How do I get TSA Pre approved in the US?

You can pre- enroll and make an appointment online or walk-in at an enrollment center. To apply for TSA PreCheck®, travelers must go in-person to an enrollment center to provide documentation and fingerprints. Applicants pay a non-refundable $85 fee to cover the cost of background checks.

Is TSA PreCheck good for all airlines?

TSA PreCheck® is currently available at more than 200 airports with 80 participating airlines nationwide. Eligible passengers can learn where by selecting a state or by entering airport information below.

Who automatically qualifies for TSA PreCheck?

Cadets and midshipmen of the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Air Force Academy and Merchant Marine Academy. Passengers 12 and younger traveling with an eligible passenger. Passengers who are selected using existing Secure Flight system requirements while traveling on participating airlines.

Do all family members need TSA PreCheck?

Children 17 and under who will be traveling alone or without a TSA PreCheck®-eligible parent or guardian must apply for TSA PreCheck® to have access to expedited screening.

How long does TSA PreCheck appointment take?

about 20 minutes
TSA PreCheck allows walk-ins for interviews but applicants with appointments have priority. Appointments are scheduled to last about 20 minutes but if the enrollment center is busy, it may take a bit longer.

How long does TSA PreCheck approval take?

3-5 days
Most applicants receive approval notification in 3-5 days, though some applications can take up to 90 days. Considering this, applicants are encouraged to renew at least 90 days prior to expiry. TSA will notify members with eligibility results.

Can my spouse use TSA PreCheck with me?

Currently, spouses and other travel companions that don’t have TSA PreCheck credentials might be able to use TSA PreCheck if somebody in their travel party has TSA PreCheck. Once the new bill becomes law, any traveler between the age of 13 and 74 must have their own TSA PreCheck pass.