TSA grants exemption for expired TWIC cards

From Landline Magazine.

A temporary exemption regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials has been granted, the Transportation Security Administration has announced.

TSA’s notice of temporary exemption is set to publish in the Federal Register on Wednesday, April 15. TWIC cards that expired on or after March 1 will be extended for 180 days. According to TSA, the exemption became effective on April 10 and will remain in effect through July 31, unless otherwise modified.

The decision is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to about one-third of TSA’s TWIC enrollment centers being closed.

“For those that are operating, the process of collecting fingerprints, which is required for TWIC and completing the enrollment process may introduce risk to enrollment center staff or TWIC applicants,” the notice stated.

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