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TSA Precheck program coming to Rochester

The Transportation Security Administration Precheck program is making its way to Upstate New York.

The Greater Rochester International Airport, located at 1200 Brooks Ave., will have a temporary enrollment center from Oct. 9 to 13 for northwestern Upstate New Yorkers to apply for the Precheck program.

TSA Precheck allows United States citizens to be screened quicker at the airport, so they don’t have to wait in the long line for regular security. TSA Precheck users will enter a different security line where they can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and keep their laptop and liquids bag in a carry-on bag.

Applicants must fill out an online application at tsa.gov/precheck as well as make an appointment at identogo.com/services/tsa-pre-check to enroll in-person at the airport. An $85 application fee is paid at enrollment and will be good for five years. Fingerprints are also taken at the in-person enrollment session.

After successfully enrolling in TSA Precheck, enrollees will be assigned a Known Traveler Number in the mail within a few weeks that will also be valid for five years. The enrollee can then enter their KTN when booking airline tickets, and will be all set for TSA Precheck.

Enrollment will be in the International Arrivals Hall located on the right side of the baggage claim level and will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday of enrollment week. Applicants can visit the Universal Enroll website for a list of required documentation proving identity and citizenship to bring to enrollment.

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