BISMARCK, N.D. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that local residents will have the opportunity to enroll in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program at two North Dakota airports in October.
TSA Pre✓® enrollment center will be offered at Grand Forks International Airport Monday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 6. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be located in the Secondary Conference Room in the First Floor Terminal. The airport is located at 2301 Airport Drive in Grand Forks.
The enrollment center in Bismarck will be located in the airport’s Conference Room A starting Monday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 13. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, it will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Bismarck Airport is located at 2301 University Drive.
TSA Pre✓® allows Trusted Travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt. At some airports, passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. Travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of TSA Pre✓® on a consistent basis are encouraged to enroll in the program.
“We are pleased that residents of Grand Forks and Bismarck will have the opportunity to enroll in TSA Pre✓® at their nearby airport, making the process even more accessible and streamlined,” said David Durgan, TSA Federal Security Director for North Dakota. “Take time to make an appointment now so you can enroll as a Trusted Traveler in October.”
The process to enroll begins online at TSA.gov. Click on the words “Apply Now” to make an appointment to complete the enrollment process in-person at the Grand Forks or Bismarck on-airport TSA Pre✓® application center. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and certified copy of a birth certificate and fingerprints will be collected during the in-person session.
The application fee is $85 and Trusted Traveler status 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. Walk-ins are permitted and will be accommodated around scheduled appointments.
Once approved, individuals will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) making them eligible to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes on a consistent basis at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a TSA Pre✓® eligible parent or guardian.
Thirty-seven airlines participate in TSA Pre✓® and travelers departing a U.S. airport flying on any of those airlines are eligible for expedited screening. As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
To learn more about TSA Pre✓® visit the TSA Pre✓® page on TSA.gov . For more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s four Trusted Traveler programs – including Global Entry and NEXUS– all of which provide TSA Pre✓® eligibility, visit DHS.gov. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, visit the DHS Trusted Traveler page.