Where do you get a TWIC card?

Please visit the Universal Enrollment Services website or call (855) 347-8371 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or visit an enrollment center to request a replacement TWIC® card.

How long does it take to get your TWIC card?

7-10 business days
Dependent on potential disqualifying factors or delivery issues, most new TWIC® cards will arrive within 7-10 business days after enrollment.

What would disqualify you from getting a TWIC card?

An applicant will be disqualified if he or she was convicted, pled guilty (including ‘no contest’), or found not guilty by reason of insanity for any of the following felonies regardless of when they occurred: Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage. Sedition or conspiracy to commit sedition.

Is getting a TWIC card worth it?

TWIC cards are a good investment if you do a lot of business at maritime ports. The card saves your business time and money since you won’t need an authorized escort each time you haul to or from the port. Sometimes brokers will let you negotiate the escort fee into the load price, but this isn’t always the case.

How hard is it to get a TWIC card?

The STA involves a lot of paperwork, and it’s recommended that you apply for a TWIC card at least 8-12 weeks in advance of actually needing it. After submitting your application, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to hear back; you can check on your application’s progress in the mean time.

Can I use my TWIC card as a passport?

Yes. The new card meets TSA security standards for valid identification, and a valid unexpired TWIC® can be used to board planes. TSA officers are trained to recognize the TWIC® as an acceptable form of identification.

Can you use TWIC at airport?

The TWIC program is designed to be implemented in maritime transportation systems, not airports. Therefore, the TWIC cannot be used as airport security clearance.

What is TWIC NexGen?

Called TWIC NexGen, the new design aims to deter counterfeiting and curb the fraudulent use of the credential by incorporating enhanced security features, the TSA said on its website. The new card is also designed to be compatible with qualified TWIC readers.

How long is a TWIC card valid?

five years
A TWIC® expires five years from the date of issuance 4 and individuals must go to a TSA enrollment center to initiate a new STA to receive a new credential.

Do I need a TSA PreCheck if I have a TWIC card?

A: Both your KTN and TWIC® CIN are valid to obtain TSA PreCheck eligibility. You may enter either the TSA PreCheck KTN or CIN into your airline reservation.

Can I get on a military base with a TWIC card?

The man who fatally shot a sailor at Naval Station Norfolk drove onto the base and passed through pier security with an ID for truck drivers that got him next to the destroyer Mahan.

Does TWIC card include TSA PreCheck?

A: There is no additional cost to eligible TWIC® cardholders for TSA PreCheck. Where eligible, TSA PreCheck expedited screening is included with the TWIC® enrollment.