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Credentials Section

Contact Information
1001 North America Way
Room #111
Miami, Florida 33132

 

Phone: 305-347-4955
Fax: 305-347-4960

 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

PortMiami Credentials

After a PortMiami Business Permit is approved for a Seaport partner, contractor and/or vendor, all personnel needing access to the Port shall apply for a PortMiami Identification Badge.  A PortMiami Identification Badge must be conspicuously displayed at all times when accessing or working on Port premises. 

Applicants with a valid TWIC card will be issued a green identification badge which provides them unescorted access to designated restricted and secure areas based on their purpose for access. 

Applicants without a valid TWIC card will be issued a yellow identification badge, and will require escort by a TWIC holder to enter designated restricted or secure areas.  They must remain accompanied by that escort at all times.

Willfully and knowingly providing false information in an attempt to obtain a PortMiami Identification Badge is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five (5) years in jail and a $5,000 fine (FS 775.082 or 775.083).

Applicants are responsible for returning all PortMiami Identification Badges to the Credentials Section upon termination of employment or change of company.

By requesting for a PortMiami Identification Badge, applicants agree to abide by all rules and regulations as established by the Miami-Dade Seaport Department and PortMiami Tariff No. 010.

 

Application Process

To apply for a PortMiami Identification Badge, please verify that your company has a valid business permit and has submitted the Signatures Authorization Letter on their official letterhead.  To confirm that your company has an active operating permit, you may contact the Permits Section at (305) 347-4964.

Requirements

  • Port ID Application
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Company Request Letter
  • Valid TWIC Card (If Applicable)
  • Proof of Legal Status and Employment Eligibility – Pertinent to those applicants without a TWIC Card (i.e. Passport, Residency Card, Birth Certificate)
  • Annex to POM Credential Application (To be completed by ID Section personnel)

Note: Cartage/Trucking companies are required to provide proof of insurance on behalf of all drivers/applicants. Applicants whose proof of insurance has not been received should visit the Permits Section (Suite 115) for additional assistance.

It is imperative that all PortMiami Identification Badge holders renew their cards prior to its expiration date. Once a PortMiami Identification Badge is expired, a new application must be submitted.

Note: Cartage/Trucking companies are required to provide proof of insurance on behalf of all drivers/applicants. Applicants whose proof of insurance has not been received should visit the Permits Section (Suite 115) for additional assistance. 

Applicants are responsible for returning their current PortMiami Identification Badge to the Credentials Section when a change of company is requested.

Note: Cartage/Trucking companies are required to provide proof of insurance on behalf of all drivers/applicants. Applicants whose proof of insurance has not been received should visit the Permits Section (Suite 115) for additional assistance.

Applicants whose credentials have been lost, stolen or damaged must obtain a police report through the Miami-Dade Police Department at the Seaport’s Terminal H. This report should be presented to the ID / Credentials Section before a replacement badge can be processed.

 

Fees
Identification Badge Expiration Fee
New / Renewal (Unescorted Access) Green Card Same as TWIC Card $0
New/Renewal (Escorted Access) Yellow Card 1 Year $0
Replacement (Lost or Stolen) Same as TWIC Card $25

 

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Port users requiring access to restricted areas must have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. TWIC was established by Congress through the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and is administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard.

All workers who require unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels and all U.S. credentialed mariners are required to have a TWIC.  Individuals without a TWIC card will not be granted access unless escorted by a Port user or stakeholder and Port security is properly notified.

All users obtaining a new (or renewal) TWIC card are also required to apply for a new PortMiami identification badge as soon as the TWIC badge is received.
 
The enrollment fee for the TWIC program is $129.75. 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. The cost of an Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC is $60.  All checks need to be payable to Morphotrust USA, the TSA partner currently handling TWIC applications.

Effective March 13, 2013, the Miami TWIC Enrollment Center closed its Doral location and permanently relocated to PortMiami. For your convenience, the TWIC office is located adjacent to the Port's Credentials Section at 1001 North America Way, Suite 111, Miami, FL 33132. All scheduled appointments and walk-ins will be processed at this new location. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the help desk line 1-866-347-8942 or email twic.helpdesk@lmbps.com. Please visit the TWIC’s official website for enrollment information as well as other useful resources. 

 

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