TSA PreCheck is an expedited security initiative designed to help travelers enjoy a more convenient journey through the airport. If you apply and are selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to participate, you'll be directed to a dedicated screening lane where you may not need to remove your shoes, jacket or belt, or laptop from its bag.
With TSA PreCheck, you don’t need to remove:
- 3-1-1 Liquids
How to Get TSA Pre✓
When you’re ready to breeze through security and apply for TSA PreCheck, there’s a few steps you will need to take. You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply.
1. Fill out your online application, opens in a new window
2. Pay an $85.00 application fee
3. Make an appointment for a 10-minute in-person background check
4. If approved, enjoy TSA PreCheck benefits for 5 years
Choose Between Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
Adding TSA Pre✓® to My Profile
If selected for TSA PreCheck, your digital or paper boarding pass will include a TSA PreCheck indicator. When you’re approved for TSA PreCheck, be sure to follow the steps and add your TSA-assigned Known Traveler ID to your profile.
1. Log in to My Profile
2. Under Personal Details, update/add your Secure Flight Passenger Data, and if applicable, your Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or TSA-assigned Known Traveler ID
Updates to your profile name can only be made by filling out the Identity Verification Form on delta.com. Your profile information must match exactly what is listed on your passport, driver’s license or other government-issued ID.
TSA Pre✓® Frequently Asked Questions
All passengers are eligible for expedited screening based on the secure flight passenger data (SFPD) that airlines are required to send to the TSA. Your profile information must match exactly what is listed on your TSA PreCheck/CBP Trusted Traveler application, driver’s license or other government-issued ID. The TSA is responsible for selecting participants on a per-flight-segment basis.
You may increase your likelihood of being selected for PreCheck by signing up for a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler Program, including Global Entry, opens in a new window, SENTRI , opens in a new windowand NEXUS, opens in a new window, or by completing the PreCheck application program at a TSA Application Center.
Although participants in the CBP's Trusted Traveler Programs (Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI) and PreCheck application program are eligible for expedited screening, no one is guaranteed it.
Passengers can increase their likelihood of being selected by participating in a CBP Trusted Traveler Program or completing the PreCheck application program. Ensure that your profile information matches exactly what is listed on your passport, driver’s license or other government-issued ID, and PreCheck or CBP Trusted Traveler Program enrollment (including your middle name, if applicable).
Please note that the TSA, not Delta, selects individuals for expedited screening, and no individual can be guaranteed expedited screening.
Yes. Customers will be able to find the pre-notification indicator “TSA PRECHK” on the boarding pass underneath the passenger name field. On mobile boarding passes, the PreCheck logo will appear at the top-right corner above the barcode. Please note that if you are eligible for PreCheck the logo will appear on boarding passes throughout your itinerary, regardless of whether pre-screening lanes are available at your departure airport(s).
In addition, the eligibility status will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass. The TSA will scan the barcode at PreCheck checkpoints as a final determination of the customer’s eligibility status.
Passengers who do not meet the necessary requirements are not eligible to participate at this time. However, passengers 12 years old and younger who are accompanied by eligible travelers are allowed through PreCheck lanes as part of the TSA's modified screening procedures.
For security reasons, the TSA cannot provide specifics about screening procedures. Volunteered participant information is used to make an intelligence-driven risk assessment that could allow some travelers to qualify for expedited screening.