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Notice: Paper Application

In an effort to modernize the application process, the CBSA no longer accepts paper application forms for the NEXUS program. Please apply online

If it has been more than three months since you completed and mailed in a paper application and you have not received a notice advising you that your application has been processed, please contact one of the Canadian Processing Centres.

Notice: Cannabis

Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to take cannabis across Canada’s national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. Additionally, receiving or sending cannabis into or out of Canada by mail or courier is also illegal. Unauthorized purchases from outside Canada (online or other) will be confiscated at the border and may lead to arrest and criminal prosecution.

For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.

This is the official Government of Canada NEXUS application website.

NEXUS is designed to speed up border crossings for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States (U.S.). It is jointly run by the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. More benefits of NEXUS.

The NEXUS application processing fee is a non-refundable $50 (US) for a five-year membership. Children under 18 are free!

NEXUS: Save time at the border!

2016-08-24
This video shows the benefits of being a NEXUS member when travelling across the Canada-U.S. border by air, land or boat. Transcript.

There is no need to have a third party complete your NEXUS application. Doing so may result in additional charges, which are not included in the $50 NEXUS fee. All applications are processed at the same rate, whether you submit an application or someone does it on your behalf.

What are the benefits?

General Information

For more information, call one of the following Canadian Processing Centres:

Phone number Region Hours of operation
866-399-5887 Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
(except holidays)
800-842-7647 Residents of Ontario and the United States Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
(except holidays)
866-496-3987 Residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT
(except holidays)
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