MEDFORD, Oregon - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that residents of Oregon’s Rogue Valley can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheckTM at the Rogue Valley International - Medford Airport (MFR). Enrollment will be offered for four consecutive days starting Monday, February 22.
At airports across the country, people can “Travel with Ease” and experience a smoother screening process by enrolling in TSA PreCheck. Eligible travelers do not need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, laptops, electronics larger than a cell phone or travel-size liquids from carry-on luggage.
In January 2021, 100% of travelers eligible for TSA PreCheck waited five minutes or less to be screened 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.
The enrollment center at MFR will be open Monday, February 22 through Thursday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be located in the conference rooms on the second floor of the airport. The airport is located at 1000 Terminal Loop Parkway in Medford.
Appointments are currently available each day, but the greatest availability is on Tuesday and Thursday. There is no permanent TSA PreCheck enrollment center located in the Rogue Valley, so the temporary availability at MFR is a convenient and timely opportunity.
As an added benefit during the spread of COVID-19, TSA PreCheck travelers generally have the least amount of physical contact during the security screening process in the TSA checkpoint. For people who want to put their mind at ease to “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” when traveling, they should make an appointment to enroll in TSA PreCheck while it is available at MFR.
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 “Medford, OR” 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 10.6 million people have enrolled in TSA PreCheck. 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 MFR participate in TSA PreCheck.