The Transportation Security Administration has opened four application sites for its TSA Pre-Check Application Program throughout the state of Hawaii.
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents will now be able to go through a pre-enrollment process online at www.TSA.gov, make an appointment and complete the enrollment at one of four application centers to verify their identity and provide documentation to confirm their citizenship/immigration status as well as to provide fingerprints.
The new sites reflect a change in how the administration is approaching security protocols in airports.
“Not every passenger poses the same threat,” said Nico Melendez, TSA spokesperson. “We are getting away from the ‘one size fits all’ type of screening that passengers are traditionally used to in our airports.”
If approved, the applicant will receive a notification letter with an assigned Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail. The assigned KTN must be used when booking travel reservations.
The TSA Pre-Check program requires an $85 processing fee and is good for five years of access on nine partner carriers, including Hawaiian Airlines, plus entrance to TSA Pre-Check lanes in more than 130 airports.
Enrollment centers are operational on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.
TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.
For more information about the program, click here.