If you’ve flown out of any United States airport in the last twenty years, you may associate the process with some combination of shuffling through airport security lines, scrambling to take out your many liquids, and tussling with your shoes post-screening with agents.
Fortunately, the Transportation Security Administration or TSA PreCheck is a trusted traveler program that is designed to minimize the airport security process by pre-screening travelers prior to the day of flight. Are you ready to apply? Let’s take a look at the TSA PreCheck interview questions you can expect.
Wondering how to get TSA Precheck? There are three stages to the TSA PreCheck membership program application process: filling out an online form, scheduling an in-person visit at a TSA enrollment center, and then using your assigned Known Traveler Number when traveling.
An online application will take you through a series of TSA interview questions about your identity and background. When applying online, it will typically take less than five minutes to complete the form.
At the end of your online application process, you’ll schedule an in-person appointment at a TSA enrollment center near you (there are more than 500 enrollment centers available).1 The appointment is usually about ten minutes and includes:
After your background check is completed and your application is approved, you’ll be sent a Known Traveler Number, or KTN, to use going forward.
So, what is a known traveler number? This number should be applied to all airline reservations so your travel documents clearly show you’ve been pre-screened and can use the TSA PreCheck lane at any security checkpoint.
Before the interview process starts, the online form captures biographic and contact information and then proceeds to qualification questions.
You’ll need to fill in your:
Next, you’ll be asked these TSA interview questions:
You’ll also be asked about which documents you’ll be bringing to your in-person appointment at a TSA enrollment center.
Finally, you’ll be shown a list of enrollment center locations and appointment times to select from.
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Whether you’re renewing your TSA PreCheck or applying for the first time, GOV+ makes the process easy. All you have to do is fill out our easy online form. We’ll check your eligibility, set up any necessary in-person appointments for you, and make sure you have the correct documentation.
1. TSA. TSA PreCheck®. https://www.tsa.gov/precheck
2. TSA. Disqualifying Offenses and Other Factors. https://www.tsa.gov/disqualifying-offenses-factors