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Transportation Worker Identification Credentials 



Extended Expiration Date Transportation Worker Identification Credentials


To all concerned:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard

(USCG) announced this week a revised policy for transportation worker identification

credentials (TWIC) cards. TWIC is a common identification credential issued by the TSA for

Coast Guard-credential merchant mariners, port facility employees, long shore workers, truck

drivers and other requiring unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels

regulated by the Marine Transportation Security Act.

Beginning in late August 2012, eligible individuals with TWIC cards expiring on or before

December 31, 2014 can contact the TWI C Help Desk by telephone to initiate the process to

obtain an Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC card at 1-866-DHS-TWIC. The fee for the

card is $60 and will require only one visit to the enrollment center. Once TSA determines that

the individual meets the eligibility requirements for the EED card, they will be able to pick up

and activate it at a TWIC enrollment center of their choosing. The expiration date on the EED

will be three years from the expiration date of the previous TWIC card.

The normal five-year renewal option continues to be available for all TWIC card holders

including non-U. S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. The fee is $129.75 and the

enrollment process must take place in person.

For more information about TWIC or to see a list of TWIC Enrollment Centers, visit

Thank you,

P.D.J. Arnett

Commander, U_S. Coast Guard

Captain of the Port Boston, Acting


Created at 6/22/2012 3:55 PM  by Steve Palmer 
Last modified at 6/22/2012 3:55 PM  by Steve Palmer