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Renewal applications must be filed no later than 30 days prior to license expiration to allow time for the security threat assessment to be completed.

An application must be completed prior to arriving at the fingerprint capture location.

Please contact the TSA Call Center at 1-877-429-7746 for assistance in completing the application or simply complete and submit your application on line at https://hazprints.tsa.dhs.gov. To check on the status of a security threat assessment application, please contact the HME Application Status Hotline at 1-877-429-7746.

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Four-Step Application and Fingerprinting Process

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Step 1 – Filling Out the Application

Drivers can complete the TSA HAZPRINT driver application on our website – https://hazprints.tsa.dhs.gov, or by calling the Driver Service Center at 1-877-HAZPRINT (1-877-429-7746). The operator at the Driver Service Center will guide the driver through the process and ensure the application is completed correctly. The driver can also call the Service Center at any time if they have questions about the website. It is important to note that the application must be completed prior to arriving at the fingerprint capture location.

Included with the application process is the payment of an $86.50 fee. There are two forms of payment accepted: Credit Card and Money Order. The driver can pay by credit card directly on the website or by providing the information to the operator at the Driver Service Center. Electronic payments are the most secure and convenient for the driver, and will save time at the fingerprint collection site. For those drivers who choose not to pay electronically, the driver must bring a money order in the amount of $86.50 made out to Integrated Biometric Technology, LLC, to the fingerprint collection site. Remember, whatever payment method is chosen by the driver, they must complete the application on-line or by calling the Driver Service Center in advance of being fingerprinted, as we cannot fingerprint a driver who has not completed the HAZPRINT application and paid the $94 fee.

NOTICE: Effective March 19, 2012, the service fee was reduced to $86.50 from $89.25. This is the result of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reducing their fee for the fingerprint search of their database. There will not be any rebate of the reduced amount of $2.75 if a driver has paid $89.25 and does not get printed until after March 19, 2012.

Step 2 – Getting Fingerprinted

The driver’s fingerprints will be collected at one of over 100 fixed and mobile sites in the United States. The https://hazprints.tsa.dhs.gov web site and the Driver Service Center, 1-877-HAZPRINT (1-877-429-7746), are the best sources of information on current site locations, operating hours and driving directions to the site. Drivers from any of the participating states can be printed at any of our sites - even those in another state. Drivers will be required to provide 2 forms of identification prior to being fingerprinted- please refer to the List of Acceptable Primary and Secondary Forms of Identification for details. In addition to being fingerprinted, the driver will be asked to review and electronically sign the application to verify its accuracy.

Step 3 – Security Threat Assessment

Based on the data provided on the HAZPRINT application, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will perform a threat assessment for each driver applicant. The results of this assessment will be provided directly to the applicant’s state Department of Motor Vehicles. The applicant will also receive a letter from TSA with the results of the assessment.

Step 4 – Status

Approximately 2 weeks after the applicant has been fingerprinted, information on the status of an application should be available at the Driver Service Center at 1-877-HAZPRINT (1-877-429-7746).

Thanks for your help. Following these basic steps will improve both the timeliness and accuracy of the process and ensure best overall service to the driver.

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Tips for Application Submission that Improve Processing Time

Completing the Application

          • Specify Country of Birth. If missing country of birth, expect significant delays.
          • List Alien Registration number. If driver has ever been issued an Alien Registration Number. Even if driver is a naturalized citizen, a missing or wrongly listed Alien Registration Number will significantly delay processing.
          • Do not list Naturalization Number. If referencing Naturalization documents, the Alien Registration number is generally listed below the Naturalization number.
          • Alien registration number should be 9 digits long with no alphabetical characters. When referencing Naturalization Documents, the alien registration number is below the naturalization number.
          • All numbers (e.g., height, weight, CDL, phone numbers, SSN) should not have dashes, spaces, hyphens, apostrophes, parentheses or any other characters other than numerals. For example, height and weight are each three digits only (e.g. 5 feet 4 inches is entered as 504, not 5’4”, 5-04, etc.), SSN’s and CDL’s must not contain dashes, slashes or spaces.
          • All telephone numbers should be 10 digits only; do not include hyphens, parenthesis, the leading 1 for long distance calling, etc.
          • Drivers must fully complete home address, including zip code. If mailing address is not different, leave field blank; do not allow ‘same,’ ‘see above’ or ‘n/a’, etc. If mailing address is different, fully complete, including zip code. The address field should be filled out completely or not at all.
          • If any field does not apply, do not put zeroes, “N/A”, “none” or anything else. Leave fields blank if not applicable. If a field does apply, fill it with complete information. 
          • All date fields should be left blank if not applicable. If applicable, a date field must include a valid day, month and year; do not put a partial date (e.g., year only).
          • Many applicants are confusing “country” with “county.” Please insert country.
          • Employer names are max 40 characters long. Please abbreviate as necessary.
          • Addresses are max 30 characters long. Please abbreviate as necessary.
          • If a driver does not know the exact date of military discharge, he/she should provide the best estimate. Ensure that the information is a complete date (month, day, year) and not just a year. Incomplete dates will error the application and require resubmission.
          • If somebody is still in the military, they should mark the military as their current employer and fill out a discharge date in the future (if applicable).
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Issues that affect adjudication processing time

One of the greatest causes of delays is related to immigration issues. Most of these issues can be avoided by proper reporting of the alien registration number.

          • If a driver has an alien registration number and it is not reported or recorded inaccurately on the application, the driver’s final disposition will be substantially delayed.
          • An alien registration number is not the same as a naturalization number. The alien registration number is typically nine digits in length (preceded by an "A"), while the naturalization number is eight digits in length. On naturalization documents, the alien registration number is generally listed directly below the naturalization number. DO NOT USE THE NATURALIZATION NUMBER. The alien registration number must be used on the application. Do not annotate the alien registration number's alphabetical characters.
          • Alien registration numbers issued years ago contained 8 digits instead of 9. Should you be confronted with an 8-digit alien registration number, add a leading zero when annotating it on the application. Again, do not annotate the alien registration number’s alphabetical characters.
          • The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may have to ask a small number of drivers for documents. Though it is an inconvenience, once we get those documents, there tends to be a very quick turnaround to get results out to them.
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Common Questions

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Can't a naturalized driver present a passport at the DMV for proof of citizenship?

We can only check SAVE data at this time; there's no process for TSA to verify passport information for citizenship, nor any other documents, electronically, except for the alien registration number.

Should the driver fill out the A in the alien registration number?

No. Submit exactly nine digits and no letters. Should the driver have an older alien registration number that is 8 digits in length, precede the number with a "0" to ensure the number is 9 digits in length.

Why do alien registration numbers need to be submitted?

There is no other way to efficiently confirm country of origin and verify immigration status.

Comment: True/false questions regarding criminal history are misleading.

We are taking that into consideration, and expect to have clearer wording on the next version of the application.

What if people don't know the exact date of military discharge?

Provide the best estimate. Ensure that the information is a complete date (month, day, year) and not just a year. Incomplete dates will error the application and require resubmission.

If somebody is still in the military, what do they fill out for discharge date?

They should mark the military as their current employer and fill out a discharge date in the future (if applicable).