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I had a prohibited item at a security screening location. Will I be able to apply for TSA Pre✓®?

Individuals who commit certain violations of Federal security regulations, such as interference with security operations, access control violations, providing false or fraudulent documents, making a bomb threat, or bring a firearm, explosive, or other prohibited items to an airport or on board an aircraft are be denied expedited screening for a period of time. The duration of disqualification for expedited screening will depend upon the seriousness of the offense and/or a repeated history of regulatory violations.

The notice of violation process and the TSA Pre✓® disqualification process are separate processes and are handled by different offices. Individuals with questions concerning their TSA Pre✓® status should contact the TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673. Individuals with questions concerning their notice should contact their case agent in the Special Enforcement Program Office. Your case agent will not be able to assist you with questions concerning your TSA Pre✓® status, and the TCC will not be able to help you with questions concerning your notice of violation. Learn more about TSA Pre✓®.