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Beachtiger
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


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Has anyone actually seen a twic reader anywhere?


NO shite. TWIC is a freaking joke.But you have to have it. I have been check once by the USCG inspection crew on a ship @ grandview.






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BeauxSox
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Metairie, LA
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


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NO shite. TWIC is a freaking joke.But you have to have it. I have been check once by the USCG inspection crew on a ship @ grandview.


Anchorage or Alongside?






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Pipsair
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Baton Rouge
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


Took about 3 weeks for mine...and I agree with others...Huge joke!





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tigers19LSU1
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2009
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


What are the requirements and costs?





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JonTheTigerFan
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


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What are the requirements and costs?




$132, have to be a U.S. Citizen without any of the disqualifying convictions on your record. No terrorists or violent criminals.






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GeauxElliott
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Louisiana
Member since Jun 2007
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


What are the eligibility requirements for a TWIC?
An individual must be a U.S. citizen or fall into an eligible immigration category (click here for immigration categories) and can not have been convicted of certain crimes. In addition, individuals cannot be connected to terrorist activity or lack mental capacity.

What can disqualify me from getting a TWIC?
An individual who lacks lawful presence and certain immigration status in the United States, has a connection to terrorist activity, has been determined to lack mental capacity or was convicted of certain crimes will be ineligible for a TWIC.

What if I do not meet the qualification standards?
Applicants who are denied a TWIC will be notified of the reason for denial and instructed on how to apply for an appeal or waiver. Once issued a TWIC, the applicant has the continuing obligation to inform TSA if he or she is no longer eligible for a TWIC.

What are the disqualifying offenses? What are the waiver policies for each type of offense?
Parts A and B provide a comprehensive list of disqualifying offenses and the waiver policies for each.

Part A – Permanent Disqualifying Offenses
Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant is not eligible for a waiver.
Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage.
Sedition, or conspiracy to commit sedition.
Treason, or conspiracy to commit treason.
A federal crime of terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g), or comparable State law, or conspiracy to commit such crime.

Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant may apply for a waiver.
A crime involving a transportation security incident. A transportation security incident is a security incident resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 70101. The term "economic disruption" does not include a work stoppage or other employee-related action not related to terrorism and resulting from an employer-employee dispute.
Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124, or a State law that is comparable.
Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing in an explosive or explosive device. An explosive or explosive device includes an explosive or explosive material as defined in 18 U.S.C. 232(5), 841(c) through 841(f), and 844(j); and a destructive device, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4) and 26 U.S.C. 5845(f).
Murder.
Making any threat, or maliciously conveying false information knowing the same to be false, concerning the deliverance, placement, or detonation of an explosive or other lethal device in or against a place of public use, a state or government facility, a public transportations system, or an infrastructure facility.
Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq., or a comparable State law, where one of the predicate acts found by a jury or admitted by the defendant, consists of one of the crimes listed in Column A.
Attempt to commit the crimes in Part A, items 1 - 4.
Conspiracy or attempt to commit the crimes in Part A, items 5 – 10.

Part B – Interim Disqualifying Offenses
Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying if the applicant was convicted, pled guilty (including 'no contest'), or found not guilty by reason of insanity within 7 years of the date of the TWIC application; OR if the applicant was released from prison after conviction within 5 years of the date of the application. The applicant may apply for a waiver.
Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or dealing in a firearm or other weapon. A firearm or other weapon includes, but is not limited to, firearms as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3) or 26 U.S.C. 5 845(a), or items contained on the U.S. Munitions Import List at 27 CFR 447.21.
Extortion.
Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud and money laundering where the money laundering is related to a crime described in Columns A or B. Welfare fraud and passing bad checks do not constitute dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation for purposes of this paragraph.
Bribery.
Smuggling.
Immigration violations.
Distribution of, possession with intent to distribute, or
importation of a controlled substance.
Arson.
Kidnapping or hostage taking.
Rape or aggravated sexual abuse.
Assault with intent to kill.
Robbery.
Fraudulent entry into a seaport as described in 18 U.S.C.
1036, or a comparable State law.
Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq. , or a comparable State law, other than the violations listed in Part A, item 10
Conspiracy or attempt to commit felonies listed in Part B.

