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How to Get a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
- Go to the Transportation Security Administration page on getting a TWIC.
- Choose the first option that comes up.
- Choose “Pre-enrollment”.
- Make an online appointment. You can find the nearest TWIC center by returning to the main page and choosing “Enrollment Center Info”.
- Gather your IDs. Use your valid US Passport (it is proof of citizenship). DO NOT use your MMC or your MMA ID.
- Bring your payment of $125.25. TSA accepts credit card, certified bank check, or money order. Personal checks are NOT accepted.
- Attend your appointment. You can try “walking in,” but remember, anyone with an appointment will take precedence.
- Make your payment and submit your application. Answer “YES” to questions 1 & 2, make sure that your occupation is listed as “MARINER.”
- Check the TSA website from time to time to see if your card is ready for pick-up. Turn-around time is averaging 2-3 weeks.
- After having received your card, call either one of the following two numbers (866-347-8942 or 866-347-9942) & ensure your occupation is listed as “MARINER.” The person you talk to will give you a confirmation number. Write that number & the date you called on one of the copies that you submit to me.
Am I eligible to get a TWIC?
- Any US citizen may apply for a TWIC.
- Any resident alien may apply for a TWIC.
- Please note that any foreign student on an F-1 visa should see the STCW Officer for a special procedure before applying for TWIC.
I have my TWIC. What’s next?
- When you receive your card, submit two (2) clear copies of the card (front and back on the same sheet of paper) to your Company Officer.
- You will need your TWIC for access to the ship.
What should I do if I’m denied a TWIC?
- First, you need to notify the STCW Officer in writing of the reason that you were denied.
- If you were denied on eligibility criteria, there may be no recourse.
- If you were denied for a different reason, please make an appointment to see the STCW Officer and discuss the appeal process.