What is TSA PreCheck?
The TSA PreCheck program was created in December 2011 as a way to provide low-risk travelers with a smoother experience at the airport security passenger checkpoint. The program is open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as members participating in Trusted Traveler Programs like Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI. The TSA PreCheck program is a great option for frequent travelers looking to save time during the airport security process. Enrolled members can travel with ease with no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. They can also access dedicated screening lanes at participating U.S. airports nationwide
What is AUS offering to travelers?
AUS is one of the first airports to offer the new TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative (for departing travelers only). It will allow travelers to enroll in TSA PreCheck as they depart for their trip with no need for an appointment. The enrollment carts are located post-security at Checkpoint 1, so please be advised that this is for ticketed/departing passengers only.
As of June 23, 2022, IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Ambassadors will be stationed post-security with carts past security at Checkpoint 1, equipped to enroll passengers in TSA PreCheck. Enrollment Ambassadors will be available:
Monday: 5:00 AM – 1:00PM
Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 1:00PM
Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 1:00PM
Thursday: 5:00 AM – 1:00PM
Friday: 5:00 AM – 1:00PM
This new, simplified initiative for departing/ticketed travelers delivers TSA PreCheck enrollment in five minutes or less, and most passengers will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) within three to five days, and in most cases, just in time for their return trip.
What should I expect during the TSA PreCheck application process?
The enrollment process is quick and convenient. The ticketed traveler can enroll at the airport simply by stopping by the IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Cart after they go through security at Checkpoint 1. No appointment needed! Please note that this is for ticketed passengers only, as the enrollment carts are located past security.
Enrolling at the airport is even faster if the traveler applies online beforehand. TSA PreCheck enrollment requires proof of identity, proof of citizenship (forms of identification can be located here: proof of citizenship), fingerprint and photo capture. There is an $85 enrollment application fee, which covers five years of participation, if approved.
Click here if you wish to start the application process before arriving at AUS.
For more information on TSA PreCheck, please visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
If you are not a ticketed/departing passenger, but are still interested in enrolling in TSA PreCheck...
Please complete the application and schedule an enrollment at one of our numerous enrollment centers in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas, or stop by our enrollment center across from Baggage Carousels 3/4 at AUS.
The Oak Hill TSA PreCheck enrollment center located at 7010 W Highway 71 is open for enrollment and renewal services from Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM.