Can you use TWIC for TSA?


Can you use TWIC for TSA?

visit Qualifying Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) holders are now eligible for TSA PreCheckTM at no cost and no extra enrollment.

Is TWIC card same as TSA?

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.

How do I renew my TWIC card in Texas?

What do I need to do to renew my TWIC? card holders may apply over the phone at 855-347-8371 or online at and make a single trip to a TWIC enrollment center to pick up and activate their cards. No Background Check Required! the standard TWIC enrollment process.

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.

What level of security clearance is a TWIC card?

TWIC does involve a background check, but not much of one. I’d list it as 9 – “other” under both agency & clearance granted.

How do I use my TWIC for TSA PreCheck?

TWIC® cardholders eligible for TSA PreCheck must include the CIN printed on their TWIC® card in the Known Traveler Number (KTN) field of each reservation made with a participating airline or in airline profiles.

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 lefthand corner of the card mailing that you received with your TWIC® card.

What happens if my TWIC expires?

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.

Do I have to return my expired TWIC card?

No. The TWIC® card is property of the federal government. During the enrollment process, TWIC® applicants are required to acknowledge their understanding that when they receive or pick up a new/replacement TWIC®, or when their TWIC® card expires, they are responsible for turning in their previous TWIC®.

What can I use my TWIC card for?

A TWIC card is a federal identification card for Transportation Workers that gets administered to those who need unrestricted access to areas included in the maritime transportation security act, including ports, port facilities, boats, and continental shelf facilities.

Can I use TWIC 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.

Do I need a TSA PreCheck if I have a TWIC card?

Where do I find my TSA number?

This nine-digit number usually begins with 15, 98 or 99 and can be found on the back of your NEXUS, SENTRI, or Global Entry card or by logging on to the Trusted Traveler Program website.

Is there a grace period for expired TWIC cards?

SUMMARY: TSA is granting a temporary exemption from requirements in 49 CFR part 1572 regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC®s). For the duration of this exemption, TSA will extend the expiration date of TWIC®s that expired on or after March 1, 2020, by 180 days.

Can you use a TWIC card as a passport?

Where can I get my TWIC card?

You can apply for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, card online, by phone, or at an enrollment center. To be eligible for a card, you need to be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an immigrant with lawful status, and you must have a job or frequent business at a port.

Does Twic count as TSA PreCheck?

Since April 15, 2020, TWIC cardholders are eligible for TSA PreCheck at no extra cost or additional enrollment. There are some exceptions to that, however. You have to be either a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident. All you need is an active TWIC card.

How do you contact TSA?

Contact Us. For questions regarding Global Entry or any other U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program, you can visit the CBP Info Center website or contact the Global Entry Enrollment Center nearest you. For inquiries regarding the denial of a Global Entry application, visit Denial Inquiries. Last modified: November 4, 2019.

How do you contact the TWIC card office by phone?

How Do You Contact the TWIC Card Office by Phone? Transportation workers seeking information regarding a transportation worker identification credentials card can call the Universal Enrollment Services center at 1-855-347-8371. Employers, facility owners and operators and unions should call 1-877-687-2243 and choose option one.