How to avoid long airport security lines through pre-check

In this March 17, 2016, photo, travelers wait in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Fliers will likely face massive security lines at airports across the country this summer, with airlines already warning passengers to arrive at least two hours early or risk missing their flight. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Travelers planning their ultimate summer getaway now have a way of avoiding long lines at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at their local airports.

You can now apply for the TSA’s “pre-check” expedited clearance at shopping centers.

All you need to do is fill out the application on the TSA’s website, and then take it to an enrollment center — along with your birth certificate or a passport.

Hampton Roads has four locations where travelers can enroll:

  • Norfolk: 895 Poplar Hall Drive
  • Portsmouth: Victory Crossing Shopping Center
  • Hampton: 2021B Cunningham Drive
  • Virginia Beach: 232 Business Park Drive

Only United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible to qualify for pre-check.


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