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ICT Airport Extends TSA PreCheck Enrollment Site Amid Popularity

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The main terminal at Wichita's Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

A temporary TSA PreCheck enrollment site at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport will stay open for an additional week after officials report high demand.

The enrollment site was supposed to close down last Friday, but will stay open until July 1.

It serves as a one-stop shop for people who want to sign up for TSA's PreCheck program, which eliminates the need to remove shoes, laptops, certain liquids, jackets and belts while going through security.

To be approved, a traveler must apply and be deemed low-risk. It’s typically awarded to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents who haven’t committed a violent crime or an act of espionage or terrorism. A passport or driver’s license, and a birth certificate are needed, along with an $85 fee.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the terminal building near the airport's security checkpoint.

TSA PreCheck is currently available in more than 160 U.S. airports.

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