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West Virginia Residents will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) popular TSA PreCheck® program at West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) from April 17 to 21, where officials will host a “pop-up” enrollment center inside the airport terminal in baggage claim. 

TSA PreCheck is a valuable travel option that expedites the airport security checkpoint screening process. It 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 must make an appointment online (appointments are being taken now) to complete their enrollment in person or as a walk-in from Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Those who have pre-booked appointments will have priority over walk-ins.

To pre-register, applicants need to complete the pre-enrollment steps and then will use the location “Charleston, WV”  to select the enrollment site for “Pop-Up CRW.” Next, applicants can schedule an appointment using the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu will show the first available time available, but individuals can choose a different date and time using that drop-down menu.

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

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 ten days, valid for five years. However, many individuals are approved several days after completing the in-person appointment, so you are encouraged to check your status online.

When booking future airline reservations, you will enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field. 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.