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JAXPORT is working proactively to communicate with our stakeholders concerning the TWIC® exemption that was put into place by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this past spring. The exemption was enacted to assist those who were unable to process TWIC renewals during the early stages of the pandemic.
More specifically, TWIC® security threat assessments (Cards) expiring between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 (including cards that expire on July 31, 2020), were granted a 180-day extension from their expiration dates. If the 180-day period extends past July 31, 2020, the TWIC® will be valid for the remainder of the extended 180-day period. As a result, JAXPORT will continue to recognize any card that expired during the exemption period.
Please note that TSA does not plan to extend the exemption at this time. As a result, any TWIC® expiring on August 1, 2020 or later, or a card that exceeds its 180-day extension window, will be recognized as an expired card and the cardholder will be required to re-enroll for a new TWIC®.
Expired TWICs within the 180-day exemption period must be validated by a JAXPORT Security Supervisor prior to cardholder entry. A short delay for verification should be expected. To ensure prompt access through the gates, expiring TWIC Cards should be enrolled now: https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/programs/twic
If you have additional questions, please contact: TWIC.Issue@tsa.dhs.gov