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ANSWER: It is possible to go in for a walk-in appointment for application, fingerprinting and the interview. However it takes time to process and go through background checks, so you will not be approved immediately. It generally takes around 2 to 3 weeks to get approval to complete enrollment.
NOTE: Scheduled appointments take priority over walk-in appointments, so you might be waiting for some time to see someone.
If you are determined to go today, that's fine. But my advice, since you cannot get approval right away anyway, is to pre-apply and schedule an appointment.
To get into the TSA PreCheck program one should apply for the program in person, at an Application Center. Here is a link to find the nearest enrollment center: https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/locator.
There are two locations in Alexandria, VA:
IdentoGOAlexandria Commons Shopping Center*****br />Alexandria, VA###-##-####/a>
Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PMSaturday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Note: The Alexandria, VA Enrollment Center is located three doors to the left of the Giant Grocery Store.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport*****br />Terminal CArlington, VA 22202
Hours:Monday - Friday: 07:00 AM - 05:00 PMSaturday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Note: This TSA Pre ✓ ® Enrollment Center is Pre-Security. No boarding pass is required. The Enrollment Center is located inside of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Terminal C baggage claim. The location is between baggage claim areas 6 and 7 across from the Information Center.
You can pre-apply before the appointment so that your application is ready to go when you arrive. The application can be found here: http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply.
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