WICHITA, Kan. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the opening of an application center in Wichita for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag.
TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.
The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a pre-enrollment process online at tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.
“I am pleased to announce that Kansas now has a sixth TSA Pre✓™ application center, which will enable many more travelers in our state to apply for expedited screening benefits,” said TSA Wichita Federal Security Director Keith Osborn. The other enrollment centers are in Garden City, Kansas City (Lenexa), Salina, Topeka and Pittsburgh. Wichita Mid-Continent Airport has had a TSA Pre✓™ lane since October 2013. At airports that do not have dedicated TSA Pre✓™ lanes, TSA may offer some form of expedited screening to TSA Pre✓™ eligible passengers, including the ability to leave their shoes on during screening.
Once approved, travelers will receive a known traveler number and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓™ lanes at security checkpoints at 118 participating airports and on 11 airlines including Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
TSA always incorporates random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
Additional program information and how to enroll can be found at tsa.gov.
Universal Enrollment Center
New Leaf Plaza
2021 N Amidon Avenue, Suite 130
Wichita, KS 67203-2100
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 pm and 1 - 4 p.m.
Walk-in appointments will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers can pre-enroll at tsa.gov.