TSA Pre CheckTM enrollment coming to Hector International Airport in late October

Local Press Release
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

FARGO, North Dakota - The Transportation Security Administration  (TSA)  announced  that residents  of the Fargo - Moorhead area can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheckTM at Hector International Airport (FAR). Enrollment  will  be offered from  Monday,  October  26 through Friday, October 30.

The enrollment center will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will be located in the airport conference room on the second floor of the passenger terminal. The airport is located at 2801  - 32nd Avenue North in Fargo.

At airports across the country, travelers eligible for TSA PreCheck screening can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt when going through the security checkpoint. In dedicated TSA PreCheck lanes, travelers do not need to remove their laptops, electronics  larger  than a cell phone or travel-size liquids from their carry-on luggage further streamlining the security screening process.

“During the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking for ways to protect their health and reduce touchpoints when traveling through an airport. TSA PreCheck provides that option,” said TSA Federal Security Director for North Dakota David Durgan.  “With  TSA PreCheck,  there is  no need for  travelers to remove items from their carry-on luggage, significantly  reducing  the potential  for cross- contamination. Now is an ideal time for people to make an appointment to enroll in TSA PreCheck to ensure that they ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.’ when traveling.”

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 enrollment.

While walk-ins are accepted, people are strongly encouraged to begin the enrollment process online and make an appointment for the in-person visit. Start by visiting www.tsa.gov/precheck and select  “Apply Now.” Follow the online prompts, enter the requested information and select “Fargo,  ND”  as  the enrollment location.

The enrollment fee is $85, which covers a five-year period. The fee must be paid at the time of enrollment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check.

To date, more than 10.5 million people have  enrolled  in  TSA PreCheck. In August 2020, on average, 99% of travelers eligible for TSA PreCheck waited five minutes or less to be screened through security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Another benefit of the program is that children 12 and under  are permitted to use the TSA PreCheck lane when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian on the same itinerary.

Seventy-three airlines, including domestic and international carriers, participate in TSA PreCheck, giving travelers even more options and reasons to enroll in the program. All airlines serving FAR participate in TSA PreCheck.