TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and more efficient screening experience. For TSA Pre✓® travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA Pre✓® has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports, including GFIA.
“We are excited to bring this enrollment event back to our airport,” said GFIA President & CEO Jim Gill. “Our last enrollment event was so popular that we’ve been getting requests to hold another one. The TSA Pre✓® Program is a beneficial program for frequent travelers, and we are encouraging those interested to sign up and reserve their spot.”
The airport is hosting the event in its Michigan Room on the second floor of the terminal building from 8 a.m. – Noon, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-in appointments are available, but priority is given to those with reservations, so pre-applying is encouraged.
Applying for TSA Pre✓® through this local enrollment event is easy. First, applicants can PreEnroll ahead of time by simply clicking here , choose “Pre-Enroll” then “Apply Now” and fill out steps 1 through 4. Once you arrive at step 4 of 4, type in your location “Grand Rapids, MI” and be sure to choose “Pop up: Gerald R. Ford International Airport”. Select “Next” at the bottom of the screen and select an appointment time (the first available shows, but you can use the drop down to choose a different date and/or time).
IMPORTANT! To complete the application process, you will need to bring proof of identity and U.S. citizen documentation (such as a U.S. Passport or a birth certificate and a driver license). If you have a valid U.S. passport, that is all you need for ID!
The application process is completed on site where staff will capture fingerprints for a background check and collect the $85 application for five years of service. The fee can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enroll in TSA Pre✔® today and begin to enjoy the expedited security screening program that helps take the stress out of travel.