PORTLAND – Residents of Portland and Southwest Washington will be able to apply to the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Portland International Airport (PDX) terminal from April 11 to 22, where officials will host a temporary application center.
The airport is a convenient location to apply to the program. The temporary application center will be pre-security and does not require the applicant to be a ticketed passenger.
Travelers need only to make an appointment online and complete their application in-person or as a walk-in at the application center. The application center will be located at the south end of baggage claim area past carousel 2 and will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Walk-ins are also welcome.
This application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply directly to 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 their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 160 airports are participating in TSA Pre✓® nationwide and 13 airlines participate in the program including Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, One Jet, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country, United Airlines, WestJet, Virgin America and Air Canada.
To participate in this application opportunity, travelers should make an appointment online and pre-apply at tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply. Select the application center located at 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97218-1009.
It typically only takes 10 minutes to pre-apply. At the bottom of the screen, applicants can select an appointment time using the drop down menu to choose a date and/or time.
Applicants will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. The application fee is $85 and is good for five years. It can be paid at the time of your appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Fingerprints also are required during the in-person application session.
After completing the application process, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within a few weeks that is valid for five years. The applicant 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.