How do I get a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card)?

Get your TWIC card in 3 steps: apply online, schedule an appointment, and bring the right documents. Costs $125.25 for new applicants.

2 mins read・Nov 08, 2022
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Click here to get to the TSA TWIC link that you need to use for obtaining your first TWIC or renewing your TWIC

To get your TWIC, follow these 3 steps:

Step 1: Fill out the online application on the TWIC for Industry website.

Step 2: Schedule an appointment on the TWIC for Industry website.

Step 3: Make sure you bring the right documents to your appointment!

What is a TWIC card?

The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels.

Getting your TWIC is one of the first steps require to get your MMC and any USCG Captain’s license.

How long does it take to get a TWIC Card?

The TSA attempts to provide all applicants a response within 30-45 days. You can apply for your Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) once you’ve applied for your TWIC, you don’t need to wait until you have it. You can have your card mailed to your home address or you can pick it up at the application center.

You can check your status online at any time.

How much does a TWIC cost?

The cost for a new applicant is $125.25.

The cost for an online renewal is $117.25.

The cost for a replacement card is $60.00.

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Sam Mckay
Sam Mckay
NOAA Corps Veteran

Sam Mckay is a NOAA Corps Veteran working on his PhD in Nuclear Fusion

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