NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are cooperating in this joint venture to simplify border crossing for members while enhancing security.
To become a member in this program, you must do the following:
If you are approved to participate in NEXUS, you will receive a membership identification card to use when entering Canada or the United States at all designated NEXUS air, land and marine ports of entry.
Membership will enable you to save time by:
For Canadian and U.S. citizens, NEXUS membership cards also fulfill the travel document requirements of the U.S. WHTI. A NEXUS membership card may be used as an alternative to a passport when entering the United States:
NEXUS members using the air mode of transportation can enter Canada using the self-serve kiosks regardless of where they are arriving from. For example, a NEXUS member returning to Canada from overseas and arriving in Montréal can use the self-serve kiosk in Montréal.
CANPASS Air is a CBSA program. This program enables members to cross the border faster when they arrive in Canada.
NEXUS is a binational program jointly administered by the CBSA and U.S. CBP. This program enables members to cross the border faster when travelling to Canada and the United States.
The self-serve kiosks located in the Canadian inspection services area are for use by both CANPASS Air members and NEXUS members, while the self-serve kiosks located in the U.S. preclearance area are to be used by NEXUS members only.