Online renewal of the Transportation Worker Identification Card is not possible. To renew their cards, applicants must attend in person at an enrollment location and present identification proving their citizenship.
Prior to the expiration of their present cards, applicants have the option to renew their TWIC cards at any time. The TSA advises doing so at least 10 weeks before the existing card expires.
For certain employees operating on marine boats covered by the federal Maritime Transportation Security Act, a TWIC card is a mandatory form of identification. A TWIC card is good for five years and includes the owner’s name, photo, two fingerprints, and expiration date.