TLH to offer TSA Pre-Check Program and temporary enrollment center

TLH to offer TSA Pre-Check Program and temporary enrollment center
Posted at 4:28 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 00:07:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee International Airport has started a program that offers enrolled travelers greater ease and efficiency when processing through airport security checkpoints.

The Transportation Security Administration Pre-Check Program allows approved travelers to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jackets. The travelers can also leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when they process through an airport security checkpoint.

Wait times for TSA Pre-Check lanes are typically five minutes or less, according to a news release. 

To assist local travelers with TSA Pre-Check Program enrollment, TLH will host a Temporary Pre-Check Enrollment Center from Monday, Jan. 29, through Friday, Feb. 2.

The enrollment center will be adjacent to the Visitor Information Center in the Ivan Munroe Terminal facility and will be staffed from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

Applying for TSA Pre-Check via this center is easy. Applicants are encouraged to pre-enroll by clicking here.

Choose “Start Application Now” then "Apply Now" and fill out steps 1 through 4. Once you arrive at step 4, type in your location as "Tallahassee, FL" and be sure to choose "Tallahassee International Airport." Select "Next" at the bottom of the screen and select an appointment time (the first available shows, but you can use the drop down to choose a different date and/or time).

To complete the application process, you will need to bring proof of identity and U.S. citizenship documentation (such as a U.S. Passport or birth certificate and a driver’s license).

The application process is completed on site when fingerprints are captured and the $85 background check fee is collected. The fee can be paid by credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier's check.

Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail. The enrollee can enter the provided KTN in the "Known Traveler Number" field when booking airline reservations.

In addition to the TSA Pre-Check Temporary Enrollment Center at TLH, travelers can also enroll at one of several airport locations across the country. More than 200 airports and 40 airlines participate in the TSA Pre-Check Program nationwide. Visit here to learn more.

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