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Posted: December 16, 2014

Updated information on TWIC application process


The following information regarding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) application process was reported by AMO National Assistant Vice President Christian Spain, who attended the Transportation Security Administration TWIC Stakeholder Communication Committee meeting December 11.
  1. As of July 1, 2015, all TWIC applicants will need to provide proof of citizenship during their visit to the application center. All AMO members should take their passport with them for this purpose. Prior to July 1, application centers will continue to accept a driver's license for identification.
  2. As many are aware, you can now apply for the TWIC card in person and the new card will be mailed to you. No longer do you need to make a second trip to the application center to pick up the TWIC.
  3. The Surge of applications at the enrollment centers has slowed; however, delays are being reported to the call centers. The hold up has been found in the background check process. Currently applications with no hits during the background check take seven to 14 days. Applications with a hit on the background check go to adjudication and are now averaging more than a month for issuance. Please make sure that you apply for your TWIC card at least three months in advance of its expiration.
More information can be found on the TSA website.