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TSA pre check application center opens in Charleston

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the official opening of an application site in Charleston for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag.

TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.

The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents  to go through a pre-enrollment process online at and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.

“This new application process will greatly increase the availability of TSA Pre✓™ benefits to a broader population of travelers nationwide,” said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “TSA Pre✓™ is enabling us to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, as we look for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way.”

More than 30 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre✓™ since October 2011.

“TSA Pre✓™ is in high demand among Charleston International Airport’s business and leisure travelers,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., Director of Airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, which owns and operates Charleston International and two other Lowcountry airports. “We look forward to the enhanced customer experience that this service will provide our passengers.”

Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓™ lanes at security checkpoints at more than 115 participating airports on nine major U.S. airlines including: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

Additional program information and how to enroll can be found at

The application center is located at:
Temporary site (until 3/16)
UES Enrollment Center
Coastal Glass Business Center
3025 Ashley Phosphate Road, Unit B2-B
North Charleston, S.C. 29418-8447
Hours: 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday - Friday:

Permanent site (opening 3/17)
UES Enrollment Center
1954 Ashley River Road
Charleston, S.C. 29407
Hours: 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Applicants with questions can contact the Universal Enrollment Call Center at 1-855-347-8371 from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. ET.
Monday through Friday.

Other TSA Pre✓™ Application Centers in South Carolina:

UES Enrollment Center
1801 W Evans St. Ste. D103
Florence, S.C. 29501-3376

UES Enrollment Center
North Augusta Business Technology Center
802 E. Martintown Road, Ste. 226
North Augusta, S.C. 29841-5308

UES Enrollment Center Ashland Park Shopping Center
612 Saint Andrews Road, Ste. 8
Columbia, S.C. 29210-5120

UES Enrollment Center
1742 Herlong Village Drive, Ste. 103
Rock Hill, SC 29732-3294

UES Enrollment Center
Haywood Plaza
30 Orchard Park Dr. Ste. 21
Greenville, S.C. 29615-3500

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Today, TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. TSA’s workforce comprises approximately 50,000 frontline officers who screen approximately 1.8 million travelers each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at
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