How much does a TWIC cost?
The fee for TWIC is $132.50 and is valid for five years. Workers with current, comparable background checks will pay a reduced fee of $105.25. If workers are eligible to pay the lower price, their TWIC will expire 5 years from the date of the comparable credential. The cost of a replacement TWIC, if the original is lost, stolen, or damaged, is $60.






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ShlikStyck
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


It's basically setup to be a goverment $$ generator and invasion of your privacy. So now a plant job requires squeeky clean workforce to go weld some pipe or something. Doesn't matter that your employer thinks your the best worker in the history of workers, but if you partied too hard one night or something your basically out of a job. Basically discrimination with other words. Because the facility has a dock (that you've never seen or never will see) you gotta have this. Government has generated over 50 million dollars from this bogus program. Don't get me more going on this....

ETA...I just read its well over a 200 million dollars generated now



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crawfishcharlie
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Yep...

In South Texas now....DRY LAND !!!






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crawfishcharlie
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Because the facility has a dock


...even the guys that deliver Coke and chips to the vending machines need one to get in the gate and service their machines!






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GeauxElliott
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Louisiana
Member since Jun 2007
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


So, I went and got my TWIC card today....

Took about 30 minutes from start to finish.

I feel like an idiot because I just PAID the Government to take my fingerprints.






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Chaos Six
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Another total bull shite legislation in the monsterous myth of "Homeland Security". What a crock of shite. A little brother of the Patriot Act and other unconstitutional infringements on our liberties.






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LSUzealot
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


TWIC cards are the biggest fricking joke ever. The government spends all this money investing in security around high-risk terrorist areas, then the plants pay high school drop outs 8.50 an hour to enforce it.

The point of the twic is to prevent terrorism. The terrorists would laugh in our faces at the twic. I've yet to see a twic reader in 2 years.






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Chaos Six
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


You won't see one for a long time, if ever. Keeping tabs on you at all times is the new MO of the Gov't.

Terrorism?? Common 'enemy' to join societies. A term over-used by governments as a fear tactic to further agendas. In this case, spying on its own citizens and reaping massive profits.






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Afreaux
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NM, thought this thread was about WIC cards.





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GeauxElliott
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Louisiana
Member since Jun 2007
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


They took my right 4 finger prints together.

Then my left 4 finger prints together.

Then my thumbs together print.

Then my right thumb alone.

Them my left thumb alone.

Then my right index finger.

Then my left index finger.

She stressed I couldn't make any kind of facial expression when I took my photo.

So, now they have a photo that looks like a mugshot and all my finger prints. If they ever want to build a false case against me, I'm screwed.






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Chaos Six
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So, now they have a photo that looks like a mugshot and all my finger prints. If they ever want to build a false case against me, I'm screwed.

Under the Patriot Act, your home can be searched without a warrant, all communications and bank records monitored, you can be held and detained without being given a reason, for as long as they deem necessary, and without a right to an attorney.

All because you're suspected of terrorism. America. frick yea.






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hiroller
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


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Has anyone actually seen a twic reader anywhere?
Yes,at Exxon that was what we scanned to get in and out of the plant,even though we had Exxon subcontractor ID cards.






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Tiger Vision
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


All of my employees have them as do I. Most of them are about 4 weeks. I would call every week after the 3rd week and check. They tell you they will call you when it comes in but they never do.

Twic cars are for any facility thT has access to mass tranportaion such as a dock or railhead. Some plants have these areas secured separately and thus no need for a twic card unless you enter those areas



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RBWilliams8
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I got mine when they first began making them a requirement, so the wait might be a bit shorter nowadays.


Wasn't that like 07-08? I can't remember. But I know it was Luke 5 minutes to get the second one.






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JOHNN
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2008
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re: How long did it take you to get your TWIC card?


Only took about a week to get mine but that was because I already had my haz endorsement and its the same exact application and fingerprinting system TWIC uses.

I know at the Port of BR they dont have a card reader but I have seen one used out at the port in Panama City.






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