Why should I preregister?

Preregistering means that you applied to have a federal background records check completed ahead of being fingerprinted. You may preregister at: https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/ or you may call the Universal Enrollment Services (UES) call center at their toll-free number 855-347-8371. If you do not preregister before visiting a UES fingerprint location, you will be asked to preregister before any further action is taken. Written applications are not completed at the fingerprint location and will not be accepted at the fingerprint location.  

If you pre-registered but did not pay the required fingerprint fee of $86.50 you will be required to pay the fee at the *in-person enrollment before you are fingerprinted. You may pay with a credit card or money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check payable to MorphoTrust USA. Enrollment centers accept Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express, and Discover credit cards. Cash and personal checks are NOT accepted.

* In-person enrollment is completed at the fingerprint location where you will provide Transportation Security Administration (TSA) acceptable enrollment documents found at: https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/workflows?servicecode=111168&service=required-docs
and provide your fingerprints. Preregistering significantly reduces the amount of time you will spend at the fingerprint office.

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