TSA Pre✓® Application Center (CLOSED) Inside Richmond International Airport
March 9, 2015
The RIC TSA Pre✓® Enrollment Center has permanently closed effective Monday, December 12, 2016. The Enrollment Center is now located in the DMV office at 2300 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23220-2051. For more information, visit universalenroll.dhs.gov
RICHMOND, Virginia (March 9, 2015) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has opened a new application site for its TSA Pre✓® Program inside the Richmond International Airport terminal. This application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in the TSA Pre✓® 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 airport screening lanes.
Travelers in the Greater Richmond region will be able to go through a pre-enrollment process online at www.TSA.gov and complete their background interview at the new application center in the terminal. Or they can apply as walk-ins. The TSA Pre✓® application center is located in the north end of the airport’s upper level ticketing hall, adjacent to the JetBlue ticket counter.
TSA began opening TSA Pre✓® application centers in December 2013 and already more than 800,000 people have signed up for the expedited screening program. This new process allows all U.S. travelers the ability to apply directly to the program.
The TSA Pre✓® application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a quick pre-enrollment process online at www.TSA.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, payment and valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation. All TSA Pre✓® program applicants must visit an application center in-person to verify their identity and citizenship/immigration status as well as to provide fingerprints.
The TSA Pre✓® Application Program requires a background check, fingerprints, and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership. Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes at security checkpoints at more than 124 participating airports and on 11 major U.S. airlines including: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
Five simple steps to enroll in and use TSA Pre✓®:
1. Complete an online application.
2. Schedule an appointment at a TSA Pre✓® application center.
3. Visit the TSA Pre✓® application center, pay the $85 fee, provide valid government identification and fingerprints.
4. A Known Traveler Number will be sent to you via U.S. mail or can be obtained online.
5. Once successfully enrolled, provide your Known Traveler Number in the “Known Traveler Number” field when making airline reservations.
As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
Additional program information and how to enroll can be found at www.TSA.gov.
The Transportation Security Administration was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.
For more information about TSA, please visit our website at www.TSA.gov.