NEXUS eGate, or the NEXUS electronic gate, allows Canada-bound NEXUS lane privileges to be extended to travellers.
NEXUS eGate consists of the following modifications to the NEXUS lane:
- One electronic gate (exit) installed in the NEXUS lane.
- Video surveillance equipment to transmit images to the office.
- An intercom for the border services officer to communicate with members in the vehicle.
- Note: A text to lane option to assist travellers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
To use eGate, NEXUS members must:
- Stop and hold their NEXUS membership card in front of the radio-frequency identification (RFID) card reader.
- Proceed to the NEXUS lane.
- Stop at the NEXUS eGate intercom mounted on the side of the booth.
- Should a traveller require text-based services, they should press the button outside the booth.
- Respond to the primary interview questions asked by the border services officer through the intercom or respond using your preferred gesture to text-based questions for travellers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Proceed into Canada or, if directed by the border services officer, proceed to the secondary area for further inspection once the exit gate is raised.
Visit NEXUS Land for more information on other requirements.
Fort Erie pilot project
NEXUS eGate has been successfully operating at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Fort Erie, Ontario, since 2014, where it was first established as a pilot project.
eGate at other locations
In addition to the Peace Bridge port of entry, NEXUS eGate technology is available at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario. The CBSA will continue to work with more ports of entry to expand the installation of NEXUS eGate lanes at additional locations.
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