TSA Notice of Bag Inspection Form – What to Do?

TSA Notice of Bag Inspection Form – What to Do?

Did you receive a notice from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inside your checked-in luggage bag? You may have also noticed some or all of your luggage items shuffled around. In most cases, the TSA checks an item(s) that would have triggered the security check. If the TSA confiscated an item, it is unlikely you will be able to recover it. However, you an file a claim with the TSA online here if you believe an item was falsely confiscated.


It’s important to purchase approved TSA luggage and or TSA locks so TSA agents are not forced to break your own bag locks.

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TSA-OSO Form 1000 (Rev. 1-13-2010)

*Section 110(b) of the Aviation and Transportation

Security Act of 2001, 49 U.S.C. 44901(c)-(e)


Transportation Security Administration



To protect you and your fellow passengers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required by law to inspect all checked baggage. As part of this process, some bags are opened and physically inspected. Your bag was among those selected for physical inspection.


During the inspection, your bag and its contents may have been searched for prohibited items. At the completion of the inspection, the contents were returned to your bag.


If the TSA security officer was unable to open your bag for inspection because it was locked, the officer may have been forced to break the locks on your bag. TSA sincerely regrets having to do this, however TSA is not liable for damage to your locks resulting from this necessary security precaution.


For packing tips and suggestions on how to secure your baggage during your next trip, please visit:




We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact the TSA Contact Center:

Toll-free telephone: 1.866.289.9673

Direct telephone: 571.227.2900 (U.S.)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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