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Apply for, renew or replace a NEXUS card: How to apply

Note: The CBSA no longer accepts paper application forms for the NEXUS program.

Step 1: Review privacy statements

Review Canada's privacy statement, the United States Privacy Act statement and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation privacy statements before applying.

Step 2: Review terms and conditions

Refer to terms and conditions of the NEXUS program.

Step 3: Submit your application

You must submit your application online and pay the application processing fee through the Trusted Traveller Programs (TTP) System operated by U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP).

To apply for NEXUS, you must:

  1. go to the Trusted Traveller Programs System
  2. choose the NEXUS program link
  3. sign in using your account information
  4. proceed to complete your application

Step 4: Complete the interview

The application process includes an in-person interview. For more information, refer to After you apply.

How long it will take to process your application

Your application may be processed within 30 business days of receipt. The estimated processing time only applies to properly completed applications.

This estimate does not include the scheduling of your enrolment interview. Interviews depend on the availability of appointments at enrolment centres. There is currently a significant backlog for new applicants.

Third party representatives

Certain organizations offer to help you complete your NEXUS application to ensure accuracy. You do not need a third party representative to complete your NEXUS application. If you have a third party help you complete your application, you are still responsible for the information in your application.

Each application is reviewed and processed as it is received. Using a third party will not speed up the process.

Using a third party representative may result in:

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