GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that local residents will have the opportunity to enroll in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program at Great Falls International Airport (GTF) later this month.
The enrollment center will be set up on the second floor of the airport, next to the grizzly bear. It opens Monday, April 16 and will remain open through Friday, April 20. The hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, the hours are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. GTF is located at 2800 Terminal Drive.
TSA Pre✓® allows Trusted Travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt. At some airports, passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. Travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of TSA Pre✓® on a consistent basis are encouraged to enroll in the program.
“Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll in TSA Pre✓®. With the opening of a dedicated TSA Pre✓® screening lane at GTF during peak travel times, you won’t want to miss this chance to become an official Trusted Traveler,” said Dan Fevold, TSA federal security director for Montana. “Take time to make an appointment today so you can enroll later this month.”
TSA is working with officials at GTF to operate a dedicated TSA Pre✓® lane for screening of Trusted Travelers during peak travel times.
The process to make an appointment begins online at www.tsa.gov/precheck. Click on the words “Start Application Now” to begin the enrollment process. Select “Great Falls International Airport” as the enrollment center location.
You will need to complete the enrollment process in-person at the on-airport TSA Pre✓® application center. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and certified copy of a birth certificate and fingerprints will be collected during the in-person session.
The application fee is $85 and Trusted Traveler status is good for five years. It can 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. Walk-ins are permitted and will be accommodated around scheduled appointments.
Once approved, individuals will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) making them eligible to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes on a consistent basis at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a TSA Pre✓®- eligible parent or guardian.
Forty-seven airlines participate in TSA Pre✓® and travelers departing a U.S. airport flying on any of those airlines are eligible for expedited screening. As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
Click here for more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s four Trusted Traveler programs.