The City of El Paso and El Paso International Airport will host a temporary enrollment center from Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, 2022, allowing travelers to apply for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck, the U.S. Customs, and Border Protection’s Global Entry and a U.S. Passport.
The temporary enrollment center will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. in the La Placita Conference Room, inside the terminal building pre-security. Passengers do not have to purchase an airline ticket to access the enrollment center.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Program which includes GLOBAL ENTRY, SENTRI, and FAST, allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports. While interviews will not take place at the airport, CBP officers will educate interested persons and assist with the application process.
Visitors to the enrollment outreach event can learn more about various DHS trusted traveler programs here: Official Trusted Traveler Program Website | Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov).
The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA PreCheck – an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, and belt; keep their food items in their carry-on bag; laptop in its case; and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide and dozens of airlines participate in the program.
To participate in this enrollment opportunity, travelers should pre-enroll and make an appointment online. After completing the pre-enrollment steps, applicants type in the location “El Paso, TX” and click on the search button to select the enrollment site for “Pop-Up: ELP, 8/1-8/5” and then click “Next.” Applicants can select an appointment time using the drop-down menu to choose a date and time. The drop-down menu will show the first available time, and individuals can choose a different date and/or time using that drop-down menu.
Applicants must bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. Visit the Universal Enroll website at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/ to determine which documents to bring along based on citizenship status.
After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail that is valid for five years. The enrollee should enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking airline reservations. The KTN also can be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.