How to apply

How to apply

Your participation in NEXUS is strictly voluntary. If you complete and submit the application form, the information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility. Please refer to the Canadian Privacy Act and the U.S. Privacy Act, both of which can be found in the NEXUS Web Site.

Each applicant must complete a separate form.

The application process to determine eligibility takes approximately four to six weeks.


Before applying to the NEXUS program, please check that you are eligible to join.

Please note: online applications are processed in U.S. currency only. Applications submitted by paper may be processed in either U.S. or Canadian currency.

Online Application

You can apply to NEXUS online using the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES), which is operated by U.S. CBP.

In the online application, some of the information requested is designated as optional. Your eligibility to participate in NEXUS is not affected by whether you provide the optional information.

Paper Application

You can complete the NEXUS paper application by downloading and filling out the form, printing it and mailing it together with the processing fee.

Note: U.S. citizens must send their paper application form to the Niagara Falls office.

Apply using a paper application

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