NEXUS

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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 (Can or 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.

In the event of a postal service disruption, you may experience delays when submitting a paper application form by mail or in receiving your respective membership card. Learn more.

NEXUS members who are also lawful permanent residents of the U.S. (Green Card holders) need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when flying to or transiting through Canada.
U.S. and Canadian citizens are exempted.

The leniency period that allows travellers to board their flight without an eTA ends soon.

Be prepared: Apply for an eTA before you book your flight to Canada. Most applicants get approved within minutes. However, some applications can take several days to process so don't wait until the last minute. Get help if you have questions before, during or after you apply.

You do not need an eTA when you enter by land or sea.

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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