SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today reminded local Santa Clara residents that they will have the opportunity to enroll in the TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program at Santa Clara Square starting Monday, Oct. 8.
Interested individuals can enroll in TSA Pre✓® by going to an RV parked in the surface lot of Santa Clara Square, 2625 Augustine Drive. The enrollment center will be open Monday, Oct. 8 to Thursday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 12, the center will be open 9 a.m. to noon. only.
TSA Pre✓® allows Trusted Travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt during the security screening process. They can also leave their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in their carry-on bag. Travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of TSA Pre✓® on a consistent basis are encouraged to enroll in the program.
The process to enroll begins online. Click on the words “Apply Now” to make an appointment for next. Applicants will need to complete the enrollment process in-person at the RV enrollment 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.
Fifty-three 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.
For more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s four Trusted Traveler programs – including Global Entry and NEXUS– all of which provide TSA Pre✓® eligibility, visit dhs.gov/tt. To find the program that best suits your travel needs click here.