[B]Ok. I just got off the phone with a live person !!!
Your renewal/re-issuance can only be done in US [U]click here for Locations[/U]
I said you can be a foreigner and apply for one with B-1 visa but can’t get one if you are already a citizen ?
Then I quoted their website which explains here…
TWIC annotated B-1 visa
Who can apply for a TWIC annotated B-1 visa?
Foreign nationals who perform maritime services in the United States and require access to secure areas of facilities and vessels can apply for this new type of B-1 visa, specifically designed for the TWIC program. These individuals are required to meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the Department of State for a B-1 visa (‘Temporary Visitor for Business’) and are required to provide an official letter from their employer stating that a TWIC is required to perform the individual’s job in the maritime industry. This letter must be provided to the relevant U.S. Embassy or Consulate as part of the individual’s visa application.
What information should be contained in the letter from an employer sponsoring an individual for a TWIC annotated B-1 visa?
Details such as the type of work performed by the individual, the location and duration of the work, as well as employer contact information is required if additional information or follow up is necessary. Click here for a sample letter template. (.pdf, 16kb)
Does issuance of the TWIC annotated B-1 visa mean an individual will receive a TWIC?
Issuance of the TWIC annotated B-1 visa makes an individual eligible to apply for a TWIC. Once the individual successfully completes the comprehensive TSA security threat assessment and meets the TWIC eligibility requirements, they will be issued a TWIC. Additionally, once presented with a TWIC, access decisions are made entirely by local ports and facilities.
So basically TWIC card holders are screwed again. The person I talked to said you are welcome to come and renew anytime. It does not have to be expired. It will last 5 yr.s from date of expiration on the card. [/B]
Anyway I hope this helped.