City of Midland News Release

Posted on: September 7, 2017

Temporary TSA Pre-Check® application center to open for one week at MAF

Temporary TSA Pre✓® application center to open for one week at Midland International Air & Space Port

MIDLAND, TX – A temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open at Midland International Air & Space Port (MAF) from Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29.

The application center, located in the 3rd floor Media Room, will be open Monday-Friday that week from 8 am – Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm.  Applicants are NOT required to have an airline ticket to access the Media Room, which is in the public area of the airport.  

Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or another trusted traveler program such as Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when transiting the checkpoint. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool.

“This is a great opportunity for those who live in the Midland area to apply for this popular expedited screening program,” said TSA Federal Security Director Mike Scott.  Travelers can make an appointment online at www.tsa.gov, and then must complete their enrollment in-person at the application center.

The application fee is $85, which covers a five-year membership. The fee must be paid 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. Fingerprints are collected to complete 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.

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The Transportation Security Administration was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at tsa.gov.

Carrie Harmon, TSA Public Affairs:303-204-2134 carrie.harmon@tsa.dhs.gov

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