ABILENE, Texas – A temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) June 12 - 16.
The application center, located in the lower level airport conference room, will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Applicants are NOT required to have an airline ticket to access the center, which is in the public area of the airport.
Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or another Trusted Traveler program such as the Department of Homeland Security’s Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when going through security. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS Trusted Traveler comparison tool.
“This temporary application center will give Abilene-area travelers the opportunity to enroll in TSA’s popular expedited screening program,” said Amy Williams, TSA federal security director. “Travelers can make an appointment online at tsa.gov, and then complete their enrollment in-person at the application center.”
The application fee is $85, which covers a five-year membership. The fee must be paid at the application center by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enrollees will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship or legal residency status. Fingerprints are collected to complete a background check.
Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which they can access online in about a week. Passengers should enter the KTN when booking airline reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.