NEXUS application centres will reopen at 8 Canadian airports starting March 27, 2023. Starting Monday, March 20, NEXUS applicants can book interviews at most major Canadian airports. There is a backlog of 269,00 applications as of March 1, 2023, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. In March 2020 NEXUS offices closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a diplomatic dispute with the United States over legal protections for American customs officers.
NEXUS Offices Reopening Schedule
NEXUS enrolment centres will reopen at the following airports and dates:
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW)
What Is NEXUS?
NEXUS is a trusted traveller program that allows pre-approved members to have expedited crossing of the Canada-United States border without having to go through the traditional customs process. Membership for NEXUS is valid for five years and offers expedited Customs clearance at both the Canadian and American border.
Approved NEXUS members undergo a background and security check and are deemed low-risk travellers by both Canada and the United States and given faster customs and immigration processing when crossing the US/Canada border.
Program members have access to dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry and NEXUS kiosks when entering Canada by air and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Preclearance airports. NEXUS members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.
Benefits of NEXUS Pass:
- Avoid long lines and delays with access to expedited NEXUS-dedicated lanes in the United States and Canada
- Self-serve NEXUS kiosks at designated international airports
- Cross the border with expedited screening and without routine customs and immigration questioning
- Simplified car entry process using dedicated vehicle lanes at 21 designated land border crossings
- NEXUS card can be used in place of a passport if you are flying between the US and Canada
Do You Need Assistance With NEXUS?
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If you have questions about your immigration application or eligibility for you or your team to cross the U.S. / Canada border on business, or other immigration issues during the coronavirus restrictions or for post-restriction business, contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 or email email@example.com.