How do I apply for TSA PreCheck®?

It takes five minutes to submit an online application and schedule an in-person appointment that includes a background check and fingerprinting at an enrollment center. Please note, legitimate online registration for TSA PreCheck® can begin at tsa.gov/precheck or be accomplished at universalenroll.dhs.gov.  Any website that claims to allow consumers to register for TSA PreCheck® that does not end in ".gov" is not an official TSA PreCheck® website.  Consumers who are applying for TSA PreCheck® for the first time cannot pay the enrollment or application fee online, they must complete their application and pay in-person at a TSA enrollment center. First time applicants are not asked to provide payment information online. The application fee for TSA PreCheck® is $85 for 5 years.

Before you apply, we recommend that you review the various DHS trusted traveler programs, such as the TSA PreCheck® Application Program, Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and determine the best program for you.