Local residents can make an appointment online now to enroll in next few weeks
ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today reminded travelers that a temporary TSA Pre✓® enrollment center will be open for two weeks in the Rochester, Minn., area in late February and early March. People interested in enrolling in this popular expedited screening program should make an appointment online now.
At all airports, TSA Pre✓® eligible travelers can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt. TSA operates dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes at more than 200 other airports nationwide.
At airports without a dedicated TSA Pre✓® lane, travelers must remove their laptops and electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on luggage as well as liquids, gels and aerosols in their carry-on bag during the security checkpoint screening process.
To make an appointment, visit www.tsa.gov/precheck and select “Apply Now.” An in-person visit to the enrollment center is required to complete the application process. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and a certified copy of a birth certificate. Fingerprints will be collected during the enrollment session.
The temporary enrollment center will be open Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 1 at the Doubletree Hotel located at 150 S. Broadway in Rochester. The enrollment center will relocate on Monday, March 4, 2019 through Friday, March 8 to the Rochester International Airport. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays to Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of TSA Pre✓® on a consistent basis are encouraged to enroll in the program. 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 making them eligible to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes at airports nationwide. Children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian.
Fifty-six airlines participate in TSA Pre✓®. TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual is ever guaranteed expedited screening.
To date, more than 7.8 million people have enrolled in TSA Pre✓® nationwide. To learn more about TSA Pre✓®, visit tsa.gov/precheck. 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/tt.