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TSA PreCheck ® Enrollment is Coming to Santa Barbara

January 22, 2018 Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) announced that the TSA Pre✓® IndentoGo mobile enrollment unit will be available in Santa Barbara to offer admission to the federal TSA Pre✓® program. Once approved, the program grants an airline passenger expedited screening on domestic flights.

SBA will host the TSA Pre✓® mobile enrollment from January 31-February 2 and from February 5-February 9, 2018 in the Airport short-term parking lot at 500 James Fowler Road, Santa Barbara. Hours of operation are 9am-12noon and 1pm-5pm each day. Normally, Santa Barbara residents would need to visit a TSA Pre✓® enrollment center in Santa Maria, Oxnard or Los Angeles to enroll.

TSA Pre✓® passengers have access to an expedited security lane during peak times at SBA. “Although TSA security wait times at SBA are pretty short, the TSA Pre✓® benefits really make a difference when traveling back through larger airports,” said Airport Director Hazel Johns. “It’s a program we highly recommend for added travel ease and convenience.”

Walk-up visits to the mobile unit are available, however, providing pre-enrollment information and scheduling an appointment in advance at will assure immediate service. The onsite process requires fingerprinting, proof of citizenship with a photo ID, and payment of an $85 application fee, good for five years.

SBA is offering the TSA Pre✓® IndentoGO mobile unit as a community service and does not collect any portion of the application fees.


Santa Barbara Airport served more than 700,000 passengers in 2017 and is the 13th largest airport in California. The Airport is served by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines with 22 daily departures to seven non-stop destinations – Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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