TSA Pre✓®. Lawful permanent residents, enrolled in a CBP program, are not yet eligible for TSA Pre✓®. They will be able to begin participation this summer.

Additionally, all U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, are automatically eligible for TSA Pre✓® by using their Department of Defense ID number as their KTN.

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Bob Burns
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