The NEXUS Travel Program

By all means, you may read about the NEXUS Travel Program below.

NEXUS Travel ProgramFirstly, the NEXUS Travel Program is intended for frequent travelers between the Canada and U.S. borders. Participants of the Trusted Traveler Program include pre-approved, low-risk travelers.

Members of this program can avoid the long lines at the land, air, and sea border entry points.

Importantly, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the NEXUS card is an alternative to the passport for air, land, and sea travel into the United States for U.S.- and Canadian citizens.

Notably, the NEXUS Card is valid for 5 years, and as a proof of citizenship. NOTE: Also, you’ll need your passport at airports.

Specifically, it is a photo-identification, proximity Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card. Importantly, members may either present their NEXUS card or have an iris scanned and make a declaration.

NEXUS Travel Program Eligibility

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada who pass criminal history and law enforcement checks are eligible for the NEXUS Travel Program. However, individuals may NOT qualify if they:

  • Are inadmissible to the United States or Canada under applicable immigration laws.
  • Provide false or incomplete information on their application.
  • Have been convicted of a criminal offense in any country.
  • Have been found in violation of customs, agriculture, or immigration law.
  • Fail to meet other requirements of the NEXUS program.

Important to realize, the United States and Canada must BOTH approve an individual’s application. Moreover, if either country denies you, you cannot be a part of the NEXUS Program.

Introduction to the Nexus Travel Program

Next, you may apply through the CBP Global On-Line Enrollment System (GOES) website.

Subsequently, qualified applicants must travel to a NEXUS Enrollment Center for an interview. Next, you will receive a photo identification card within 7-10 business days once approved.

Notably, the NEXUS Travel Program helps speed up the process for low risk travelers, as well as allows United States and Canadian border agencies to focus on potentially higher-risk travelers and goods.

NEXUS Travel Program Fees

NEXUS applicants must submit the application and pay a $50 application fee. Moreover, applicants under 18 years old can have their fee waived.

But, you must pay a $25 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or damaged cards.

NEXUS Travel Program Allowances & Prohibitions

Permissible items in a NEXUS lane

  • Alcohol within a traveler’s personal entitlement (must be out of country of residence for 48 hours)
  • Tobacco products with a “Canada-Duty Paid” marking
  • Gifts up to $60 each (into Canada) or up to $100 (into the United States)
  • Or, any reasonable amounts of personal effects

Prohibited items in a NEXUS lane

  • Cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos or loose tobacco without “Canada-Duty Paid”
  • Commercial or durable goods
  • Firearms (legal to import, but you must have specific paperwork and a secondary inspection (if applicable)
  • Agricultural products (with limited exceptions for processed and locally grown foods in season)
  • Or, $10,000 or more in cash or bearer instruments

Lastly, if you have any questions about what items are permissible, please contact the Border Patrol ahead of time.

U.S.–Mexico Border & SENTRI

NEXUS members who are citizens of the United States may utilize SENTRI lanes when entering the United States from Mexico by land in an approved registered vehicle. Also, members of the SENTRI program must register their vehicles with a thorough inspection by Customs and Border Patrol.

Regardless of whether you’re in a permissible vehicle, the NEXUS card is a WHTI-compliant document. Consequently, you may use it in any standard lane from Mexico into the United States as proof of identity and citizenship.

NOTE: Generally, pedestrians may use dedicated SENTRI lines for expedited entry into the United States from Tijuana at the San Ysidro border crossing.

U.S. Global Entry

Firstly, NEXUS members may use their NEXUS Card at Global Entry kiosks in the United States for expedited clearance at Global Entry equipped airports in the United States and U.S. CBP Pre-clearance facilities.

Secondly, it is not a requirement for travelers to use the NEXUS card in the kiosk, but you may want to carry it on your person. In addition, you are not subject to extra fees for Global Entry. On the other hand, you may use it for the duration of the NEXUS membership.

TSA PreCheck

In addition, NEXUS members may use TSA PreCheck on all participating airlines for domestic U.S. flights by entering their Customs and Border Protection PASS ID / Trusted Traveler number from their NEXUS card into their flight reservation information or into their frequent flyer account.

At this instant, you can access the NEXUS Application by clicking HERE.

Likewise, you may call 1-866-NEXUS 26 (1-866-639-8726) for NEXUS toll-free information (U.S. and Canada),

NEXUS Travel Program Enrollment Centers

Since you’ve decided to enroll in the NEXUS Travel Program, you can visit or contact any of the following enrollment centers to proceed with your application or ask any other question. Moreover, you may contact us as well.

