How long after signing up for TSA PreCheck can you use it?

Once you complete enrollment and are deemed eligible for the program, wait three to five days for a Known Traveler Number. However, keep in mind that it can take up to 60 days to be approved in some cases. After approval, return to the TSA PreCheck website and click the "Check My Service Status" link to find your KTN.

How soon can I use TSA PreCheck after approval?

Most applicants receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) in 3-5 days, though some applications can take up to 60 days. Applicants can receive updates on their enrollment application status by email, phone, text or by checking online through the enrollment provider they applied with.

What is the quickest way to get approved for TSA PreCheck?

The fastest and easiest way to enroll in TSA PreCheck® is to start the application online. You do not need to get TSA PreCheck® if you already have Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, or hold an active TWIC® or Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an HME.

What happens after TSA PreCheck enrollment?

TSA's goal is to provide you with a response within 60 days of receiving the information you provided at enrollment. This may take longer if there was difficulty capturing your fingerprints during enrollment. You can check your status online at any time.

Can you add TSA PreCheck anytime?

However, the answer is yes to the question "Can I add TSA PreCheck to an existing reservation?" You must update existing flights and your airline loyalty program profiles to be able to use the dedicated airport security lanes for PreCheck members.

New changes in applying for TSA PreCheck

Can I use TSA PreCheck at all airports?

TSA PreCheck® is currently available at more than 200 airports with 90+ participating airlines nationwide. Eligible passengers can learn where by selecting a state or by entering airport information below.

How do I know if TSA PreCheck is on my boarding pass?

Participating airlines display a TSA PreCheck® indicator directly on your boarding pass if you are eligible for TSA PreCheck based on your provided Known Traveler Number (KTN). Please ensure you add your KTN to your airline reservation while booking the reservation.

Can you add TSA PreCheck after getting boarding pass?

If you're eligible for TSA PreCheck, your boarding pass will show TSA PreCheck. If you add your KTN after checking in, you'll need to get a new boarding pass.

How do I take advantage of TSA PreCheck?

The TSA PreCheck program is only open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents. Travelers interested in TSA PreCheck must apply online for pre-approval. Once your interview is booked, you are required to bring an unexpired U.S. government-issued photo identification, plus proof of citizenship.

Can you add KTN after booking?

How do I add my Known Traveler Number (KTN) to previous reservations? Contact your airline by phone or online to add your Known Traveler Number (KTN).

Does TSA PreCheck require an interview?

To apply, applicants simply complete a TSA Precheck application online at or at an enrollment center. All candidates must schedule a visit to an enrollment center for a short interview and show proof of identity, citizenship and submit their fingerprints.

What is better than TSA PreCheck?

Global Entry can definitely be worth it as it saves you a lot of time and hassle when returning from an international trip. The cost is just $22 more than TSA PreCheck and it includes all PreCheck benefits as well. Plus, there are many travel credit cards that offer Global Entry application fee credits.

Why is it taking so long to get approved for TSA PreCheck?

Longer wait times are due to a record number of applications for membership in the trusted traveler programs, according to the DHS. Google search traffic for “TSA Precheck” is around its highest level in five years.

How do you know if PreCheck is active?

Visit the TSA PreCheck website and click on the "Check Status" button. Enter your full name, date of birth and passport number or your Known Traveler Number (KTN). Review your TSA PreCheck status. You'll know your membership is active if the website displays your current status, expiration date and KTN (if applicable).

Why did I not get TSA PreCheck on my boarding pass?

There's an Error on Your Booking

A typo in your name, date of birth, or Known Traveler Number will throw off the system and prevent you from being issued TSA PreCheck. Carefully review the information on your boarding pass and airline profile and make sure it exactly matches your Trusted Traveler profile.

Why doesn t my TSA PreCheck show up?

How can I access TSA PreCheck®? If you consistently do not receive TSA PreCheck®, please call the TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673, submit an online form, or contact us at @AskTSA on Twitter and Facebook Messenger.

How does TSA PreCheck work at the airport?

What is TSA PreCheck®? The TSA PreCheck® program expedites traveler screening through participating TSA security checkpoints (for a complete list of participating airports, visit the TSA PreCheck® Airports and Airlines page). No need to remove shoes, belts, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, or light jackets. Apply Now!

What does PreCheck look like on mobile boarding pass?

Customers will be able to find the pre-notification indicator “TSA PRECHK” on the boarding pass underneath the passenger name field. On mobile boarding passes, the PreCheck logo will appear at the top-right corner above the barcode.

Can my spouse use my TSA PreCheck?

1. Can I bring my spouse through the TSA PreCheck lane? Technically your spouse can't go through the TSA PreCheck lane without their own account.

What is difference between Global Entry and TSA PreCheck?

TSA PreCheck® provides expedited security screening benefits for flights departing from U.S. Airports. Global Entry provides expedited U.S. customs screening for international air travelers when entering the United States. Global Entry members also receive TSA PreCheck® benefits as part of their membership.

What airlines do not accept TSA PreCheck?

Most budget airlines like Frontier, Allegiant, Spirit, and Sun Country all participate in TSA PreCheck. Notable airlines that don't participate in TSA PreCheck include Aer Lingus, China Southern, China Eastern, and EgyptAir.

Can I go through regular security if I have PreCheck?

If one of you is enrolled in TSA PreCheck and the other is not, you have two choices: Go through the regular screening lane together. Go through security separately, with only the TSA PreCheck member using the expedited screening lane.

Is TSA PreCheck taking longer than 5 days?

How long does it take to get TSA PreCheck? Most new applicants will typically receive their TSA PreCheck number (officially called a Known Traveler Number) within three to five days after their in-person appointment, according to the agency. However, some applications may take longer—up to 60 days or more.

How much does TSA PreCheck cost 2023?

TSA PreCheck cost

It is $78 as of April 2023, which covers the cost of the background check and operational costs. Once you're approved, your membership is good for five years, after which you will again have to pay a fee for renewal.

What documents do I need for TSA PreCheck?

Valid Photo ID

Unexpired driver's license issued by a State or outlying possession of the U.S. Unexpired photo ID card issued by the federal government or by a State or outlying possession of the U.S. This must include a federal agency, State or State agency seal or logo (such as a State university ID).