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Redress Control Numbers

Airlines are modifying their reservation system as part of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight program. Secure Flight is a behind-the-scenes program that streamlines the watch list matching process. It will improve the travel experience for all passengers, including those who have been misidentified in the past.

The Redress Control Number (redress number) allows Secure Flight to match travelers with the results of their redress case.

Quick Facts about Redress Control Numbers

The Redress Control Number is the record identifier for people who apply for redress through the DHS Travel Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). DHS TRIP is for travelers who have been repeatedly identified for additional screening and who want to file an inquiry to have erroneous information corrected in DHS systems.

Airlines will modify their reservations systems to allow passengers who have a 7-digit redress number to enter it when making their reservation.

Travelers without Redress Control Numbers

  • Not everyone has a redress number.
  • If you don't have a redress number and an airline or a travel site asks for your redress number, you can leave it blank.

If you do not have a redress number, you will still be able to make reservations and travel as normal. The redress number is an optional field and is not relevant for most travelers.

Travelers with Redress Control Numbers

  • You may provide your redress number when you make a reservation or when updating your airline profile.
  • If you have lost your redress number, contact DHS TRIP at TRIP@dhs.gov.

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Last Published Date: October 29, 2012
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