Immigration Law Questions? Ask an Immigration Lawyer.
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First, don't panic or loose sleep over this. It was an innocent mistake.
You need to schedule an appointment with the nearest TWIC application center on Monday and take in both cards. Explain to them what happened and that it was an innocent mistake.
Surrender the card that they ask you for back and ask for them to put an annotation in your electronic file that you mistakenly had your old card you thought you lost and had replaced scanned the week before.
They aren't going to fine you or put you in jail for making a mistake like this. It isn't as though you used some else's card or intentionally defrauded DHS. You made a human error and they will fix it for you.
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You never gave me an opportunity to give you the legal authority for your situation and not having to worry about returning the old card to DHS.
You never even read my answer!
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You can mail them the old card with a cover letter explaining that you found it after they issued a new one.
"If I find my lost card after I reported it missing, can I still use it?
No. If you find your card after ordering a replacement, then you should destroy the old card or return it directly to TSA to the address on the back of the card."
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