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How do you submit a Transportation Worker Identification Credential form?

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Transportation Worker Identification Credential disclosure and certification forms must be submitted in person at an enrollment center. As of 2015, applicants may make an appointment to visit an enrollment center by calling 1-855-347-8371 between 8 am and 10 pm Eastern time from Monday through Friday. Enrollment centers also allow walk-ins.

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Transportation Worker Identification Credentials are required for employees whose jobs mandate that they have unescorted access to secure areas regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act. The credential is tamper-resistant and includes the worker's photo and fingerprint information for identification.

The Transportation Security Administration website allows individuals to search for enrollment centers by city, airport code or postal code.

At the enrollment center, workers must present official identification such as a valid passport or an Enhanced Driver's License. During the appointment, individuals complete a disclosure and certification form, sit for a photograph, provide biographical information and give a complete set of fingerprints. Individuals must also submit an enrollment fee. The application process takes approximately 15 minutes.

The enrollment center notifies applicants by phone or email when the credential is available to collect. Processing takes six to eight weeks from the time of enrollment. Individuals pick up their credentials at the same center where they completed enrollment unless they specified otherwise at the time of enrollment.

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