TWIC is mandatory in all port locations (as a flash pass) as of April 15, 2009. Implementation and compliance became effective in the Port of New York and New Jersey on March 23, 2009.
Enrollment is available at:
New York/New Jersey TWIC Enrollment Center, Raymond Plaza, 532 Raymond Blvd., Newark, NJ 07105-3724. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
#2 New York/New Jersey TWIC Enrollment Center is located at 247 W 35th St., Room 201, New York, NY 10001-1927. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM -3:30 PM. Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM.
To schedule an appointment and save time during enrollment you can pre-enroll online at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/workflows?servicecode=111111&service=appointment.
Established under the MTSA, the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) is a biometric identification card that will be issued to all personnel that require unescorted access to a secure/restricted area of a maritime port facility or vessel, after successfully passing a Security Threat Assessment (criminal history background check, terrorist watch list review and immigration status check).
For more information on TWIC go to http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic or call 1-866-DHS-TWIC (1-866-347-8942).
Enrollment centers now provide services for TWIC as well as TSA’s TSA Pre✓™ and Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) programs. Instead of looking for a “TWIC Enrollment Center” sign look for a “Universal Enrollment Services” or “UES” sign. When you need to apply for or renew your TWIC be sure to check the UES Locator web site to find the nearest UES center – https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/locator