How many times have you stood in line at an airport watching others breeze through security with no hassle? By enrolling in The TSA Pre✓®, you too can breeze through security. Keep your shoes, jacket and belt on; and enjoy a better overall travel experience.
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and more efficient screening experience. We invite passengers to enroll in the popular expedited screening program. The TSA Pre✓® Temporary Enrollment Center will be located in Baggage Claim and will take place September 18 – September 22, 2017, Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Online registration is now open. Pre-enroll for this event ==>https://www.identogo.com/precheck. Type in “Fort Walton Beach, FL” and select Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport at STEP 4 then click NEXT to view available appointment times. Can’t get an appointment? No worries. Walk-In’s are welcome, but there may be a short wait.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from the TSA about the TSA PreCheck.
Applying for TSA Pre✓®
To be eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓®, foreign citizens must meet specific citizenship/residency requirements. Before you apply, we recommend that you review the various DHS trusted traveler programs such as the TSA Pre✓® Application Program, Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and determine the best program for you.
Yes. The name submitted on your airline reservation must be an exact match to the name you provided on your application. If you use a frequent flyer account or online travel profile, ensure that your name is properly saved.
While TSA does not offer any assistance with application fee costs, several credit card companies and loyalty programs do.
Find a TSA Pre✓® enrollment center by entering a postal code, city, or airport code in the ‘search’ box.
To ensure your privacy is protected, your data is encrypted, stored and transmitted securely using methods that protect the information from unauthorized retrieval or use.
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.
Before you apply, we recommend that you review the various DHS trusted traveler programs, such as the TSA Pre✓®Application Program, Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and determine the best program for you.
The name on your application must be an exact match to the name on the identification and proof of citizenship/immigration documents you provide at enrollment. The name provided must be the name used when making your airline travel reservations.
The application fee covers an in-depth background check, fingerprinting, identity verification, and other administrative costs of the program.
Participating airlines print a TSA Pre✓® indicator directly on your boarding pass if you are eligible for TSA Pre✓® on that flight. In addition to the indicator, TSA Pre✓® eligibility is embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass. Once the boarding pass is scanned at the checkpoint, the TSA officer may refer you to the TSA Pre✓® lane. If you do not have a valid boarding pass with TSA Pre✓® embedded in the barcode, you cannot access the TSA Pre✓® lane.
There is no age restriction to apply for TSA Pre✓®. However, family members ages 12 and under traveling with an eligible parent or guardian with a TSA Pre✓® indicator on their boarding pass can participate in expedited screening.
You may pay the $85 TSA Pre✓® Application Program fee with a credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check.
Global Entry applicants are required to pay the $100, one-time fee online by credit card or through an electronic bank transfer. If you are applying to a different trusted traveler program, such as NEXUS or SENTRI, you may submit an email, call (855) 873-4637, or visit the online information center.
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.
If you applied to Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, please review your online account for instructions on scheduling an interview at an enrollment center and further instructions or contact CBP by submitting an email, calling (855) 873-4637, or visiting the online information center.
The TSA Pre✓® application program membership is only open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents. Applicants may be ineligible due to incomplete or false application information, violations of transportation security regulations, or disqualifying criminal offenses and factors
No. A TSA Pre✓® indicator will be printed on your boarding pass and embedded in the barcode if you are eligible for TSA Pre✓® on your flight. When TSA scans your boarding pass at the security checkpoint, you may be referred to a TSA Pre✓®lane. We do not issue cards or credentials to access the TSA Pre✓® lane.
Although members of Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI may be issued a card when approved for the program, you cannot use these cards to access the TSA Pre✓® lane. A TSA Pre✓® indicator will be printed on the boarding pass and embedded in the barcode if you are eligible for TSA Pre✓® for your flight.
Experiencing TSA Pre✓®
Yes. TSA Pre✓® is available when you depart from a U.S. airport to a foreign country, and for domestic, connecting flights after you return to the United States. If you travel to foreign countries even once a year, consider enrolling in Global Entry instead of TSA Pre✓®. With Global Entry you’ll receive expedited customs processing when entering the United States, plus you’ll receive TSA Pre✓® when flying from U.S. airports.
Participating airlines print a TSA Pre✓® indicator (such as TSAPRECHK, TSA PRE, or TSA Pre✓®) on boarding passes to help you recognize when you are eligible for TSA Pre✓® on your flight.
