ID Badges

Port ID 

To obtain a Port ID, download and complete the application. Bring all required documents, including the completed application, to the Port ID Office located at 1530 S.E. 24th Street (Spangler Boulevard/SR84). The phone number is 954-765-4604 or 954-765-4225.

Download Port ID Application

Hours of operation:

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Federal law requires a person seeking unescorted access to any seaport facility in the country to obtain a Federal Transportation Worker Identification Crendential (TWIC). To apply for a TWIC, visit and select TWIC. This site also allows you to schedule an appointment and track your status.

Online Pre-Enrollment

Universal Enrollment Center
650 S.W. 34th Street
Suite 309
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33315

For more information, call 1-866-347-8371.

Pursuant to local, state and federal law, all persons entering Port Everglades are subject to established security restrictions:


  • All visitors must be invited guests of a specific Port Everglades business, tenant or agency.
  • Visitors shall be authorized access only to the area specific to their Port business. Unauthorized roaming through the Port is prohibited.
  • In restricted and secure areas, visitors must be issued a visitor identification badge and be escorted by an individual with a permanent Port Business Purpose Card and a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for access to that area. They must remain accompanied by that escort at all times. Badges must be conspicuously displayed at all times.
  • The Visitor ID badge, self-expiring at 11:59 p.m. on the date received, is issued at the checkpoints.
  • Visitors attempting to enter the Port more than 15 times in a 90-day period will be required to obtain and display a permanent port-issued Business Purpose Card.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to park in restricted or secure areas.
  • Special rules apply to Day Laborers.

Day Laborers

  • Temporary, self-expiring badges are issued at the Port ID Office and at the checkpoints.
  • Temporary badges are issued for single days and for specific areas of access.
  • Day laborers must apply for a blue temporary Business Purpose Card at the first visit and have it in their possession at all times while working at the Port. To apply for a temporary card, day laborers must submit their company work order, valid form of government-issued identification and $25 in cash or company check.
  • Badges must be conspicuously displayed at all times.
  • Itinerant/day laborer parking is in designated areas throughout the Port.

Valid Picture Identification

Picture identification, accepted by Port Everglades for issuance of access badges, includes the following:

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Florida Identification Card
  • Alien Registration Card
  • Foreign Identification Card

Proof of Destination

  • Bill of Lading
  • Company Identification
  • Faxed Company Letter
  • Call Placed to Receiving Company to Verify Delivery

Permanent Employees

  • All personnel permanently employed at Port Everglades are required to obtain a Port-issued picture Business Purpose Card.
  • Business Purpose Cards will be issued for a period up to three years depending on the nature of the persons work at the Port.
  • Persons with a valid TWIC will be issed a green Business Purpose Card authorizing unescorted access to designated restricted and secure areas based on their purpose for acess.  Cards will be issued at no cost.
  • Persons without a valid TWIC will be issued a yellow Business Purpose Card, but will require escort by a TWIC holder to enter designated restricted or secure areas.  Cards will be issued for a fee of $25 payable in cash or company check.
  • Business Purpase Cards must be displayed at all times when accessing or working within restricted areas of the Port.
  • Lost, stolen, mutilated or rescinded cards must be reported to the Port Security Administration and Broward Sheriff's Office.
  • All Port Business Purpose Cards must be returned to Port Security Administration or Broward Sheriff's Office upon termination of employment.
  • Business Purpose Cards normally will be available approximately the same day that the application have been submitted.

Cruise Passengers

  • All cruise passengers departing from Port Everglades will enter the Port through a security checkpoint after presenting picture identifications for each person in the vehicle over age 18 as well as travel documents.


  • Vehicles will enter only through security checkpoints at the Port.
  • Vehicles will be parked in specific designated parking lots.
  • Private vehicles will not be allowed to park in restricted access unless authorized and credentialed.
  • Dockside parking pass fee $100.