NEXUS Card


NEXUS is a Trusted Traveler program that expedites the processing of pre-screened travelers when entering Canada and the US at designated land, air, and marine ports of entry. This means that NEXUS members can enjoy reduced wait times at certain ports of entry.

Benefits of a NEXUS Card

  • Cardholders can use dedicated lanes at certain ports of entry along the US-Canada border.
  • NEXUS members will also be able to use their cards at self-service NEXUS kiosks at designated Canadian airports
  • Members can also use Global Entry kiosks when entering the US through Canadian Preclearance airports.
  • Travelers with NEXUS cards can call the NEXUS Telephone Reporting Centre (for Canada) or the local US CBP marine reporting number for that marine port of entry to report their arrival.
NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States.
  • If you are a NEXUS member and crossing the border you can use the dedicated NEXUS lane and stop and hold your membership card in front of the card reader.
  • You then proceed to the inspection booth for a visual inspection. The CBSA officer will indicate whether you are to enter the inspection area or proceed into Canada.

 

Children
While there is no age restriction to applying for a NEXUS card, children under the age of 18 will be required to have their parent or legal guardian’s consent before they can join the program.
Valid Through
The NEXUS card is valid for 5 years. After which, the traveler will be required to renew his membership.
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How to Apply for a NEXUS Card

  • Here are the steps for becoming a member, from start to finish. There is a non-refundable processing fee of CAN$50 or US$50 per applicant for a five-year membership card.
  • You can apply online to NEXUS using the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) that is operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP).

Travelers have two options for submitting their NEXUS application:

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#1: Global Online Enrollment System (GOES)

Global Online Enrollment System

  • Step 1: Create an account in GOES.
  • Step 2: Log into your account and fill out an application.
  • Step 3: You will need to pay a US$50 fee for each completed application for individuals aged 18 and older. The fee is non-refundable and is only payable by credit card. Children under 18 are free.
  • Step 4: The US CBP and CBSA will review the application once it has been completed and the fee has been paid. If you are given conditional approval, you will be notified through your GOES account along with the instructions to schedule an interview at a NEXUS Enrollment Center.
Note: Every applicant, including children, will be required to create his or her own GOES account as well as submit his or her own application.
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#2: Paper Application

  • Step 1: Download your application form here.
  • Step 2: Complete your application.
  • Step 3: Prepare copies of your supporting documents that provide proof of your citizenship and/or permanent resident status and admissibility to either the US or Canada.
  • Step 4: Prepare your payment of CAN$50 or US$50 for each applicant over the age of 18. Children will be required to have a separate application, but there is no fee to pay.
  • Step 5: Mail your application, non-refundable fee, and supporting documents to your designated NEXUS Program Canadian Processing Center at one of the locations below.

Canadian Processing Center for Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Yukon

6080 McLeod Road, PO Box 126
Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 7T4, Canada

For residents of Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec:

400 Place d’Youville
Montréal, QC H2Y 2E7, Canada

You will be sent a letter notifying you that you have been conditionally approved and are required to schedule an interview at a NEXUS Enrollment Center. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your application, you can call this toll-free number: 1 (866) 639-8726.
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Useful information for travelers

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Are you heading for camping, check for this fantastic campgrounds, or search for the best RV parking places. Need an RV hired, check this website. Boats and canoes are available for rent if you are crossing the border for some fun and hiking check these accommodation options. Are you going for golf – see the top golf courses and tee times here. Hiking options.

Did you car break down middle of the road, call for car help get emergency services. Do you need travel insurance – visit our partners here. You pets can be insured as well here. Visiting Canada for medical reasons, check this website.

Documentation needs to be all ready, for find the necessary legal forms here.

NEXUS Lane Operating Hours on US-Canada Border Crossings

NEXUS lanes are available in 21 land ports of entry across the US-Canada border.

Border CrossingUS Hours of OperationCanadian Hours of Operation
Sumas – Huntingdon Border CrossingMon - Fri
8 am - 11 am

Mon - Fri
11 am - 6 pm
RFID - ready & NEXUS

Weekends
8 am - 5 pm
RFID - ready & NEXUS
Mon - Fri
8 am - 8 pm





Weekends & holidays
8 am - 10 pm
Lynden / Aldergrove CrossingN/A7 days a week
10 am - 8 pm
Point Roberts – Boundary Bay Border Crossing7 days a week
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7 days a week
7 am - 7 pm

*From May 20 - September 6:
7 days a week
7 am- 10 pm
Sweetgrass – Coutts Border Crossing7 days a week

Until further notice, NEXUS is accepted in all lanes
Mon - Fri
3 pm - 5 pm

Closed on holidays
Pembina – Emerson Border Crossing7 days a week
6:30 am - 8 am

Closed on holidays
Mon - Fri
3 pm - 5 pm

Closed on holidays
Peace Bridge Border CrossingFrom June 7 Until Labour Day only
Mon - Fri
5 am - 11 pm

Weekends and holidays
6 am - 11 pm
Mon - Fri
6 am - 11 pm



Weekends and holidays
7 am - 11 pm

The NEXUS lane will remain open until 10 pm when there is a Buffalo Sabres home game
International Falls – Fort Frances Border Crossing7 days a week
NEXUS is accepted in all lanes
Mon – Fri
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Thousand Islands Bridge Border CrossingMon - Fri
7 am - 5 pm


Weekends:
10 am - 2 pm
Mon - Fri:
6 am - 8 am
4 pm - 6 pm

Closed on holidays
Lewiston – Queenston Bridge Border CrossingMon - Fri
7 am - 9 am
7 days a week
8 am - 8 pm
Whirlpool Rapids Bridge Border Crossing7 days a week
7 am - 11 pm
7 days a week
7 am - 11 pm
Blaine – Surrey Border Crossing7 days a week
6 am - 9 pm
7 days a week
7 am - midnight
Blue Water Bridge Border CrossingMon - Fri
6 am - 9 pm

Weekends
8 am - 9 pm

Holidays
8 am - 9 pm
7 days a week including holidays
7 am - 9 pm
Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Border CrossingMon - Fri
7 am - 8 am
The NEXUS lane is temporarily closed due to construction
Highgate Springs – St. Armand Border Crossing7 days a week
6:30 am - 8 am

Friday
3 pm - 6 pm
7 days a week
24 hours a day
Champlain – Lacolle Border Crossing7 days a week
6:00 am - 8 pm
7 days a week
6 am - midnight.
Derby Line Border CrossingN/AMon - Fri
3 pm - 5 pm

Closed on holidays
Calais International Avenue Border CrossingMon - Fri
8 am - 11 am (EST)
7 days a week
3 pm - 5 pm
Blaine – Surrey Border Crossing7 days a week
6 am - 9 pm
7 days a week
7 am - midnight
Ambassador Bridge Border CrossingMon - Fri
5:30 am- 8 pm

Weekends and holidays
11:30 am - 7 pm
Mon - Fri
6 am- 11 pm

Weekends and holidays
8 am -10 pm
Detroit – Windsor Tunnel Border CrossingMon - Fri
5 am - 8 pm

Weekends and holidays
11 am - 7 pm
Mon - Fri
7 am - midnight

Weekends and holidays
11 am - 7 pm
Houlton – Richmond Corner Border CrossingMon - Fri
7 am - 10 am (EST)
Mon - Fri
3 pm - 6 pm

Closed on holidays
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