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Demand for travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) TSA Pre✓® program continues to be so strong that a temporary application center will once again be available in the Louisville area in addition to the permanent enrollment centers in the region.
The TSA Pre✓® temporary enrollment center will be open Wednesday, September 6 through Friday, September 15 at Louisville International Airport (SDF) from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday). It will be located on the west side of the ticket lobby, behind the Allegiant and United Airlines ticket counters. This will be the second temporary enrollment opportunity at Louisville International in recent months, following a successful event earlier this summer. Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or one of the other “trusted traveler” programs such as Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when they go through the checkpoint.
Travelers can make an appointment for TSA Pre✓® enrollment online at https://www.tsa.gov/precheck and then complete their enrollment in-person at the TSA Pre✓® application center of their choice. The application fee is $85 and is good for five years. It can be paid at the time of appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enrollees will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status and fingerprints are collected during the in-person enrollment session.
In addition to the temporary application center at Louisville International, there are several permanent application centers in the region. For a list of application center addresses and hours, visit https://universalenroll.dhs.gov. After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within a few days 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. More than 180 U.S. airports are participating in TSA Pre✓® nationwide and 37 domestic and international carriers.