(TSA Pre-Check ticket)
Step 2: Visit the TSA Application Center.
Step 3: Congratulations! TSA PreCheck has accepted your application. Now what?
Step 4: Booking a flight with TSA PreCheck
After linking your Known Traveler Number to your flight, your boarding pass will be marked with "TSA Pre-Check" to ensure your security inspection will be quick and easy.
For more information on applying for TSA Pre-Check, visit the TSA website at https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply.
In a way, being accepted by Global Entry is like going through inspection once, in an office, and unless you break any Customs rules, you'll remain cleared for five years. Best of all, if you are accepted for Global Entry, you're automatically eligible for TSA PreCheck—there's no need to apply for both.
To Apply for Global Entry
Step 1: Am I eligible?
Step 2: Applying to Global Entry
Step 3: The Interview
Don’t forget to bring your valid passport and a form of I.D. like your driver’s license or permanent resident card. As long as the interview goes smoothly, your application will be officially accepted on the spot and you'll be give your Global Entry number—which will also work for TSA Pre-Check, too.
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