How do I get CLEAR membership?
Before you can use CLEAR at the airport, you must first enroll to be a member. Enrollment only takes 5 minutes, and can be completed either online or at the airport.
First, you will need to visit the CLEAR website and register your details. Alternatively, you can visit a CLEAR location and register there.
After initial registration, you will need to complete the enrollment process at a CLEAR location. This will involve questions to verify your identity, providing a form of photo ID, providing payment and creating your first scans of your eyes and fingerprint.
Who can qualify for CLEAR?
CLEAR membership is open to US Citizens who are 18 years or older. You must also have a form of approved, valid and unexpired US photo identification such as the following:
- US Driver's License
- US Passport
- US Passport Card
- US-issued Permanent Resident Card
- State Issued ID
- US Military ID
Children who are under 18 years of age can still use the CLEAR lane at the airport without registering, free of charge. However this is only when they are accompanied by a family member who has CLEAR membership.
So what is the difference between CLEAR and other security schemes?
Both CLEAR and TSA PreCheck allow passengers to move more swiftly through the airport, and passengers can use both schemes at once. CLEAR focuses on speeding up the identification process, whereas TSA PreCheck speeds up the security personnel and baggage screening.
Global Entry, however, is a scheme that focuses on fast-tracking the immigration and customs process. Included in the price of Global Entry is TSA PreCheck, but passengers can purchase all three schemes.
How much does CLEAR cost?
Membership for CLEAR costs $179 USD a year, which works out $15 USD a month. This membership is valid for any CLEAR location, including the airports, stadiums and anywhere else they may choose to place their product.