As of now, can a Canadian cross into the US by land or otherwise with just a NEXUS card or does one always have to show one's passport also?


A NEXUS membership card may be used as an alternative to a passport when entering the United States:

by air when used at kiosks at designated airports; and
at all land and marine ports of entry.

From: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/about-sujet-eng.html

However it would seem advisable in some cases to carry your passport with your regardless, perhaps in case of a visit to another country before return to Canada.

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    I forgot the name...Global something...but now I got thinking is there an international entry card without a passport? :-)
    – verve
    Nov 1 '14 at 2:08
  • Oh my...I always to check mark!!!!
    – verve
    Nov 1 '14 at 2:27

You can most definitely travel into the US with only your Nexus Card, I do it frequently.

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    So there is no way someone would refuse entrance because one's passport is not on them?
    – verve
    Nov 1 '14 at 2:06

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