Children ages 12 and younger may use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a parent or guardian who has the indicator on their boarding pass. Travelers 13 and older who do not have a TSA Pre✓® boarding pass must go through standard security lanes or apply. Before applying, TSA recommends reviewing the various DHS trusted traveler programs, such as the TSA Pre✓® Application Program, Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI, to determine the best program for your family.
No, TSA uses unpredictable security measures, both seen and unseen, throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual is guaranteed expedited screening.
Travelers are vetted for TSA Pre✓® every time they fly. TSA and airlines do not limit printing of the TSA Pre✓® indicator to participating airports.
Check the TSA Pre✓® airports and airlines map for a current list of participating airlines.
Passengers must be traveling on an airline that has entered into a partnership with TSA. Under this partnership, TSA works with the airline to establish system and checkpoint requirements and determine operation of TSA Pre✓® lanes at airports.
TSA Pre✓® Disqualification, Suspension and Expiration
Yes. If you 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 bringing a firearm, explosive, or other prohibited item to an airport or onboard an aircraft, you are denied expedited screening for a period of time. The duration of disqualification from participation in TSA Pre✓® is related to the seriousness of the violation and/or a repeated history of regulatory violations.
If you have questions concerning your TSA Pre✓® status, call the TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673. If you received a notice of violation, please contact your case agent.
If you are interested in renewing your TSA Pre✓® Application Program membership, you must apply again through the same process.
If TSA finds potentially disqualifying information, TSA will send a letter with instructions on how to proceed.
TSA Pre✓® for Active Duty Military and DoD Civilians
At this time, only members of the U.S. Armed Forces and DoD federal civilians are eligible for TSA Pre✓® through the existing partnership between DoD and TSA. Eligible DoD federal civilians must opt-in via milConnect. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces are not required to opt-in.
Yes. When the commercial travel offices asks you to verify your Secure Flight personal information (full name, birthdate, gender), provide your DoD ID number as the known traveler number. The office is not required to ask travelers for their known traveler number, but will enter it in the reservation if the traveler volunteers the information.
Yes. To participate, include your DoD ID number in the known traveler number field when making reservations through an airline or travel website. Travelers may also save their DoD ID/KTN in their frequent flyer program profile.
No. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces do not need to be in uniform or on official travel to participate in TSA Pre✓®.
No. All members of the U.S. Armed Forces must include their DoD ID number in the known traveler number field when making flight reservations and a TSA Pre✓® indicator must be visible on your boarding pass. The airlines will print a TSA Pre✓® indicator (such as TSAPRECHK, TSA PRE, or TSA Pre✓®) on boarding passes to help you recognize when you are eligible for TSA Pre✓® on your flight.
You cannot access the TSA Pre✓® lane by presenting your CAC or other documentation.
DoD federal civilian employees must opt-in to TSA Pre✓® by visiting the milConnect website. After selecting the “My Profile” and the “CIV” menu tab when logged into the website, users will be guided through the opt-in process for TSA Pre✓®. Civilian employees need to opt-in only once. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces do not need to opt-in.
Enter the DoD ID number from the back of your common access card into the “known traveler number” field of your flight reservations or when updating your Defense Travel System profile for official travel.
TSA Pre✓® for Persons with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
No. Only travelers who have a valid boarding pass with the TSA Pre✓® indicator printed on the boarding pass and embedded in the barcode will have access to the TSA Pre✓® lanes.
No. The application fee covers the cost of the background check and cannot be waived.
The level of assistance you receive may vary by airport. If you have any concerns when you arrive at the checkpoint, you may ask to speak with a supervisor or a passenger support specialist for assistance.
TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process.
Contact us 72 hours prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. You may call (855) 787-2227 or email TSA Cares.
You may request advanced imaging technology screening if you are not able to undergo or opt-out of metal detector screening. Learn about the special procedures for persons with disabilities or medical conditions.
As a TSA Pre✓®-eligible traveler, you are allowed to leave on your shoes, belt, and light jackets, unless instructed otherwise by a TSA officer. TSA Pre✓®-eligible travelers are also allowed to keep their laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on luggage. Your screening process is determined by your ability to stand and walk. If you can stand and walk without the support of a person or device, you may be screened using advanced imaging technology or walk-through metal detector. If you can neither stand nor walk, you will be screened by a patdown while you remain seated.
A transportation security officer will physically inspect your wheelchair or scooter, including the seat cushions and any non-removable pouches or packs. If the wheelchair or scooter has any removable pouches or bags, you will need to remove them for x-ray screening.
Contact (855) 347-8371 to determine what accommodations can be made.
For more information, please visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck/