All U.S.-based mariners share a responsibility for keeping our nation’s ports safe and secure. Before setting sail as a certified seafarer, you’ll need to obtain your Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Here’s what you need to know to earn this government-issued identification card.
Head to the Transportation Security Administration’s website or schedule an appointment at a local office to complete a questionnaire application.
Next, head to a TWIC office to submit your required documentation (including your photo ID and proof of citizenship), complete a background check, and pay your non-refundable fee.
After your background check has been approved, you’ll be ready to pick up your TWIC card. Stop into a nearby office to grab your credential, which you’ll need for any work you complete with the U.S. Coast Guard or to earn a mariner license.
For more informatoin on obtaining your TWIC, reach out to us at (281) 459-5483.