New TSA Enrollment Center Opens at Travel Leaders Agency in Rochester, Minnesota

Travelers interested in enrolling in TSA Precheck may now complete the process at the Travel Leaders Rochester travel agency location in Barlow Plaza on 6th Street

Rochester, MN (May 13, 2019) — Travelers interested in applying for the Transportation Security Administration’s Precheck expedited security program may now do so at a new enrollment center based at the Travel Leaders Rochester, Minnesota, agency in Barlow Plaza, 1141 6th St NW. It is one of only six approved locations in the state and is the first permanent TSA Precheck location to open in Rochester, with the next closest center more than 50 miles away.

Other TSA enrollment services offered at Travel Leaders Rochester through its IdentoGO affiliation include the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, and the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program, which conducts a threat assessment for any driver seeking to obtain, renew and transfer a hazardous materials endorsement on a state-issued commercial driver’s license.

The hours of operation for TSA Precheck processing at Travel Leaders Rochester in Barlow Plaza are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are scheduled at 10-minute intervals. To make an appointment and pre-enroll for the application process, travelers should visit https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/programs/precheck. An in-person visit to the enrollment center is required to complete the application process. The application fee is $85 and enrollment is valid for five years. TSA Precheck benefits include being able to leave on shoes, light outerwear and belts, as well as keeping laptops in their cases and 3-1-1 compliant liquids and gels in carry-on bags at participating U.S. airport security screening checkpoints.

Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and a certified copy of a birth certificate to the enrollment center. Fingerprints will be collected and a photo taken during the enrollment session. After completing enrollment, approved applicants will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within 30 days, which can be used when making airline reservations or added to a current reservation if more than 72 hours prior to departure. More information is available at www.identogo.com/services/tsa-pre-check.

“We are happy to offer Precheck enrollment services to area residents as it makes domestic and international travel easier at participating U.S. airport checkpoints and it takes only about 10 minutes to pre-enroll,” said Nora Blum, Vice President at Travel Leaders Rochester, which is also a full-service travel agency. “We are proud to bring the much-desired TSA PreCheck enrollment services to the Rochester area residents. Our customers will have the benefit of adding their Known Traveler Number to all of the reservations booked with our agency. And as a service to companies and organizations in the Rochester area, we are willing to set up special enrollment events. Now any group can schedule a day of enrollment appointments specifically for their employees or members as a benefit.”

The TSA PreCheck program is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents. Existing enrollees can also renew their status if they are nearing their expiration date.

“In addition, our Birth Certify service through IdentoGO allows our team to retrieve birth records for citizenship verification from most states during the enrollment process for federal programs in the Universal Enroll Service (UES),” added Blum. This is especially useful for clients who can’t otherwise obtain a certified copy of their birth certificate to present to us as a form of identification.

Other TSA enrollment processing locations available in Minnesota are in Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Mankato, St. Cloud and at the St Paul / Minneapolis airport. For more information on TSA Pre✓™, visit www.tsa.gov. Those interested in holding a TSA Precheck enrollment event at their company or organization, may contact Travel Leaders Rochester at 507.446.3690/Amy@tvlleaders.com /www.TVLLEADERS.com

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