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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

TSA Opens Temporary PreCheck Application Center

Residents of the Omaha area will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck™ Application Program inside Eppley Airfield from August 3 to 7, where officials will host a temporary “pop-up” enrollment center in the terminal.

The temporary enrollment center will be held in the Platte Room inside the terminal. In response to the coronavirus, cleaning protocols have been increased on high-touch surfaces like door handles, keyboards, counters and chairs. TSA staff will sanitize their hands between each customer interaction and disinfect surfaces that customers come in contact with regularly.

The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA PreCheck – an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep their food items in their carry-on bag; laptop in its case; and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide and dozens of airlines participate in the program.

To participate in this enrollment opportunity, travelers should ideally pre-enroll and make an appointment online. It typically only takes 10 minutes to pre-enroll. After completing the pre-enrollment steps, applicants type in the location “OMA” and click on the search button to select the enrollment site for “Pop Up: OMA, 8/3-8/7” and then click “Next.” Applicants can select an appointment time using the drop down menu to choose a date and time. The drop-down menu will show the first available time available, but individuals can choose a different date and/or time using that drop-down menu.  Alternatively, applicants can walk in to the enrollment center without pre-enrolling.  The enrollment center will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7.

Applicants must bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. Visit the Universal Enroll website to determine which documents are accepted.

The application fee is $85, and membership is good for five years. It must be paid at the time of the appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Fingerprints also are required during the in-person enrollment session.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within a couple weeks that is valid for five years. The enrollee should enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking airline reservations. The KTN also can be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center or with the travel management company making reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.

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