The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption for expired Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs). The exemption extends the validity of a TWIC for 180 days for TWICs expiring between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020.
TSA determined that it is in the public interest to grant the temporary exemption given the need for TWIC holders to continue to work without interruption during the current Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) National Emergency.
TWIC holders do not need to take any action to extend the validity of the TWIC. If the 180-day period extends past July 31, 2020, the TWIC will be valid for the remainder of the extended 180-day period based on the expiration date of the TWIC.
In accordance with U.S. Coast Guard requirements, facilities and vessels may accept TWIC cards that show an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020. TSA may extend this exemption at a future date based on the status of the COVID-19 National Emergency.