How To Activate a Nexus Card

How To Activate a Nexus Card

What is Nexus Card?

NEXUS is a joint Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection-operated Trusted Traveler and expedited border control program designed for pre-approved, low-risk travelers.

How To Activate a Nexus Card

To activate your card, log into your TTP account. After you sign in, click on the “Activate Membership Card” button under the Program Membership(s) section on the Homepage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NEXUS card used for?

Your NEXUS card gives you faster entry to Canada by air, land and boat. At 9 designated airports, you may use NEXUS kiosks and eGates. You may use dedicated NEXUS lanes at 21 land border crossings and NEXUS eGates at select locations. You can also report to the CBSA at over 400 marine reporting sites across Canada.

Who is eligible for NEXUS card?

U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents may apply for a NEXUS membership. Mexican nationals who are members of the Viajero Confiable program may also apply. Note Minors can be enrolled in the NEXUS program even if their parents or legal guardians are not members.

Can I apply for NEXUS without US visa?

You must have lived continuously in the US or Canada (the country you are a permanent resident of) for at least 3 years. If you are a national of a country that would normally require a visa to visit the country you are not a permanent resident of, then you will also need a visa to get your NEXUS Card.

What does NEXUS stand for?

NEXUS is a government-sponsored Trusted Travelers Program that allows pre-screened U.S. and Canadian citizens to expedite border crossings. 1 U.S. and Canadian citizens using NEXUS experience expedited border crossings into the United States and Canada with less immigration and customs questioning.

Does NEXUS work for international flights?

The main difference between a Nexus card and U.S. passport is where each is accepted. Nexus cards are accepted at U.S. and Canada land borders, Canada’s airports and U.S. airports with Canada preclearance locations. Alternatively, a passport can be used to travel across most international borders.

Can I use NEXUS without passport?

A NEXUS card allows low-risk travellers to travel between Canada and the United States without a passport, and expedite certain aspects of customs and immigration processing. NEXUS cards can only be used for travel between Canada and the United States.

Can you bring food with NEXUS?

The safest solution is not to take any food with you when entering the U.S. and stop after you have crossed the border for snacks, fruit etc… Remember, when you are issued a NEXUS card you are warned that if you violate any of the rules, you risk losing your NEXUS card.

How do I activate my Nexus card?

To activate your card, log into your TTP account. After you sign in, click on the “Activate Membership Card” button under the Program Membership(s) section on the Homepage.

What is the difference between Global Entry and NEXUS?

The main difference between Global Entry and Nexus is that Global Entry allows for expedited reentry to the U.S. when returning from any country abroad. On the other hand, Nexus allows expedited passage between the U.S. and Canada. Global Entry and Nexus also differ in who is eligible for the programs.

What is NEXUS equivalent in USA?

NEXUS is a Trusted Traveler Program, similar to Global Entry and TSA PreCheck in the US, that enables pre-screened passengers to benefit from expedited screening when entering Canada or the US. Members can use special lanes at certain land and sea entry points to get through customs faster.