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TSA Pre✓® Application Program

The TSA Pre✓® application program allows eligible travelers the opportunity to receive expedited screening at approximately 200 participating U.S. airports while traveling on 65 participating airlines.

Why join?

  • Travel with confidence and enjoy a more predictable experience.
  • It’s a convenient, more efficient security screening process.

No need to remove

  • Precheck IconsShoes
  • Belts
  • 3-1-1 compliant bag
  • Light jacket/outerwear
  • Laptop from bag

How to Apply

  1. Visit tsa.gov to learn more about the TSA Pre✓® application program. You can pre-enroll and make an appointment online or walk-in at an application center to apply.
  2. To apply for TSA Pre✓®, travelers must go in person to an application center to provide required information, documentation and fingerprints.
  3. Applicants pay a non-refundable $85 fee to cover the cost of background checks.
  4. Individuals who apply directly through the TSA Pre✓® Application Program will receive written notification within two to three weeks after the in-person appointment. Many individuals are approved several days after completing the in-person appointment, so you are encouraged to check your status online.
  5. Travelers with a known traveler number begin to enjoy expedited screening at participating airports nationwide.
  6. Add the known traveler number to each participating airline profile or provide it when making air travel reservations. The name used when applying for TSA Pre✓® must match the name used when booking travel.

How It WorksBoarding Pass Example

A TSA Pre✓® indicator may be on the boarding pass when a traveler is eligible for expedited screening on a particular trip.

Application Center

There are over 350 TSA Pre✓® application centers nationwide, including the following airport locations:

Arizona
Phoenix (PHX)
Arkansas
Little Rock (LIT)
California
Los Angeles (LAX)
Sacramento (SMF)
Santa Ana (SNA)
San Francisco (SFO)
Colorado
Denver (DEN)
Connecticut
Windsor Locks (BDL)
Florida
Fort Myers (RSW)
Miami (MIA)
Orlando (MCO)
Palm Beach (PBI)
Tampa (TPA)
Georgia
Atlanta (ATL)
Hawaii
Honolulu (HNL)

Illinois
Chicago (MDW, ORD)
Indiana
Indianapolis (IND)
Kentucky
Hebron (CVG)
Maryland
Baltimore (BWI)
Massachusetts
Boston Logan (BOS)
Michigan
Detroit (DTW)
Minnesota
Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP)
Rochester (RST)
Missouri
St. Louis (STL)
Nevada
Las Vegas (LAS)
New York
East Elmhurst (LGA)
Jamaica (JFK)
Syracuse (SYR)

North Carolina
Charlotte (CLT)
Raleigh–Durham (RDU)
Ohio
Cleveland (CLE)
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh (PIT)
Tennessee
Memphis (MEM)
Nashville (BNA)
Texas
Dallas (DFW)
Houston (HOU, IAH)
Utah
Salt Lake City (SLC)
Virginia
Arlington (DCA)
Dulles (IAD)
Richmond (RIC)
Washington
Spokane (GEG)

There are over 300 off airport locations. To find the location nearest you, visit tsa.gov/precheck.

Tel: 571-227-2829 / tsamedia@tsa.dhs.gov / visit tsa.gov