NEXUS Registration: Expedited Crossing Between Canada & USA
Easy Border Cards are specialist consultants in NEXUS application. We’re not the government, but we make the NEXUS registration process fast and easy. We do all the hard work for you and our customer care is second to none. If you prefer to fill out a NEXUS application yourself, you can apply here.
What Is NEXUS?
NEXUS is for Canadians and Americans who are flying, driving or sailing across the US – Canada border. Instead of waiting for hours in the line, you can speed through and spend your valuable time doing what’s important to you.The NEXUS card program allows fast border crossing for pre-approved, low risk travelers.
NEXUS pass holders can use the NEXUS kiosks at airports when returning to Canada from an international trip.
NEXUS members also get free TSA Precheck membership, which means they can use the fast lane on departure from participating US airports. They can also use the Global Entry kiosks on arrival in the US.
NEXUS card is valid for 5 years. Applicants must be in possession of either a machine-readable passport or permanent resident card. To apply for your NEXUS pass you need to be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You should be a low risk traveler with clean record with immigration, law enforcement and customs. NEXUS membership is valid for 5 years. To apply for NEXUS, you must attend a 30-minute NEXUS interview with both the Canadian and US border agencies at one of the NEXUS enrollment centers.
How To Use The NEXUS Kiosk
At airports, NEXUS members proceed to NEXUS kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration. The NEXUS kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.
NEXUS card members can also use the NEXUS lane when traveling by car. You must enter the NEXUS lane and drive up to the NEXUS kiosk. All passengers must be NEXUS card holders. Non NEXUS pass holders must use the regular lanes.
When traveling by sea, NEXUS card allows your boat captain to call-ahead to the NEXUS TRC . The captain can call up to 4 hours in advance and no less than a half hour before your arrival. Before arrival, you will be a report number which you must provide at the border.
NEXUS pass holders may be selected for further examination when entering Canada or the United States. Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler’s membership privileges.
The cost (per person) for joining NEXUS are:
- $129.99 Easy Border Card service fee for checking & processing your application (payable via PayPal)
- $50 payable when we file your application to the US government for background & security checks (taken from the payment card on your application form) *
*Children are exempt from this fee
Apply For NEXUS
To apply for NEXUS, you need to be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You should be a low risk traveler with clean record with immigration, law enforcement and customs. NEXUS membership is valid for 5 years.
Applying for NEXUS directly is complicated & time consuming. We do the hard work for you. We deal with government fees and requirements on your behalf. Our unique NEXUS application form is fast and easy with no government jargon.
Follow the steps below to apply for NEXUS:
- Fill out the NEXUS application form online
- Your NEXUS card application is error checked and processed with the government (within 1 business day, if the application is error free)
- Your NEXUS pass application is sent to government agencies for background checks (wait time up to 12 weeks – sometimes longer)
- We send you details of how to manage and monitor your NEXUS card application
- Conditional Approval stage (if your background checks are in order, you are invited for a NEXUS interview. It can take up to 12 weeks to reach NEXUS Conditional Approval). NEXUS interview wait times (vary between enrollment centers and can take up to 12 weeks)
- Receive your NEXUS pass (10 – 14 days after a successful NEXUS interview)