Gov't opens 1st Precheck enrollment site in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - The government says Indianapolis International Airport will have the first enrollment site for an expedited screening program that allows airline passengers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts and keep laptop computers in cases at security checkpoints.

The Transportation Security Administration opened the Precheck enrollment site Wednesday at the airport. Enrollees must provide identification, fingerprints and an $85 enrollment fee.

Until now, passengers have only been eligible for expedited screening through existing programs such as U.S. Custom and Border Protection's Global Entry program and some frequent flier programs.

At the new center, customers can apply and complete the background interview for the TSA Precheck.

Officials with TSA said if a customer has the proper documents, the enrollment process is less than 10 minutes.

TSA said it expects to open application centers in New York, Washington and Los Angeles by the end of the year. The agency said it plans to eventually expand it to more than 300 U.S. locations.



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