MERIDIAN, Miss. – Demand for travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre✓® program has been so strong that a temporary application center will be stood up in the Meridian Regional Airport (MEI) from May 14 - 18.
The TSA Pre✓® temporary application center will be at Meridian Regional Airport’s terminal conference room from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. each day.
TSA Pre✓® can be used at any of the airports in the program, including your local airport. Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or one of the other “trusted traveler” programs such as Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and they can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when they go through a checkpoint while the program is being run. Wait times are typically five minutes or less.
Travelers can make an appointment to apply to TSA Pre✓® online at tsa.gov, and then complete their enrollment in-person at the TSA Pre✓® application center of their choice. 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. Applicants will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status, and fingerprints are collected during the in-person enrollment session.
In addition to the temporary application center at MEI, travelers can also apply at one of the on-airport locations at several airports around the country.
After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within a few days 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 your reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations made directly from your profile.