December 24, 2012

TSA PreCheck Offered to Canadians Enrolled in NEXUS

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for TSA PreCheck™, an initiative that allows eligible passengers to qualify for expedited screening at participating U.S. airports.
Canadian citizens who are traveling domestically in the United States who are members of NEXUS are now qualified to participate in TSA PreCheck™.

If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening through TSA PreCheck™, information is imbedded in the barcode of the passenger's boarding pass. TSA reads the barcode at the designated checkpoint and passengers may be referred to the TSA PreCheck™ lane where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include being able to leave their shoes, light outerwear and belt on, allowing them to keep their laptops in their cases and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bags in their carry-ons.
Passengers do not need to show their CBP Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS cards) to use a TSA PreCheck™ lane. Members interested in participating in TSA PreCheck™ through their NEXUS membership must enter their PASS ID into the ‘Known Traveler’ field when booking a flight reservation or saving their PASS ID to their airline’s frequent flyer profile. Members can find their PASS ID either online through their GOES account or on the back of their membership card in the top-left corner.

When traveling on one of the TSA PreCheck™ participating airlines, CBP Trusted Traveler members should remember to provide the airline with their full name, date of birth and PASS ID exactly as it appears in their CBP Trusted Traveler program online account (NEXUS card) to ensure they are properly considered for TSA PreCheck™.

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