About the TSA Precheck Program
TSA PreCheck status is offered to both domestic and international travelers who are low-risk airline passengers. TSA fast passes are overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and offer qualified applicants expedited procedures through airport security screenings. With TSA PreCheck enrollment, you can avoid long wait times in security checkpoint lines by receiving access to a private, members-only lane. TSA PreCheck eligibility means you are no longer required to unpack your carry-on bag and luggage to remove flagged items (laptops, liquids and gels) or disrobe (by removing shoes, jackets, belts and jewelry) in order to pass through airline security scanners. Once you apply for TSA PreCheck, you will be one step closer to a stress-free airport experience. Below, find out more information on:
- TSA PreCheck requirements.
- TSA PreCheck applications.
Who can get TSA PreCheck?
TSA PreCheck eligibility mandates that applicants interested in the airport security membership benefits meet all requirements set forth by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA PreCheck approval begins with your citizenship status, and requires that you are: a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. TSA PreCheck enrollment automatically applies to any passengers who belong to Trusted Traveler Programs and already have Known Traveler Numbers issued.
Additionally, active designated servicemen and servicewomen can utilize TSA Pre-Check without the TSA PreCheck requirements for enrollment. Read more on the TSA PreCheck Eligibility page.
TSA PreCheck Program Ineligibility
If you are not TSA pre approved, it is important to determine your eligibility prior to TSA PreCheck enrollment. Because the TSA PreCheck cost for applying is non-refundable, it is for your benefit to determine if you qualify before starting a TSA PreCheck application. If you meet TSA PreCheck requirements in terms of citizenship status, but you have a criminal history attached to your name, you must determine if your charge will prohibit you from entering the TSA PreCheck program.
TSA PreCheck approval will not be granted to passengers who are convicted felons and have committed crimes determined disqualifiable by the Transportation Security Administration. To review a list of felonies that will result in a TSA PreCheck application rejection, review the TSA PreCheck Denial page.
How to Get TSA PreCheck
If you are wondering how to get TSA PreCheck, the first step is to complete an application, after you have confirmed both your TSA PreCheck eligibility and citizenship status. You can begin your TSA PreCheck application online, but you must complete the process in person at a TSA PreCheck enrollment center. In order to apply for TSA PreCheck online, have proof of ID handy, in the form of a U.S. passport, an official birth certificate or a state-issued driver's license. You will also need to provide contact information, such as your: full legal name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth. Then, you must pay the TSA PreCheck program's $85 five-year membership fee. Following the completion of your travel pre-check application, schedule a TSA PreCheck appointment for the required interview.
After you have completed all of the TSA PreCheck requirements, you will be able to check your application at any time.