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I love TSA Pre-Check, it really speeds up my travel time and is very convenient! As I was traveling this morning, I approached TSA Pre-Check as usual. But, since I recently moved, I only had available to me a temporary issued State Drivers license (in paper form.) I was informed by the agent checking IDs that she wasn’t sure that I could go through with a paper id. What?!
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After calling over the supervisor, he agreed that I would not be allowed to clear security via the TSA Pre Check line with a paper ID. He said that I would have to get out of the Pre-Check line and go through regular screening. When I asked the supervisor why I couldn’t use my temporary id, as it was government issued he said, “Don’t ask me; I don’t make the rules, Congress does.” LOL.
So, apparently this is something to keep in mind. It is certainly not the end of the world having to go through regular screening, but if you find yourself with only a paper (temporary ID) and need to fly you might want to bring another form of identification to clear through Pre-Check.
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I couldn’t find an official word from TSA Pre-Check on this limitation of paper ids however, it is good to note that if you find yourself in a similar situation you should come prepared with a second form of ID to save yourself some time sand frustration. Happy travels!
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