NEXUS
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NEXUS is available at over 450 reporting sites across Canada and at all marine crossings southbound into the United States (U.S.). The boat master is the person in charge of the boat. Boat masters are responsible for presenting themselves and their passengers to border officers, and for reporting all goods on behalf of the NEXUS members on board. All persons on board must be NEXUS members in order to take advantage of NEXUS reporting procedures.

Entering Canada

The boat master must do the following:

If any information changes before arrival, contact the NEXUS Telephone Reporting Centre at 1 866-99-NEXUS (1-866-996-3987).

In addition to the above, the person in charge of the conveyance is responsible for the following:

Note: Any contraventions of the legislation may result in detention, seizure or forfeiture of the conveyance and/or lead to criminal prosecution, monetary penalties and/or imprisonment.

As proof of presentation, the boat master will receive a report number for his or her records and he or she must produce this number when asked to do so by border officers.

If a border officer is not at the specified landing site to meet the boat at the reported estimated time of arrival or actual time of arrival, the individuals who have reported may proceed to their intended final destination.

Travelling with non-NEXUS members: All persons on board must be NEXUS members in order to take advantage of NEXUS reporting procedures.

Declaring Goods

Canadian residents returning to Canada by the marine mode of transportation who purchase, receive or acquire goods while outside Canada MUST declare all goods, including those within their personal exemption.

Canadian residents

If you are a NEXUS member and a Canadian resident and you are importing goods for your own personal use, you must report these goods to a CBSA officer by contacting the NEXUS Telephone Reporting Centre at 1 866-99-NEXUS (1-866-996-3987).

If you have goods that exceed your personal exemption, you will be advised of the necessary procedures to follow by a border officer at the NEXUS Telephone Reporting Centre.

U.S. residents

If you are a NEXUS member and a U.S. resident and you are importing goods for your own personal use, you must report these goods to a CBSA officer by contacting the NEXUS Telephone Reporting Centre at 1 866-99-NEXUS (1-866-996-3987).

If you have goods that exceed your personal entitlement, you will be advised of the necessary procedures to follow by a border officer at the NEXUS Telephone Reporting Centre.

If you have any commercial goods in your possession, baggage or on board the vehicle/recreational boat upon arrival in Canada, you may not use NEXUS in the air, land or marine modes of transportation. Commercial goods are defined as goods brought into Canada for sale or for any commercial, industrial, occupational, institutional or other similar use and include samples, tools and warranty repair parts. Please note that personal computers and similar items carried by NEXUS members for their own personal use while on business trips are not defined commercial goods.

If you have any goods that are considered to be restricted, controlled or prohibited, or if the goods you are importing require a permit, such as firearms, you may not use NEXUS.

To avoid bringing pests, viruses and diseases into Canada or the U.S., all food, plants and related products from other countries must be declared at the border. If you are unsure whether the product is allowed, declare the item and discuss it with a border services officer. No penalties are assessed if goods are declared. Goods that are not declared are subject to seizure, penalties and could lead to prosecution. For more information, contact the CBSA Border Information Service phone line at 1-800-461-9999.

Entering the U.S.

The boat master must do the following:

As proof of presentation, the boat master will receive a report number for his or her records and he or she must produce this number when asked to do so by border officers.

If a border officer is not at the specified landing site to meet the boat at the reported estimated time of arrival or actual time of arrival, the individuals who have reported may proceed to their intended final destination.

Declaring goods

If you are a Canadian or U.S. resident and you are importing goods for your own personal use, you must report these items by using the marine reporting procedures and make an oral declaration to a border officer by contacting the local U.S. CBP office.

NEXUS members who present themselves for NEXUS passage when arriving in the U.S. must not have any commercial goods in their possession or in their baggage. Please note that personal computers and similar items carried by NEXUS members for their own personal use while on business trips are not defined commercial goods.

Travelling with non-NEXUS members

When travelling with persons who are not NEXUS members:

Where is NEXUS offered?

NEXUS members can report to the sites listed at the following links:

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