How To Find Known Traveler Number
If you are a frequent traveler, you may have heard of the Known Traveler Number (KTN) and its benefits. The KTN is a unique number assigned to individuals who are members of trusted traveler programs such as TSA PreCheck®, Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI. This article will guide you on how to find your Known Traveler Number and provide essential information about these programs.
What is TSA PreCheck®?
The TSA PreCheck® program is designed to expedite traveler screening through participating TSA security checkpoints. This program allows eligible travelers to enjoy a more efficient and convenient screening process at airports, including benefits such as not having to remove shoes, belts, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, or light jackets.
Are You Eligible?
U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, citizens of partner countries enrolled in Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, as well as Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS, are eligible to participate in TSA PreCheck®.
How It Works
If you are an eligible member of Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, you can enter your membership number (PASS ID) in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking reservations or add it to your frequent flyer profile with the airline. This number enables the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight System to verify your eligibility for TSA PreCheck®.
Where You Can Find Your Membership Number
You can find your Trusted Traveler member number by logging into your Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) account. Your membership number is listed toward the bottom of the page. Additionally, your membership number is located on the back of your Trusted Traveler card in the upper-left corner.
Renewing Your Membership
It’s important to note that most applicants receive approval notification in 3-5 days, although some applications can take up to 60 days. To ensure continuous benefits, it’s recommended to renew at least 60 days prior to expiry. The cost for TSA PreCheck® membership renewal varies by enrollment provider and maintains your eligibility for a period of 5 years.
Common Concerns and Solutions
If you encounter issues with your Known Traveler Number or have questions about your TSA PreCheck® status, you can contact the TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673, submit an online form, or reach out to @AskTSA on Twitter and Facebook Messenger for assistance.
Understanding Global Entry
Global Entry is a trusted traveler program that provides expedited entry into the United States for pre-approved travelers. It’s essential to understand the eligibility criteria and the process of using Global Entry to streamline your travel experience.
Partner Expedited Travel Programs
Global Entry members can also benefit from expedited airport screening at TSA checkpoints through the TSA PreCheck program. Additionally, U.S. Citizens enrolled in Global Entry may use the Smartgate system when entering Australia and/or New Zealand without registration.
Using Global Entry
When using Global Entry, members must report to a CBP officer at the nearest staffed CBP passport control booth. The Global Entry Mobile App can be used to validate arrival into the U.S. on iOS or Android devices, expediting the processing time. It’s important to comply with all customs regulations and declare any agricultural products brought into the United States.
Renewing Global Entry Membership
Global Entry members become eligible to renew their membership one year prior to program expiration. The renewal process involves logging onto the TTP website, selecting the program for renewal, and following the guidelines provided on the Membership Renewal page.
1. How can I find my Known Traveler Number?
To find your Known Traveler Number, log into your Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) account or check the back of your Trusted Traveler card for the membership number.
2. What should I do if I encounter issues with my TSA PreCheck® status?
If you have concerns about your TSA PreCheck® status or your Known Traveler Number, you can contact the TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673 or seek assistance through @AskTSA on Twitter and Facebook Messenger.
3. How do I renew my Global Entry membership?
To renew your Global Entry membership, log onto the TTP website, select the program for renewal, and follow the guidelines provided on the Membership Renewal page.
4. Can Global Entry members use the Smartgate system when entering Australia and New Zealand?
Yes, U.S. Citizens enrolled in Global Entry may use the Smartgate system when entering Australia and/or New Zealand without registration.
5. What is the cost of renewing TSA PreCheck® membership?
The cost for TSA PreCheck® membership renewal varies by enrollment provider and maintains your eligibility for a period of 5 years.
6. How long does it take to receive approval for TSA PreCheck®?
Most applicants receive approval notification in 3-5 days, although some applications can take up to 60 days.