How do you apply for a TWIC card?


Quick Answer

To apply for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, you must schedule an appointment to visit a local Universal Enrollment Center. During your appointment, fill out the TWIC Disclosure and Certification Form, and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Participate in a full background check and fingerprinting, and sit for a digital photograph.

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  1. Find a local Universal Enrollment Center

    Visit the Transportation Security Administration website or the Universal Enrollment Center website, and use the Universal Enrollment Center search function to find a local enrollment center.

  2. Provide acceptable proof of U.S. Citizenship documents

    Review the list of acceptable proof of U.S. Citizenship documents posted on the TSA website. Provide one document from List A or two documents from List B if applying for a TWIC card after July 1, 2015. Check the box, and provide an acceptable form of identification as specified on the Universal Enrollment Center website if applying for a TWIC card prior to July 1, 2015.

  3. Provide information

    Provide additional biographical information as requested during the appointment to complete the background check. Complete the fingerprinting process, and sit for a photograph.

  4. Pay enrollment fees

    Pay all enrollment fees by company check or money order only.

  5. Pick up the TWIC card at the enrollment center

    Pick up the TWIC card after receiving an email or phone call from the enrollment center.

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