HOUSTON – Local Houston area residents will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s Pop-Up TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Event from Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30.
The temporary enrollment center will be held at Brookfield Properties - 1200 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002. The event will be held on weekdays. Locate the enrollment center in The Senate Meeting Room, Two Allen Center, 12th Floor. In response to the coronavirus, cleaning protocols have been increased on high-touch surfaces including door handles, keyboards, counters and chairs. Staff will sanitize their hands between each customer interaction and disinfect surfaces that customers come in contact with regularly.
The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA PreCheck – an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep their food items in their carry-on bag; laptop in its case; and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide and dozens of airlines participate in the program.
To participate in this enrollment opportunity, travelers should pre-enroll and make an appointment online. After completing the pre-enrollment steps, applicants type in the location “Houston, TX” and click on the search button to select the enrollment site for “Pop Up: Brookfield Properties, 7/26-7/30” and then click “Next.” Applicants can select an appointment time using the drop down menu to choose a date and time. The drop-down menu will show the first available time available, and individuals can choose a different date and/or time using that drop-down menu. The enrollment center will be open from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Applicants must bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. Visit the Universal Enroll website to determine which documents to bring along based on citizenship status.
Travelers can make an appointment online at https://www.tsa.gov/precheck and then complete the application process in person at the enrollment center at the enrollment center. Due to the extra safety measures we have implemented, appointments have been spaced out, and walk-ins are available. At the enrollment center, applicants will need to provide fingerprints and proof of citizenship or legal residency and pay the $85 fee for a five-year membership.
After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail that is valid for five years. The enrollee should enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking airline reservations. The KTN also can be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center or with the travel management company making reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.