To participate in NEXUS, you have to complete the application form. You can complete the application form online, or print it and mail it along with the processing fee. Each applicant must complete a separate form. The application review process to determine eligibility takes six to eight 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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
If you are working or studying in Canada or the United States, you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents:
For permanent residents only: To demonstrate proof of your current place of residence, you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents:
Mail the completed form, along with photocopies of your supporting documents and the application processing fee, to one of the following locations:
Canadian Processing Centre
6080 McLeod Road
PO Box 126
Niagara Falls ON L2G 7T4
400 Place d'Youville
Montréal, QC H2Y 2C2
Note: U.S. citizens should send their application form to the Niagara Falls office.
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.
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.