LA CROSSE — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and The La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) invite passengers to apply for TSA Pre ✓® at a temporary enrollment center open at the airport Monday – Friday, October 14-18, from 9:00 am -noon and 1:00 pm -5:00 pm. Passengers do not need to have an airline ticket to access the center.
TSA Pre ✓® is an expedited screening program where members do not have to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Travelers can pre-enroll online and make an appointment here. Applicants will then complete the enrollment process at the airport conference center. Walk-ins also are accepted on a space-available basis.
Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or another trusted traveler program such as Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep their shoes, belts and light outerwear jackets on, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on when processing through an airport security checkpoint. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool.
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. Documentation requirements are listed on the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool site. 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.