The NEXUS Travel Program

NEXUS sealThe NEXUS Travel Program is for frequent travelers between the Canada and U.S. borders. As part of the Trusted Traveler Program, participants are pre-approved travelers that are considered low-risk. Members of this program can avoid the long lines at the land, air, and sea border entry points. Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the NEXUS card has been approved as an alternative to the passport for air, land, and sea travel into the United States for US and Canadian citizens.

NEXUS Travel Program members are issued a NEXUS Card that is valid for 5 years. This is a photo-identification, proximity Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card. Members will either present their NEXUS card or have their iris scanned and make a declaration. A Nexus member can use their Nexus card as proof of citizenship, though at airports you must have your passport as well.

The 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.

The United States and Canada must BOTH approve an individual’s application. If an applicant is denied by either country, the applicant cannot be a part of the NEXUS Program.

The NEXUS Travel Program Fees

NEXUS applicants must submit the one application and pay a $50 application fee. Applicants under the age of 18 can have their fee waived. Applicants may apply through the CBP Global On-Line Enrollment System (GOES) website. Qualified applicants are required to travel to a NEXUS Enrollment Center for an interview. Once approved, they will be issued a photo identification card,  mailed within 7-10 business days. 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.

To replace a NEXUS Travel Card, you must pay a $25 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or damaged cards.

NEXUS Travel Program Allowances and Prohibitions

Items allowed in a NEXUS lane

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

Items prohibited in a NEXUS lane

  • Cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos or loose tobacco that is not marked “Canada-Duty Paid”
  • Commercial or durable goods
  • Firearms (legal to import, but specific paperwork must be filled out and a secondary inspection is usually required)
  • Agricultural products (with limited exceptions for processed and locally grown foods in season)
  • $10,000 or more in cash or bearer instruments

If you have any questions about what is allowed, 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 US from Mexico by land, but must be traveling in an approved registered vehicle. The SENTRI Program requires members to register their vehicles into the program. This involves a thorough inspection by Customs and Border Patrol, whereas NEXUS has no such requirement. Regardless of whether in an approved vehicle or not, the NEXUS card is a WHTI compliant document, and may be used in any standard lane from Mexico into the US as proof of identity and citizenship. Pedestrians can use dedicated SENTRI lines for expedited entry into the U.S. from Tijuana at the San Ysidro border crossing. For more information about the SENTRI Program, please visit SENTRI.

U.S. Global Entry

NEXUS members can use their NEXUS Card at Global Entry kiosks in the United States. This allows for expedited clearance at Global Entry equipped airports in the United States and US CBP Preclearance facilities. The Global Entry kiosks are located at the 20 busiest U.S. international airports by international passenger traffic. Travelers are not required to use the NEXUS card in the kiosk, but are advised to carry it on person. There is no additional cost to use Global Entry, and it can be used for the duration of the NEXUS membership.

TSA PreCheck

NEXUS members may use TSA PreCheck on all participating airlines for domestic US 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.


NEXUS Application

For NEXUS toll-free information (U.S. and Canada) call 1-866-NEXUS 26 (1-866-639-8726).

NEXUS Travel Program Enrollment Centers

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Enrollment Center/CrossingAddressHours of OperationContact Information
Blaine, WAPeace ArchPacific HighwayPoint Roberts9901 Pacific HighwayBlaine, WA98230Sunday – Saturday:8:00 AM – 6:00 PMClosed Christmas and New Year’s Day(360) 332-2380 (360) 332-2378
Buffalo, NYPeace BridgeRainbow BridgeWhirlpool Bridge (NEXUS Only)10 Central AvenueFort Erie Ontario, CanadaL2A 6G6Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday and Sunday:8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(905) 994-6521
Calais, ME**Joint FAST/NEXUS**3 Customs StreetCalais, ME 04619Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PMEastern Time(207) 454-3621ext. 232
Calgary, Alberta, CanadaCalgary International AirportCanPass/NEXUSBox 1672000 Airport Road NECalgary, 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 PMClosed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays(518) 298-7950
Derby Line, VTDerby Line, Vermont/ Stanstead (55), Quebec107 I-91 SouthDerby Line, Vermont05830Tuesday and Thursday:8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and7:00 PM – 9:00 PM(802) 873-3219
Detroit, MIAmbassador BridgeWindsor/Detroit Tunnel2810-B West Fort St.Detroit, MI48216Monday – Tuesday:8:00 AM – 3:30 PMWednesday: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, CanadaEdmonton International Airport2312,1000 Airport Road, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaT5J 2T2Monday – Friday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(by appointment only)(780) 890-4857
Fort FrancesOntario, Canada301 Scott StreetFort Frances, Ontario, CanadaP9A 1H1Summer HoursMonday – Thursday:8:30 AM CST – 6:30 PM CDTMay 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, CanadaHalifax PreclearanceRobert L. Stanfield InternationalAirport, Level 1

NEXUS/Global Entry

Enrollment Center

1 Bell Boulevard,Compartment 1666Enfield, 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/WoodstockNew BrunswickHoulton1403 Route 95Belleville, New BrunswickE7M 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, CanadaMontreal Pierre Trudeau International Airport975 Romeo Vachon BoulevardNorthRoom T 1470,Arrivals LevelDorval, Quebec,

Canada H4Y 1H1

Monday – Sunday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(514) 633-3203(514) 420-5151
Niagara Falls, NY2250 Whirlpool StreetNiagara Falls, NY 14203Tuesday – Friday:8:30 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday:8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(716) 282-4663
Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaMacDonald-Cartier International Airport1000 Airport Parkway Private2nd LevelOttawa, Ontario,Canada K1V 9B4Monday – Friday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PMClosed Saturdays and Sundays(613) 949-3472
Pembina, NDPembina10980 Interstate 29Pembina, ND58271Monday – Friday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(701) 825-6551ext. 297
Port Huron, MIBlue Water Bridge2321 Pine Grove Ave.Port Huron, MI48060Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMMonday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMClosed Sundays(810) 989-8830
Sault Ste. Marie, MIInternational Bridge900 International Bridge PlazaSault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783Monday, Tuesday, and WednesdayNoon – 8:00 PMThursday and Friday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(906) 632-8822
Seattle UEC, Seattle WAKing County International Airport7277 Perimeter Road Room 116Seattle, WA 98108Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMClosed Saturdays, Sundays and Canadian Holidays(206) 553-0667
Sweetgrass, MTPort of Entry39825 Interstate 15Sweetgrass, MT 59484Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(406) 335-9556
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPearson International AirportDeparture Level, Post HMississauga, Ontario, CanadaL5P 1A2Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PMClosed Sundays(855)866-3987(905) 676-3477
Vancouver, BC, CanadaVancouver International Airport3211 Grant McConachie WayRichmond, BCCanadaV7B 1Y7Sunday – Saturday:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM(604) 666-4598
Vancouver Urban Enrollment Center(UEC)British Columbia, Canada1611 Main Street, 4th FloorVancouver, BC V6A 2W5Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMClosed Saturdays, Sundays and Canadian holidays(604) 666-4598
Warroad, MNPort of Entry41059 State Hwy 313Warroad, MNMonday – Friday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM(218) 386-2796(800)-505-8381
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWinnipeg International Airport2000 Wellington AvenueWinnipeg, Manitoba,Canada R3H1C1Monday – Friday:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(204) 983-4354
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