The TWIC program is designed to be implemented in maritime transportation systems, not airports. Therefore, the TWIC cannot be used as airport security clearance.
Can I use my TWIC card to fly?
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.
Does TWIC count as TSA PreCheck?
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.
How do I use my TWIC for TSA PreCheck?
When filling out a Precheck form, TWIC cardholders must use an active TWIC Credential Identification Number (CIN) that has not been canceled in place of a Known Traveler Number. The CIN is printed on the back lower left-hand corner of the TWIC card.
What are the benefits of having a TWIC card?
Benefits of Having A TWIC Card The certification allows truckers to haul loads into ports, boats, and associated areas. Truckers without a TWIC card need to be escorted by authorized workers. It can save a trucking company owner time and costs by allowing the trucker unblocked access.
Where is TSA number on TWIC card?
Q: Where can I find the Credential Identification Number (CIN) on my TWIC®? A: The CIN is printed on the back lower left-hand corner of the TWIC® card. (See image below with CIN location circled.) Also, the CIN is also printed on the lower left- hand corner of the card mailing that you received with your TWIC® card.
Can you get discounts with a TWIC card?
For years, we all heard rumors that you could use your TWIC card at the airport to quickly get through security. That turned out to be untrue. Another rumor was that you could use your TWIC to get a discount at one of the major hardware stores such as Home Depot. That also turned out to be false.
Can TWIC be used for global entry?
TWIC Bonus: TSA PreCheck Someone realized that you undergo the same kind of background check when you sign up for TWIC, TSA PreCheck, or Global Entry. Since April 15, 2020, TWIC cardholders are eligible for TSA PreCheck at no extra cost or additional enrollment.
What disqualifies 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.
What is a TWIC Nexgen card?
TWIC itself is a tamper-resistant, photo credential card issued to workers who require such access to ports, vessels, outer continental shelf facilities, and all qualified merchant mariners.
How long is TWIC card good for?
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.
How long does it take to get your TWIC card?
Generally, TWIC® applicants without disqualifying factors will receive their TWIC® in approximately 7-10 business days. Due in part to potential disqualifying factors or delivery issues, TSA suggests applicants apply a minimum of 30 days in advance.
What do you do with an expired TWIC card?
On receipt of the new TWIC® NexGen card, please send the previous and/or expired TWIC® to the TSA address on the back of the card or return the card to an enrollment center.
What is a TWIC driver?
TWIC is an acronym for Transportation Worker Identification Card and the TWIC program gives workers biomedical identification cards that grant permission for truck drivers to access cargo warehouses, ships, and secure port facilities.
What does the new TWIC card look like?
Among the most visual changes: the card will contain more authentication features: 11 on the front and six on the back. The expiration date will be more prominent, there will be new images on the front like a compass, eagle and ship, and the card’s color will change at different angles.
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.
How do I activate my TWIC card?
Visit a TWIC application center to: Provide required documentation, be fingerprinted and take a facial photo. Bring your current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and birth certificate. Pay a non-refundable fee valid for five years with a credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check.
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.
What is a TSA background check?
A Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) is a TSA-defined process for taking and checking fingerprints against the FBI database. NATACS takes this process one step further by also screening information against the FBI Terrorist Watch list.