How to Sign up: You can sign up for TSA PreCheck online from the comfort of your own home. The application takes only a few minutes and asks for general information, including your legal name, address, and country of birth.
The application asks for more specific information like height, height, hair color, and eye color. It also includes eligibility questions related to criminal history. Next, it asks which document you want to use to confirm your identity such as a driver’s license or a passport.
Then, it requires you to select a location for your in-person appointment that includes fingerprinting. According to the agency, more than 90% of people who participated in the program waited no more than five minutes.
TSA PreCheck is available in more than 200 airports.
Cost: $78 for 5 years
Advantages: When traveling, there’s no need to take off your jacket, shoes or belts. Also, for travelers who often carry electronics, you will not need to remove your laptop.
Insider’s lifestyle correspondent Anneta Konstantinides said TSA PreCheck made “traveling an absolute breeze.”