Nexus enrollment centers in the United States are once again open for scheduled interviews, having been closed for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Applicants from Canada and the U.S. wishing to schedule interviews to become a member of the Trusted Traveler Program or those wishing to renew their Nexus Card can now do so at the nearest U.S. enrollment center. NEXUS enrollment centers in Canada continue to be closed.
Applications can be made online, along with a requested interview date at: https://ttp.dhs.gov/; once enrolled, your membership is good for 5 years. The nearest enrollment center in western Washington State near the Canadian border is located in Blaine at 8115 Birch Bay Square Street.
Existing members of NEXUS who renew their membership before the expiration date on their card will retain membership privileges until they can complete their interview. Membership should be renewed before the card expires in order to retain privileges.
NEXUS is a joint program governed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved travelers into the U.S. and into Canada.
Travelers entering Canada are reminded that they must be fully vaccinated and have a negative molecular Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival, and provide all required personal information using the ArriveCAN app. Travelers using the mobile App must ensure they have the most up-to-date version available in the Google Play Store or the App Store for iPhone. Travelers entering the U.S. are reminded that they must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof of vaccination.
The Blaine Washington land border NEXUS lane is available. To see a list of the Small Vessel Reporting Sites that are currently open, go to https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/do-rb/openpoe-temp-pdeouvert/marine-maritime-eng.html