If you’re travelling to the US, you may need to obtain a redress number to help verify your identity. This unique number is issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as part of its Secure Flight program, which helps the TSA eliminate watch list misidentification.
Obtaining a redress number is particularly important if you have a common name and could potentially share the same name as someone on the US watch list, or if you have experienced difficulties during your travel screening when crossing the US border. Redress numbers will match passengers, who have been misidentified in the past, with a redress case allowing them to move through customs more quickly.
For more information, visit the TSA website.