PORTLAND, Ore. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that local residents can enroll in TSA Pre✓® at Portland International Airport (PDX) for a four-week period starting Monday, April 1, 2019. Those interested in enrolling in this expedited screening program ahead of the busy 2019 summer travel season should make an appointment online now to enroll anytime in April.
TSA Pre✓®-eligible travelers screened in a dedicated TSA Pre✓® lane enjoy a streamlined security checkpoint screening experience. They can keep on their shoes, light outerwear and belt as well as leave laptops, electronics larger than a cell phone and travel-size liquids in their carry-on. TSA operates dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes at more than 200 other airports nationwide including PDX.
To make an appointment to enroll at PDX, visit the TSA website, select “Apply Now” and follow the online prompts. An in-person visit to the enrollment center is required to complete the application process. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and a certified copy of a birth certificate. Fingerprints will be collected during the enrollment session.
The temporary enrollment center will be open weekdays Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 26 in the baggage claim area, adjacent to carousel #2. This is near the Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines baggage service offices. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
Travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of TSA Pre✓® on a consistent basis are encouraged to enroll in the program. 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 making them eligible to experience TSA Pre✓® screening at airports nationwide. Children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian.
Sixty-five airlines participate in TSA Pre✓®. TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual is ever guaranteed expedited screening. Frequently asked questions and answers about TSA Pre✓® are available on the TSA website.
To date, more than 7.9 million people have enrolled in TSA Pre✓® nationwide. Click here to learn more about TSA Pre✓®. Click here 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.