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 website to find the nearest UES center – https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/locator