TSA PreCheck® program

TSA PreCheck® is designed to help travelers speed up their security screening. If you apply and are selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you’ll pass through a dedicated lane when you travel from select airports in the U.S. The TSA — not United® — chooses travelers for expedited screening.

Benefits of TSA PreCheck®

Trusted Traveler programs

The TSA recommends that travelers who make at least three roundtrips per year enroll in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Traveler program, such as TSA PreCheck®. Depending on where you travel, you can also consider Global Entry®, NEXUS or SENTRI for expedited security screening. Memberships are valid for 5 years. Use the logo buttons below to learn more.

  • After DHS approves your application, you’ll receive a KTN/PASS ID number. To be eligible for TSA PreCheck® benefits, make sure to:

    • Add your KTN/PASS ID/Department of Defense (DoD) ID number to your United MileagePlus profile:
      • Sign in, then navigate to View account > Profile & Preferences > Personal information > Travel identification documents.
      • To save a KTN to your MileagePlus profile, your gender and date of birth must already be entered in your profile. Edit your profile by following the navigation path above to Personal information > About me. You’ll need to allow 14 days for any changes.
    • Add your KTN/PASS ID/DoD ID number to an existing reservation:
      • You can update existing United reservations through the "Edit traveler information" option in Manage Reservations, on an airport kiosk or in the United app. If you add your KTN after checking in, you’ll want to reprint your boarding pass or pull it up on the United app.

    Helpful tips

    • Book your flights using the name, date of birth and gender listed on the government-issued ID you used to apply for TSA PreCheck®. Otherwise, you may not receive expedited screening.
    • Memberships are valid for 5 years. Be sure to renew early to keep your TSA PreCheck® eligibility.
    • United reservations may combine your middle name with your first name either in your reservation or on your boarding pass. This will not prevent you from receiving TSA PreCheck® benefits.
    • A TSA PreCheck® logo or “TSA PRE” must be on your boarding pass near your name for you to use TSA PreCheck®. Presenting a Trusted Traveler card, TSA approval letter or other documentation alone will not grant TSA PreCheck® access.

    Visit the TSA website or contact TSA for more details, including enrollment instructions, a list of participating airports and checkpoint schedules. Not all airports offer TSA PreCheck®. If you’re having issues with your TSA PreCheck® benefits, please contact TSA Customer Service for help.

    The TSA uses unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. Some you can clearly see; others you may not notice. All travelers will be screened. Expedited screening isn’t guaranteed.

  • If you’re enrolled in TSA PreCheck®, please visit the Universal Enroll website to find your KTN or refer to your notification letter.

    If you’re enrolled in Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI, you should visit the Trusted Traveler Programs website to find your PASS ID. Your PASS ID is your KTN. You can also check the back of your card in the upper-left corner. Here’s an example:

    Shows the trusted traveler number on the back of the card, in the upper left corner under the 'PASS ID/Numéro d'identificatio' label. Do not include the portion beginning with 'SC.'

    Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, should visit the TSA's Member of the Military web page. You can also check the back of your Common Access Card to find your DoD ID number.

  • In addition to applying for TSA PreCheck®, which is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. lawful permanent residents, you can also consider applying for Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI. These programs are recommended for frequent international travelers and include TSA PreCheck®. Approved travelers are given a nine-digit PASS ID to use as their KTN. Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and citizens of certain other countries. The Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI cards are REAL ID-compliant and can be used as identification at U.S. security checkpoints.

    U.S. citizens who make an occasional international trip may use the free Mobile Passport Control App to speed up their entry into the U.S.

    Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, can use their 10-digit DoD ID number as the KTN.

    Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) holders can obtain TSA PreCheck® expedited screening by entering the identification numbers printed on their TWIC® card or state-issued commercial driver’s license (CDL) during the airline reservation process. Active TWIC® card holders enter their TWIC® credential identification number (CIN) in the known traveler number (KTN) field of their airline reservation. The CIN is printed on the back of each TWIC® card in the lower left-hand corner. Active HME holders enter the two-letter state abbreviation and CDL identification number from their state-issued CDL in the appropriate KTN field. (For example: NY12345678.)

  • Apply for quicker security screening —11,000 United MileagePlus® miles cover the $85 application fee.

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  • To be eligible for this statement credit you must use your United℠ Explorer Card, United Club℠ Visa Infinite Card, or your United Quest℠ Card to either complete the Global Entry application and pay the $100 application fee, or complete the TSA PreCheck application and pay the application fee (reimbursed up to $85 maximum). A statement credit will be processed after the Global Entry program application fee OR TSA PreCheck application fee (whichever program is applied for first) is charged to your United℠ Explorer Card, United Club℠ Visa Infinite Card, or your United Quest℠ Card. You are entitled to either: one (1) $100 statement credit per account OR one (1) statement credit up to $85 maximum per account every 4 years in connection with the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck program application fee. The statement credit will be posted to your account within 24 hours of the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck program application fee being posted to your account. You are responsible for payment of all charges until the statement credit posts to the account. Global Entry is a U.S. Government program, operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). TSA PreCheck is a U.S. Government program, operated by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Chase has no control over either program including, but not limited to, applications, approval process or enrollment, or fees charged by CBP or TSA, and no liability regarding the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck programs. For complete details on the Global Entry program, including full terms and conditions, go to ttp.cbp.dhs.gov. For complete details on the TSA PreCheck program, including full terms and conditions, go to tsa.gov. Websites and other information provided by government agencies are not within Chase’s control and may not be available in Spanish. The statement credit benefit applies to the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck programs only. Other program applications including, but not limited to, NEXUS, SENTRI, and Privium are not eligible for the statement credit benefit. To be eligible for this benefit, your account must be open and not in default at the time of statement credit fulfillment. Neither United Airlines nor MileagePlus is responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits.

    TSA PreCheck® is a registered trademark and is used with the permission of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.