SDF launches new TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Initiative

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) launches new TSA PreCheck® enrollment initiative for departing travelers from May 5, 2022, through May 16, 2022, just in time for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby!


Did you know that in March 2022, 94% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in the security screening line?

IDEMIA is excited to bring convenient TSA PreCheck enrollment to travelers. Taking 5 minutes or less, and with no appointment needed, this special initiative for departing travelers allows them to enroll in TSA PreCheck at the airport as they fly out on their next trip. Once approved, they can then enjoy a smoother screening process at airport security. Look for the IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Ambassadors, and make sure you bring your photo ID and proof of citizenship (i.e., passport, birth certificate) or proof of lawful permanent residency. For extra speed and convenience, complete the online application before your trip.

What is TSA PreCheck?

The TSA PreCheck program was created in December 2011 as a way to provide low-risk travelers with a smoother experience at the airport security passenger checkpoint. The program is open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as members participating in Trusted Traveler Programs like Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI. The TSA PreCheck program is a great option for frequent travelers looking to save time during the airport security process. Enrolled members can travel with ease with no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets.  They can also access dedicated screening lanes at participating U.S. airports.

What is Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport offering to Travelers?

SDF is one of the first airports to offer the new TSA PreCheck In-Journey enrollment initiative. It will provide TSA PreCheck enrollment to travelers as they depart for their trip with no need for an appointment.

Just in time for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, this initiative will be available from May 5 through May 16 for SDF travelers. IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Ambassadors, will be stationed throughout the airport with carts equipped to enroll passengers in TSA PreCheck.

Enrollment Dates:
Thursday, May 5 – Monday, May 16, 2022

May 5-6: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
May 7-9: 5 a.m.-1 p.m. daily
May 10-11: Closed
May 12-16: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) – Terminal
600 Terminal Drive, Louisville, KY
IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment will be per-security, immediately in front of The Comfy Cow and next to Starbucks

This new, simplified initiative delivers TSA PreCheck enrollment in five minutes or less, and most passengers will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) within 3 to 5 days.

What to Expect During the TSA PreCheck Application Process

The enrollment process is simple and convenient.  You can apply and enroll at the airport, or it’s even faster if you apply online beforehand and complete your enrollment at the airport. When applying online or on-site, you provide your name, date of birth, and passport number (or other form of identification which can be located here: proof of citizenship). When you apply online, all you need to do as you are leaving for your next trip is stop by our enrollment cart and provide fingerprints and have your digital photo taken. No appointment needed! There is an $85 enrollment application fee, which covers five years of participation, if approved.

Click here if you wish to start the application process before arriving at this special enrollment event at SDF.

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