Due to COVID, Nexus does not allow me to continue with renewal until 7/6/20. How can I file for a grace period (my Nexus expires 1 day after 7/6/2020)?

In addition, how do I confirm whether my renewal request has been accepted?

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    Do you mean the web site will not let you schedule an appointment? Or it will only give you dates after July 6? Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 4:02
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    There's no such thing as "filing for a grace period," there is only filing for a NEXUS renewal. Having filed a request to renew your NEXUS membership, you can continue to use the NEXUS lanes for twelve additional months, even before you've received your new NEXUS card. Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 14:25

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There is no need to apply separately for a grace period, as if you have filed for renewal before expiry you automatically get a 6 month grace period (which is currently a 12 month grace period due to processing and Covid-19 delays).

From the CBP Help Q&A I have submitted my Trusted Traveler application for review. Did CBP receive my application?:

If you submitted a renewal application before expiration of your current membership, then you can continue to use your benefits until the renewal is finalized (up to 6 months after your expiration date).

See also this answer to Entry to the US with an expired Nexus

Additionally I have found a number of reports that the grace period for Global Entry has been extended out to 18 months, however I haven't found anything official or that says this also extends to NEXUS or SENTRI. See 18 Month Global Entry Renewal Grace Period


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