Expedited Screening Info
NOTE – The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Enrollment Center will be closed from Sept. 4, 2019 until it reopens on Level 3 on Sept. 12, 2019.
There are several expedited screening programs at Phoenix Sky Harbor. They include:
What does TSA PreCheck mean for the traveler?
For pre-approved travelers, this means they will be able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, belt, and keep their laptop in its case. Additionally, the 3-1-1 compliant liquids and gels bag will be allowed in a carry-on bag at select screening lanes.
What to Look For
Passengers should look on their boarding passes for an indication of TSA PreCheck eligibility. Eligible passengers will see the TSA PreCheck logo on their boarding passes. Boarding passes include kiosk printed passes, web check-in and mobile boarding passes. See a list of participating airlines, including Condor Airlines, which begins service to Phoenix May 18, 2018.
How do travelers participate?
To learn more about how to participate in TSA’s PreCheck program, please visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck
TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center is available at Sky Harbor
Where: Terminal 4, Level 1 – West End, Near Door 2
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – noon, and 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Other info: Walk-in appointments will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to secure an appointment, passengers are encouraged to pre-enroll at tsa.gov.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has made a Voluntary Travel ID available beginning April 1, 2016. This credential meets federal REAL ID Act of 2005 security requirements for access to airports, restricted federal buildings, military bases and more. It costs $25 and is good for up to eight years.
This also means since Arizona has a federally compliant ID that meets the requirements set forth in the REAL ID Act, current Arizona driver licenses and ID cards will be acceptable for use at airports and elsewhere until Oct. 1, 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The TSA has issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions for those who have questions about air travel and REAL ID.
Visit the Arizona Department of Transportation for more details, download and print a flyer explaining how to get a compliant ID, read a letter for a quick rundown, or watch these videos in English and Spanish on our YouTube page.
CLEAR is available in Terminal 4 with plans to be available at all terminals. CLEAR members move through a dedicated lane at airport security where they instantly validate their identities with the tap of a finger or blink of the eye before moving on to the bag checks and metal detectors.
How is CLEAR different than TSA PreCheck?
CLEAR and TSA’s PreCheck program are complementary. CLEAR automates the identity check, which provides speed and predictability, while PreCheck provides convenience during the physical screening process (by allowing flyers to keep their shoes and coat on.)
Do CLEAR members bypass security altogether?
No. At both the airport and sports stadiums, CLEAR members get faster access by moving to the front of physical security screening after biometric identification – including bag checks, magnetometers, etc. – but do not bypass security.
Where can I get more information?
For more information on CLEAR, visit http://www.clearme.com.