Residents of Corpus Christi will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck® program at Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) May 10-14. The “pop-up” office will be located in the airport conference room near the baggage claim area.
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 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 more than 70 airlines participate in the program.
Travelers can register for the upcoming TSA PreCheck enrollment event. Applicants must bring proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. This can either be through a current U.S. passport, or through a driver’s license and a copy of their birth certificate. The enrollment process must be completed in person at CRP in order for the proper paperwork and fingerprints to be collected. Those participating in the May 10-14 event can park for free in short-term parking. The application fee is $85 and can be paid during the enrollment appointment with either a credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Cash or personal checks are not accepted. Visitors can park in the short term lot and bring in their tickets for validation. They need to come to the 2nd floor, Administration offices, which are located just to the right before you reach the TSA Security Checkpoint.
After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within about two 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.