NEXUS Program

NEXUS is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency alternative inspection program that allows members to have crossing privileges at air, land, and marine ports of entry. These pre-screened, low risk travelers are given expedited processing by United States and Canadian officials at designated border points of entry, at NEXUS kiosks at Canadian Preclearance airports, and at marine reporting locations. Additionally, NEXUS participants are able to cross the border with minimal customs and immigration questioning. Finally, NEXUS participants are permitted to use Global Entry kiosks (for a list of all kiosk locations, click here). To identify themselves, members are issued a photo-identification, proximity Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card. Participants are to either present their NEXUS card or have their iris scanned and make a declaration at ports of entry. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada who pass criminal history and law enforcement checks may be eligible to participate. Interested applicants may apply using either the CBP on-line application system, Global On-Line Enrollment System (GOES), or through one of the Canadian Processing Centers (CPC). Applicants must submit photocopies of supporting documentation and the nominal processing fee. Qualified applicants will be asked to undergo an interview at a NEXUS Enrollment Center. If they are approved for the program at that time, their RFID card will be mailed to them in 7-10 business days. It should be noted that participation in the program requires approval of application by both the United States and Canada. To learn more, please visit the Nexus website at:

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