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Enrollment Center/CrossingAddressHours of OperationContact Information
Blaine, WA Peace Arch Pacific Highway Point Roberts9901 Pacific Highway Blaine, WA98230Sunday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day(360) 332-2380 (360) 332-2378
Buffalo, NY Peace Bridge Rainbow Bridge Whirlpool Bridge (NEXUS Only)10 Central Avenue Fort Erie Ontario, CanadaL2A 6G6Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(905) 994-6521
Calais, ME**Joint FAST/NEXUS**3 Customs Street Calais, ME 04619Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time(207) 454-3621ext. 232
Calgary, Alberta, CanadaCalgary International AirportCanPass/NEXUS Box 1672000 Airport Road NE Calgary, Alberta,

Canada T2E6W5

Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(403) 292-5421
Champlain, NY232 West Service Rd. Champlain, NY12919Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Closed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays(518) 298-7950
Derby Line, VTDerby Line, Vermont/ Stanstead (55), Quebec107 I-91 South Derby Line, Vermont 05830Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM(802) 873-3219
Detroit, MI Ambassador Bridge Windsor / Detroit Tunnel2810-B West Fort St. Detroit, MI48216Monday – Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday:

8:00 AM – 7:30 PM


8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Closed Sundays

(313) 964-7973
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Edmonton International Airport2312,1000 Airport Road, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2T2Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (by appointment only)(780) 890-4857
Fort Frances Ontario, Canada301 Scott Street, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada P9A 1H1Summer Hours Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM CST – 6:30 PM CDT May 1 – Sept. 30

Winter Hours

Monday and Wednesday:

9:00 AM CST – 4:00 PM CST


11:00 AM CST – 7:00 PM CST

(218) 283-2541
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax Preclearance Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, Level 1

NEXUS/Global Entry

Enrollment Center

1 Bell Boulevard, Compartment 1666 Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada B2T 1K2Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM(902) 873-7788
Highgate Springs, VTInterstate 89 at the BorderClosed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays(802)868-2778
Houlton, ME/Woodstock New Brunswick Houlton1403 Route 95 Belleville, New Brunswick E7M 4Z9Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(506) 325-31991-866-930-3278
Lansdowne, Ontario, CanadaHill Island 666 Highway 137Lansdowne, OntarioK0E 1L0Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(613) 659-4030(613) 659-3085
Montreal, Quebec, Canada Montreal Pierre Trudeau International Airport975 Romeo Vachon Boulevard North Room T 1470, Arrivals Level Dorval, Quebec, Canada H4Y 1H1Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(514) 633-3203(514) 420-5151
Niagara Falls, NY2250 Whirlpool Street Niagara Falls, NY 14203Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(716) 282-4663
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada MacDonald-Cartier International Airport1000 Airport Parkway Private 2nd Level Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1V 9B4Monday – Friday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Closed Saturdays and Sundays(613) 949-3472
Pembina, ND Pembina10980 Interstate 29 Pembina, ND58271Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(701) 825-6551ext. 297
Port Huron, MI Blue Water Bridge2321 Pine Grove Ave. Port Huron, MI48060Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Closed Sundays(810) 989-8830
Sault Ste. Marie, MI International Bridge900 International Bridge Plaza Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Noon – 8:00 PM Thursday and Friday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(906) 632-8822
Seattle UEC, Seattle WA King County International Airport7277 Perimeter Road Room 116 Seattle, WA 98108Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Canadian Holidays(206) 553-0667
Sweetgrass, MT Port of Entry39825 Interstate 15 Sweetgrass, MT 59484Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(406) 335-9556
Toronto, Ontario, Canada Pearson International AirportDeparture Level, Post H Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5P 1A2Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Closed Sundays(855)866-3987(905) 676-3477
Vancouver, BC, Canada Vancouver International Airport3211 Grant McConachie Way Richmond, BCCanadaV7B 1Y7Sunday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM(604) 666-4598
Vancouver Urban Enrollment Center (UEC) British Columbia, Canada1611 Main Street, 4th Floor Vancouver, BC V6A 2W5Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Canadian holidays(604) 666-4598
Warroad, MN Port of Entry41059 State Hwy 313 Warroad, MNMonday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM(218) 386-2796(800)-505-8381
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Winnipeg International Airport2000 Wellington Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H1C1Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(204) 983-4354

Contact Us

Lastly, if you have any further questions about the NEXUS Travel Program and/or if you need an expedited passport before your trip, you’re welcome to get in touch with our team.

Of course, you may contact our team by email or submit a detailed inquiry to us via our Passport Help Desk.

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