Who Can Participate in the TSA Pre-Check Program?


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The Transportation Security Administration allows qualifying U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to apply for inclusion in the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check program, notes TSA.gov. The TSA excludes applicants with certain criminal backgrounds from participation.

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The TSA excludes applicants convicted or who pled guilty to crimes such as espionage, sedition, treason or crimes of terrorism or applicants found guilty of conspiracy to commit these crimes, notes TSA.gov. Also excluded are those applicants convicted of murder and crimes related to explosive material. In addition, the TSA excludes applicants with criminal records within the preceding seven years of the application that include firearms charges, extortion, smuggling, robbery and other offenses.

Applicants must apply in person at over 300 locations around the country, according to TSA.gov. Applicants provide identifying information and proof of identity and citizenship status along with a non-refundable application fee.

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