Save time with TSA PreCheck

Learn about the program that allows you to quickly pass through security checks at airports in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The program was started in October 2011 and allows the TSA to expedite the security checkpoint process for low-risk travelers. Obtain a known traveler number on your boarding pass and avoid delays at airport lines.

Benefits and requirements

TSA reported that the PreCheck wait time for 98% of travelers was less than 5 minutes in December 2016. This is significantly faster than going through standard security!

Discover the advantages and what you will need to enjoy the initiative of the Transportation Security Administration of the United States.

Objects you can carry without setbacks

Now you can travel with the following items without placing them on the scanners when you go through security checkpoints.

Liquids 3-1-1*

Electronic equipment

Belts and shoes

Light jackets

*Liquids bottled in containers of maximum 3 ounces (100 milliliters) and stored in a plastic bag. Take up to 33 ounces (1 liter).


You can apply to the benefit as a US citizen, legal permanent resident or foreigner. You must have previously registered with one of the trusted traveler programs.

Apply with the Transportation Security Administration

Application Process

Complete the online form and schedule
an appointment at one of the
380 registration centers.

Background Check

During a 10 minute in-person appointment,
your information will be verified and
your prints will be registered.

Enjoy the TSA PreCheck

Add the Known Traveler Number
to your boarding pass and enjoy
the benefits during your trips.

To include the KTN on your boarding pass, make your reservation through the call center. If you reserve at or on the mobile app, you must call the call center or visit our counters at the airport to activate the benefit. 

For parents and guardians with children ages 12 and under, your children are eligible to use the TSA PreCheck security lanes with you. Children older than the age of 12 will need their own membership.

Where is this service available?

Airport list

Learn about the airports where TSA PreCheck is available.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Distrito de Columbia
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Nueva York
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

San Juan de Puerto Rico
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)

Logan International Airport (BOS) - As of June 2.