When a person who travels frequently applies for a TSA PreCheck status, the petitioner will need to follow a set of necessary steps in order to achieve an approved application. Necessary steps and conditions required by the TSA can involve the following:
● Submitting a complete application form,
● Scheduling of an interview at a local TSA PreCheck enrollment center,
● Submitting proper documents such as a valid government-issued ID and proof of U.S. citizenship,
● Have fingerprints taken,
● Passing of a background check, and
● Paying membership dues
The eligibility for an approved TSA PreCheck is the utmost important factor to consider before undergoing an application process. Before beginning the application process, therefore, it is important to understand if eligibility requirements can be met.
The following information will highlight reasons why a TSA PreCheck status may be denied. Fore more information about a specific application, consider speaking to a specialized attorney. Even if an application has been denied, a knowledgeable attorney can help contest that decision.
Reasons for a Status Disqualification
TSA PreCheck denials can happen as a result of providing false or fraudulent information when applying, or for having a criminal record that has been deemed prohibited.
Application Falsification – When applying for program benefits, the applicant must ensure that the information provided must be not only current, but valid as well. The TSA will treat the application process for the TSA PreCheck as they would if the applicant was applying for a Social Security card or a travel passport. This means that the approval for a TSA PreCheck application will only be given to those who provide truthful and honest information. Application denials for falsification can include:
● Providing false government identifications, such as:
○ State issued driver’s license
○ Birth certificate with a state seal
○ Native American tribal card
● Falsificating details on an application that could involve the following:
○ Date of birth
○ Full legal name
○ Failure to provide aliases or other legal names
○ Citizenship information, such as country of birth or citizenship, city and/or state of borth
○ Current mailing address
○ Past mailing address
○ Residential information
Past Criminal Records – An applicant for TSA PreCheck benefits who has a criminal record may be denied enrollment if certain factors apply. Although certain denials based on a criminal record can be contested, there are some that are non-negotiable. These include:
● Conspiracy to commit:
○ Federal act of terrorism
● Transportation security crime
● Illegal incidents or threats regarding explosive devices or other deadly devices
● Act of unlawfully transporting dangerous materials
● Act of murder
Challenge a Denial and Request an Appeal
If you were recently denied benefits of a TSA PreCheck enrollment, you should know that you have the right to an appeal. The process to an appeal can be a complex matter that could take time to file as well as added expenses. Consider speaking to an experienced attorney who can represent you. A knowledgeable attorney can not only help to expedite the process but can also help to ensure that the application is not denied because of an illegitimate reason.
The attorneys at the National Security Law Firm are highly skilled in security clearance appeals. The firm has served over eight years in advising clients on how to successfully handle a TSA PreCheck denial. TSA PreCheck applications require the proficiency of an expert lawyer; contact the right legal support today.