SCRANTON, Pa. – Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Southern Central New York will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® program at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport from December 2 to 6, where officials will host a temporary “pop-up” enrollment center in the airport terminal.
It’s an ideal time to make an appointment to enroll so that if you are planning to travel during the Christmas/end-of-year holiday time, you should be able to do so as a member of the TSA Pre✓® program. TSA Pre✓® also makes an excellent holiday gift. Enroll with a family member and pick up the tab. It’s a gift that they will surely thank you for again and again.
The airport is a convenient location to enroll in the popular program. The “pop-up” office will be located on the second floor of the airport terminal.
The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in 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 200 domestic airports and more than 70 domestic and international airlines participate in TSA Pre✓®.
Travelers need only to make an appointment online (appointments are being taken now) and complete their enrollment in-person or as a walk-in from Monday, December 2, through Wednesday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. and on Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6, from 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
To participate in this enrollment opportunity, travelers should make an appointment online and pre-enroll online. It typically only takes 10 minutes to pre-enroll. After completing the pre-enrollment steps, applicants type in the location “Avoca, PA” and click on the search button to select the enrollment site for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Applicants can select an appointment time using the drop down menu to choose a date and time. The drop-down menu will show the first available time available, but individuals can choose a different date and/or time using that drop-down menu.
Applicants must bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. Visit the Universal Enroll website for a list of required documents to prove identity and citizenship.
The application fee is $85 and is good for five years. It must 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 and a photograph also are required during the in-person enrollment session.
After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within a one to two weeks that is valid for five years. Many individuals are approved several days after completing the in-person appointment, so you are encouraged to check your status online.
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 on a participating airline website, 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.
To learn more about TSA Pre✓® visit the TSA Pre✓® page or the TSA Pre✓® Frequently Asked Questions page. 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.