The Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check enrollment center opened Monday at the Boise Airport, with enrollment opportunities for travelers offered all this week.
The center is on the first floor of the airport, on the baggage-claim level, near baggage carousel #1. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, the hours are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
TSA Pre-Check allows what’s termed “trusted travelers” to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt when boarding flights. At some airports, passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.
"Now is an ideal time (for travelers) to make an appointment to visit the TSA Pre-Check enrollment center," said Andy Coose, TSA Federal Security Director for Idaho. "It takes only a few minutes.”
Travelers enter basic biographical data about themselves on-line, then arrange an appointment time. If approved, travelers will then be able to enjoy the benefits of Trusted Traveler status for the next five years, Coose said.
To enroll, go to tsa.gov/precheck. Click on the words “Apply Now” to make an appointment to complete the enrollment process in-person at the TSA Pre-Check application center. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and a certified copy of a birth certificate. Fingerprints will be taken during the in-person session.
The application fee is $85 and it can be paid at the time of your appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Walk-ins are permitted and will be accommodated around scheduled appointments.
Once approved, individuals will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) making them eligible to utilize TSA Pre-Check lanes on a consistent basis at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Children age 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre-Check lane when traveling with a TSA Pre-Check-eligible parent or guardian.