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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center set for week of Dec. 4 at Richmond Airport

Nov 28, 2023

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within about 10 days that is valid for five years.

RICHMOND, Va. – Residents in the Virginia state capital and the surrounding region will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) popular TSA PreCheck® program at Richmond International Airport from Dec. 4 to 8, where officials will host a temporary “pop-up” enrollment center in the terminal.

TSA PreCheck is a valuable travel option that expedites a traveler’s airport security checkpoint screening process and allows passengers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide and more than 85 airlines participate in the program.

Travelers need only to make an appointment online (appointments are being taken now) and complete their enrollment in-person or as a walk-in. The pop-up center will be open from Monday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. in the Airport Business Center on the second floor of the terminal. The airport is located at 1 Richard E. Byrd Terminal Drive, Richmond, Va.

To participate in this enrollment opportunity, travelers should make an appointment and pre-enroll online. It typically only takes 10 minutes to pre-enroll. After completing the pre-enrollment steps, applicants type in the location “RICHMOND, VA” and click on the search button to select the enrollment site that says “Pop Up: RIC.” Applicants can select an appointment time using the drop-down menu to choose a date and time. The drop-down menu will show the first available time available, but individuals can choose a different date and/or time using that drop-down menu.

Applicants must bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. Visit the Universal Enroll website for a list of required documents to prove identity and citizenship.

The application fee is $78 and is good for five years. It must 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. Fingerprints and a photograph also are required during the in-person enrollment session.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within about 10 days that is valid for five years. Many individuals are approved several days after completing the in-person appointment, so you are encouraged to check your status online.

The enrollee should enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking airline reservations.  The KTN can be added when booking reservations online on a participating airline website, via a call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.  Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.

When submitting an application to enroll in TSA PreCheck, it is important to make sure that the web site where you start the enrollment process ends with .gov. To learn more about TSA PreCheck visit the TSA PreCheck page or the TSA PreCheck® Frequently Asked Questions page. For more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s four Trusted Traveler programs – including Global Entry and NEXUS– all of which provide TSA PreCheck eligibility, visit

Information provided courtesy of TSA Public Affairs.

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