What can disqualify me from getting a TWIC card?

What can disqualify me from getting a TWIC card?

Permanent disqualifying offenses include espionage, treason, murder, and a Federal crime of terrorism. Interim disqualifying offenses include extortion, immigration violations, unlawful possession, use, or sale of a firearm or other weapon.

Can you be denied a TWIC card?

Under the TWIC law, there are “permanent disqualifying criminal offenses” and “interim disqualifying criminal offenses” that can result in the denial of a TWIC. Both types of disqualifying offenses only include felonies, not misdemeanors.

How do I appeal a TWIC card denial?

To file an appeal, you will need to submit official documents to TSA verifying that the charge was dismissed, you were found not guilty, you were convicted of drug possession only, or you were convicted of a misdemeanor only. These documents must come from the court, the district attorney, or the police department.

Can I get a TWIC card with pending charges?

If a crime has been expunged, it will usually not appear in the TWIC application process. However, being on probation for a crime, or having a pending charge may make a person automatically ineligible.

How long does a TWIC appeal take?

The TSA will notify you by mail whether your request for an appeal or a waiver is approved or denied. The review process may take up to 60 days.

What is a TWIC waiver?

An applicant who has been denied a TWIC may apply for an appeal or a waiver. A waiver should be made when the initial TWIC ineligibility determination is, in fact, accurate but the applicant believes that he or she poses no security threat.

How do you get a TWIC waiver?

Your request for a waiver must be submitted no later than 60 days after you receive the Final Determination of Threat Assessment, unless an extension of time is granted. Extensions will only be granted if you can establish “good cause” for failing to file your waiver request within the original time period.

How long does a TWIC waiver take?

Most applicants without disqualifying factors will receive their TWIC® cards in less than 10 business days. Due in part to potential disqualifying factors or delivery issues, TSA suggests applicants apply a minimum of 30 days in advance.