TSA PreCheck is a trusted traveler program available for precheck eligible countries that allows eligible travelers to experience expedited security screening at select U.S. airports. TSA PreCheck members can leave their shoes, belts, and light outerwear on, and they can keep their laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.
TSA PreCheck is currently available in over 500 airports in the United States, and it is also available in selected airports in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
To be eligible for TSA Pre Check, you must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. You must also be 18 years of age or older and have a valid passport. You cannot have any disqualifying criminal offenses or security violations.
The application process for TSA Pre Check is simple and straightforward. You can apply online or by mail. The online application takes about 5 minutes to complete, and you will need to schedule an in-person appointment at a TSA enrollment center.
At the enrollment center, you will provide your fingerprints and answer a few questions about your travel history. The entire process takes about 10 minutes.
The cost of TSA Pre. Check is $85 for a five-year membership. You can renew your membership online or by mail.
The benefits of TSA Pre Check include:
Expedited security screening at select U.S. airports
Leave your shoes, belts, and light outerwear on
Keep your laptop and liquids in your carry-on bag
Shorter wait times in security lines
The following countries currently offer TSA PreCheck:
Turks and Caicos