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NEXUS Trusted Traveller Program

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Cross Border Business

NEXUS Trusted Traveller Program

The NEXUS trusted traveller program allows pre-screened international travelers to have expedited processing through ports of entry and airport lines when entering Canada or the United States. It is a joint program of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Approved NEXUS members undergo background and security checks and are deemed low-risk travellers by both Canada and the United States and given faster customs and immigration processing when crossing the US/Canada border.

Program members have access to dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry and NEXUS kiosks when entering Canada by air and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Preclearance airports. NEXUS members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.

A NEXUS membership card is a valid document under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and can be used in place of a passport if you are flying between the US and Canada.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) IRCC special immigration procedures, all NEXUS interviews scheduled through May 1, 2020, are postponed and need to be rescheduled.

Do You Need Assistance With Your NEXUS Pass Application?

When the Canada / US borders reopen to all business travel, NEXUS program members will have expedited entry into Canada and the United States.

Benefits of NEXUS Pass:

  • Avoid long lines and delays with access to expedited NEXUS-dedicated lanes in the United States and Canada
  • Self-serve NEXUS kiosks at designated international airports
  • Cross the border with expedited screening and without routine customs and immigration questioning
  • Simplified car entry process using dedicated vehicle lanes at 21 designated land border crossings
  • NEXUS card can be used in place of a passport if you are flying between the US and Canada

Your NEXUS application must be approved by both Canada and the United States customs and immigration departments. You may not be eligible for a NEXUS card based on your background and security check.

Don't waste time or money and risk having your NEXUS application delayed or denied due to an immigration issue. An experienced immigration lawyer can help review your application and identify potential problems before they occur.

Ackah Business Immigration Law's innovative legal practice combines professional knowledge, personal attention, and supportive advice. With knowledge and expertise, we navigate complex Canadian and U.S. immigration rules and regulations to solve problems and remove obstacles, before you get to the border.

If you have questions about your immigration application or eligibility for you or your team to cross the U.S. / Canada border on business, or other immigration issues during the coronavirus restrictions or for post-restriction business, contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email contact@ackahlaw.com.


Evelyn Ackah

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Forbes Bros. Ltd. chose Ackah law as our immigration specialist for several reasons:

1. Competence: As immigration, permanent residency and the temporary Foreign worker program are necessary to our business we are not in a position to use a less than fully qualified service provider on these files.

2. Responsiveness: When you are dealing with the lives of people, there is nothing more important to that individual at that moment than his or her immigration issues, responsiveness to this, and an appreciation of the employee’s position is key.

3. Attitude: The thing I like best about Ackah law is the attitude and can-do spirit of the staff. Evelyn and her team show us what a small group of dedicated individuals can do. IT is the first time in a long time that I didn’t feel like a billable hour in a lawyers office.

– Doug Elniski, Vice President - Human Resources

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