Temporary TSA Pre✓® Application Center to open for appointments in Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Terminal

Local Press Release
Thursday, September 22, 2016

ROANOKE, Va. – Residents of western Virginia and southern West Virginia will be able to apply to the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) terminal during the week of Oct. 17 - 21, where officials will host a temporary application center. 

The airport is a convenient location to apply to the popular program. The airport address is 5202 Aviation Drive, NW, Roanoke, VA 24012.

Travelers need only to make an appointment online (appointments are being taken now) and complete their application in-person or as a walk-in at the application center. The application center will be located in the Airport Commission Conference Room on the second floor of the terminal and will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Oct. 17 - 20) and from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. Walk-ins also are welcome.  

This application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in 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 their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 180 airports are participating in TSA Pre✓® nationwide and 18 airlines participate in the program including Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, One Jet, Seaborne Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country, United Airlines, Virgin America and WestJet.

To participate in this application opportunity, travelers should make an appointment online and pre-apply by clicking here. It typically only takes 10 minutes. Applicants can complete steps one through seven. At step eight, type in the location “Roanoke, VA.” At the bottom of the screen, applicants can select an appointment time using the drop down menu to choose a date and/or time. The drop-down menu will show the first available time, but individuals can choose a different date and/or time using that drop-down menu.

Applicants must bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. Visit the Universal Enroll website for a complete list of required documents.

The application fee is $85 and is good for five years. It must be paid at the time of your appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Fingerprints also are required during the in-person application session.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within a few weeks that is valid for five years. The enrollee should enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking airline reservations. 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.