I applied for my TWIC card renewal last week to take advantage of the “extended expiration date” price hoping that the bloody thing will die a quiet and ignoble death before I have to renew it AGAIN. Overall a very simple procedure. I didn’t have to drive anywhere and I paid with my credit card.
I’m happy to report I have already received my notice that the card is ready, AND in less than a week. I pick it up in a couple of days. Nice.
Call the TWIC Center at 1‐866‐347‐8942, Mon–Fri, 8AM to 10PM Eastern, hang on the phone for what feels like a week and a half and you’ll finally get hold of a really nice person who will actually do something for you!
I’m including the notice that was originally on the TWIC site (of course their site’s link is broken so I found it elsewhere). You’re welcome. TWIC Expiration Policy Bulletin 06-14-2012 530pm hg (2)
As a followup to this little note; After being notified by email that my new EED TWIC was ready to be picked up, I made my appointment in Elizabeth, N.J. on the TSA website. I showed up early, provided a fresh index fingerprint and pin, and I was out of the building in less than 15 minutes. Just like that, $60.00 and three more years added to my first expiration date.