Transportation Worker Identification Certification (TWIC)
TWIC is Required at the Port of Oakland
What is TWIC?
TWIC is the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. It is a federal government ID that all port workers and truckers need to obtain.
Who needs TWIC?
- Anyone who works in secure areas of marine terminals and
needs unescorted access
- Includes truckers, longshore labor, terminal and port workers, vendors and contractors
Where can you enroll?
Pre-enroll online or visit the TWIC Enrollment Center at: 1101 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
TWIC toll-free number: (855) 347-8371
What is required to enroll?
- Fill out an application online, or in person at the enrollment center
- Provide identity documents. Click here for more information.
- To renew your TWIC follow the same steps as a new applicant.
Do the container ships carry passengers?
Usually no. Insurance and security issues prevent shipping lines from offering passenger service.
What can disqualify me from getting a TWIC?
For more information on disqualifications go to Disqualifying Offenses Factors.
How can I check the status of my TWIC application?
For more information on the status of your application go to Application Status Check
Where do I get a TWIC?
Oakland TWIC Enrollment Center
1101 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m. &
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TWIC Help Desk
Pre-enrollment will allow TWIC applicants to get an appointment, so they don't have to wait in line at the enrollment center.
Or by Phone: 1-855-347-8371
TWIC Status Check
You can check the status of your TWIC online. Click here for more information.