NEXUS
Paper Application

To participate in NEXUS, you have to complete the application form. Simply download the fillable PDF below and save it to your computer. You can then fill in your information and save your work as you go. Or you can print it out and fill it in by hand. Completed forms must be mailed along with the processing fee to the appropriate processing centre.

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

Your participation in NEXUS is strictly voluntary. If you complete and submit the application form, you will be invited to make an appointment to visit a NEXUS enrolment centre for an interview once the initial processing of your application is complete. The information you provide on your application will be used to determine your eligibility.

Fees

The non-refundable processing fee for NEXUS is CAN$50 or US$50 per applicant aged 18 and over. Please send a certified cheque or money order payable to the Receiver General for Canada. Membership is valid for five years. Children under the age of 18 must complete a separate application but there is no fee to do so.

Mandatory Documents

You must provide a photocopy of an acceptable proof of your Canadian or U.S. citizenship and/or permanent resident status and admissibility to Canada and, if you are a permanent resident, a second document to demonstrate your current place of residence.

If the application is for a child under the age of 18, in addition to mandatory documents, additional supporting documents are required, such as in the case of a child care, a court order (to determine custody of the child) and, in the case of joint custody, or non-accompanying parents or guardians, a letter of authorization from the unaccompanied parent(s) or guardian(s), must be attached to the application.

Send photocopies only. Do not send original documents with your application form since we will not return them to you. You will need to bring the original documents to the enrolment centre for your interview.

Citizenship/Permanent Resident Status and admissibility

As you must be a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada or the United States, we accept the following documents as proof of Canadian or U.S. citizenship/admissibility and permanent residency:

To demonstrate that you are a Canadian or U.S. citizen, you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents:

  • In Canada
    • a valid passport;
    • a birth certificate and photo ID;
    • a Canadian citizenship certificate or card; or
    • a Certificate of Indian Status.
  • In the United States
    • a valid passport;
    • a birth certificate and photo ID;
    • a U.S. citizenship certificate;
    • a certificate of naturalization; or
    • a border crossing card.

If you are not a Canadian or U.S. citizen but you are a Canadian or U.S. permanent resident, you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents:

  • In Canada
    • a valid Permanent Resident Card; or
    • a Record of Landing.
  • In the United States
    • a valid Permanent Resident Card

If you are working or studying in Canada or the United States, you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents:

  • a work permit; or
  • a study permit.

Current place of residence

For permanent residents only: To demonstrate proof of your current place of residence, you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents:

Sending in your application

Mail the completed form, along with photocopies of your supporting documents and the application processing fee, to one of the following locations.

Residents of Ontario and the United States:

NEXUS Program
Canadian Processing Centre
6080 McLeod Road
PO Box 126
Niagara Falls ON L2E 6T1
CANADA

Residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and the Yukon:

NEXUS Program Canadian Processing Centre
6080 McLeod Road
PO Box 126
Niagara Falls ON L2E 6T1
CANADA

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

NEXUS Program
400 Place d'Youville
Montréal, QC H2Y 2C2
CANADA

Penalties for providing false information

If you do not provide true, accurate and complete information in your NEXUS application, your membership may be denied. There are severe penalties for knowingly and willfully falsifying or concealing a material fact, or using any false document when you submit the application. Making a false representation may also result in the denial of any other application you may make for any benefit under U.S. immigration laws.

Application Processing

CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will check the information you have provided on your application to make sure you meet the requirements of customs and immigration legislation. Criminal information databases will also be verified.

After the initial processing of your application is complete, you will receive a letter inviting you to set up an appointment for an interview at a NEXUS enrolment centre.

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