TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program for US citizens who have passed a background check, usually provided by a private contractor. Once you have been approved, you are eligible to use the service at any participating airport. In Phoenix, you can apply at the TSA office at PHX Airport. To get your application processed, you need fingerprints and proof of identity. The process takes about five minutes, but then it takes up to 10 weeks to be approved or denied.
TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program for US citizens who have passed a background check, usually provided by a private contractor.
TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program for US citizens who have passed a background check, usually provided by a private contractor. TSA PreCheck allows you to keep your shoes on and leave liquids in your bag when you go through security. This means less time waiting in line at the airport and faster access to your flight.
To apply for TSA PreCheck:
- Fill out the online application here (www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck). * Make sure there are no errors on your application, including misspellings or incorrect dates of birth or addresses. Apply early if possible! It takes up to 60 days for an applicant’s background check to be completed before they can be approved for TSA PreCheck status, so plan ahead!
Once you have been approved, you are eligible to use the service at any participating airport.
Once you have been approved, you are eligible to use the service at any participating airport. You do not need to re-apply for PreCheck each time you fly. However, your frequent flier number will expire after five years and you will have to reapply for a new one if you wish to continue using the service at airports where it is available.
You may use PreCheck with any airline that offers it; however, some airlines have opted out of this voluntary program and do not participate in TSA PreCheck membership or enrollment options
In Phoenix, you can apply at the TSA office at PHX Airport.
- The TSA office is located in the Terminal 4 Passenger Drop Off area.
- Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., or 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed on weekends and federal holidays except for special events at the airport (example: Super Bowl).
- Phone number: 602-563-4919 (for general inquiries), 602-743-2388 (for fingerprints only). You can also use this number if you need help with your application or have questions about your status as an approved applicant in the PreCheck program. If you do not get a response from them after two weeks, please contact us for assistance at [email protected] We are here to help! To find out more about other locations where you can apply for TSA PreCheck visit our website at www[dot]tsa[dot]gov/tsa-precheck/application/locate
To get your application processed, you need fingerprints and proof of identity.
If you’re not a US citizen, then you aren’t eligible for TSA PreCheck. You also have to be 21 years old and provide proof of identity and fingerprints. You can find the full application requirements on the TSA website here:
The fee is $85, but there’s no penalty if you cancel before your membership expires (which is usually one year).
The process takes about five minutes, but then it takes up to 10 weeks to be approved or denied.
The application process itself takes about five minutes, but then you’ll have to wait around 10 weeks for a decision. The wait time is unpredictable, so there’s no way to know when you’ll be approved or denied. Once your PreCheck status has been approved (or denied), you can schedule an appointment with one of the TSA’s registered enrollment centers in Phoenix. At this point, it will cost somewhere around $100 for a five-year pass that includes background checks and fingerprinting services.
The TSA PreCheck program isn’t perfect: It doesn’t offer access to every airport security line in the country—and there are other ways to speed up the process through private companies like Clear or Global Entry—but it does provide an easy way for travelers who fly frequently and want more peace of mind when going through airport security lines.
TSA PreCheck seems like an expedient way to fly through security lines at airports.
TSA PreCheck seems like a good idea to speed up your airport security experience. That said, it’s not a guarantee that you’ll get through the line faster. You could still be selected for full screening at random and there are no guarantees that even if you have TSA PreCheck status that will mean you never have to go through regular security again.
If you are interested in applying for TSA PreCheck, visit the Phoenix office at PHX Airport or call them at 623-581-5722. If you have any questions about the process or how it works, please call us as well! We will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have about this service.