GF Security Screening
Doug Barrett | Sep 22, 2017 AT 8:18 am
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that local residents will have the opportunity to enroll in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program at Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) in October.
TSA Pre✓® enrollment center will be offered starting Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 6. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be located in the Secondary Conference Room in the First Floor Terminal at GFK. The airport is located at 2301 Airport Drive in Grand Forks.
TSA Pre✓® allows Trusted Travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt. At some airports, passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. Travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of TSA Pre✓® on a consistent basis are encouraged to enroll in the program.
“We are pleased that residents of Grand Forks will have the opportunity to enroll in TSA Pre✓® at their nearby airport, making the process even more accessible and streamlined,” said David Durgan, TSA Federal Security Director for North Dakota. “Take time to make an appointment now so you can enroll as a Trusted Traveler in October.”
The process to enroll begins online at tsa.gov/precheck. Click on the words “Apply Now” to make an appointment to complete the enrollment process in-person at the Grand Forks on-airport TSA Pre✓® application center. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and certified copy of a birth certificate and fingerprints will be collected during the in-person session.
The application fee is $85 and Trusted Traveler status is good for five years. 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✓® lanes on a consistent basis at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Children 12 and
under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a TSA Pre✓®- eligible parent or guardian.
Thirty-seven airlines participate in TSA Pre✓® and travelers departing a U.S. airport flying on any of those airlines are eligible for expedited screening.