Temporary TSA Pre✓ Center to Open at MFE

Temporary application center to open McAllen International Airport 


Temporary TSA Pre✓ Center to Open at MFE

TSA Pre✓A temporary TSA Pre✓ application center will be open at McAllen International Airport April 16-18.

“We’re pleased to offer this enrollment opportunity to those who live in or around McAllen,” said TSA Federal Security Director Jess Presas. “Travelers can pre-enroll online at tsa.gov and make an appointment at the McAllen International Airport enrollment center to complete the application process.” Walk-ins also are accepted on a space-available basis.

The temporary application center will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and also 2-6 p.m.  The application center is near the rental car counters on the east side of the terminal near baggage claim.

Travelers who are enroll in TSA Pre✓ may keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket when going through airport security. They may also leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when transiting the checkpoint. Travel programs such as Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS do the same. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool.

The application fee is $85, which covers a five-year membership. The fee is due at the application center by credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enrollees will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship or legal residency status. Fingerprint collection is part of completing a background check.

Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which they can access online in about a week. Passengers should enter the KTN when booking airline reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.

Applicants may call 956-681-1526 for additional information.