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You went through US CBP Preclearance in Toronto before boarding your flight. This is US immigration and customs, with US immigration officers stationed on Canadian soil, and unless something unusual occurs, that means your flight arrives in the US in the same way as a US-to-US domestic flight, with no need for any further procedures to enter the country. ...


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I'm a NEXUS member, and it is indeed the case that NEXUS is the best of these. It gets you TSA-Pre, it includes all the benefits of Global Entry when entering the US, both the NEXUS lanes at land border crossings from Canada and the Global Entry machines in US airports (it doesn't matter where you are coming from), and it provides similar benefits when ...


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The purpose of the CBP Trusted Traveler programs is to establish that you are a low security risk. They want to know about any criminal history, associations with terrorist or anti-government groups, violations of customs or immigration laws, and so on. To help with that, you provide them a travel history they can look over for suspicious destinations. Your ...


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Your NEXUS card, along with related correspondence such as the conditional approval letter, will be mailed to the address you give. If you live in Alaska and are only in Washington temporarily, and expect to get your NEXUS card with your mail in Alaska, then use that address. If you expect to get the NEXUS card before you leave Washington, then you can use ...


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According to the CBP website, you can use an Expired NEXUS card, provided you have submitted your renewal, for up to 6 or 12 months after expiry. The grace period is normally 6 months, but as of December 2019 CBP has extended it to 12 months. If you submitted a renewal application before expiration of your current membership, then you can continue to ...


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UPDATE 2019-01-24 After more than a month of this political nonsense, the money has basically run out everywhere on the U.S. side and I would not expect any interviews to be taking place. There have been no official posts from CBP since December 21, since funding for their website evidently ran out, but Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has a government shutdown FAQ ...


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I was scheduled to have my Nexus interview on Dec. 24 in Vancouver, BC. When I showed up at the office, I was informed the U.S. officers were not working and that my application would not be processed. I was advised that once the U.S. government is back up and running, I should call the Nexus hotline to re-schedule my interview with the U.S. officers. (I ...


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Yes, you can, according to the Customs and Border Patrol information on what documents are needed for US citizens to enter the US: Land or Sea Travel: U.S. citizens entering the United States by land or sea are required to present a valid WHTI-compliant document, which include: U.S. Passports U.S. Passport Cards Enhanced Driver's Licenses Trusted Traveler ...


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According to the CBP: I am enrolled in a Trusted Traveler Program. Do I have to notify you if I change my address? Yes. If the mailing address that you originally submitted for the NEXUS/SENTRI/Global Entry program has changed, you can login to your GOES account to update it. On the welcome screen on the left hand side you will see a link to ...


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NEXUS membership can be used at Global Entry kiosks, though the physical card is not used at preclearence airports. NEXUS "includes Global Entry benefits" (and TSA Precheck). See also this announcement from CBP: NEXUS and SENTRI Members May Utilize the Global Entry Kiosks. As you've noted, NEXUS includes the benefits of Global Entry at a lower cost, so you ...


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US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents can get a NEXUS card regardless of where they live. But as part of the process, you must travel to a NEXUS enrollment center for an interview. Currently there are none in California or Nevada. Most of them, predictably, are near the northern border or in Canada.


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You can try to ask the TSA to check into it: Follow @AskTSA on Twitter and direct message the following: Full name Known Traveler Number (KTN) Airline Confirmation Number A member of our team will contact you and help you figure out why you’re not receiving TSA Pre✓®. It's important that you're enrolled in TSA Pre✓®, Global Entry, Nexus or Sentry. If you’re ...


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I visited the NEXUS office at the YVR airport and was told: There is no penalty Do not use your card for now but it indeed didn't expire. Your passport is not enough, you need your citizenship certificate as well. (Doh!) You do not need to schedule an appointment for this just go to the enrollment centre.


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The airport web site suggests you may be some other sort of priority traveler: A priority lane will be available for Nexus cardholders and airline guests with priority designations. NEXUS cardholders and airline guests with priority access may enter the U.S. Customs hall directly at any time by showing their boarding pass and/or valid Nexus card and U.S. ...


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No. If asked a question that specifically asks if you've been declined admission into a trusted traveler program, you'd have to answer "yes", but NEXUS and other trusted traveler programs aren't visas, so you haven't been declined one. NEXUS gets you lighter treatment at the border, but has nothing to do with whether you can enter or not. It just means ...


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As a US permanent resident (and Canadian citizen) the NEXUS card will give you all the Global Entry benefits, including TSA Pre✓. Citizens of third countries who are Canadian permanent residents don't get TSA Pre✓ with either NEXUS or Global Entry, but otherwise get all the rest of the benefits. In addition, NEXUS will give you expedited clearance when you ...


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You should absolutely choose NEXUS over Global Entry, with one caveat below. NEXUS includes all Global Entry benefits, plus adds some (for example, expedited airport security in Canada; ability to use NEXUS trusted traveler lanes entering Canada). You will receive less scrutiny as a Canadian citizen when entering Canada, but NEXUS will save you time and ...


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So says the official page: Global Entry Members at NEXUS/SENTRI Lanes There are no additional requirements for a member to use the NEXUS lanes coming into the U.S. However, Global Entry cards are not valid for entry into Canada via the NEXUS lanes and kiosks; travelers must apply separately for NEXUS. Another page: Travelling with non-NEXUS members: If ...


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Is it possible your connecting flight's boarding time was near? I've been sent to priority customs/passport/security lines when I had a tight connection - both airlines and airports have strong motivations to ensure everyone boards on time because missing passengers can cause very costly delays.


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After a family member lost and found a passport, I asked a CBSA officer at the YOW enrollment centre if Nexus cards should be treated the same (i.e. mailing it to Passport Protection). They said "treat it like a credit card; a couple snips should do." While it's not official written/documented advice, it's good enough for me. A single small cut through the ...


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No, the airline will not allow your daughter to board the flight to the US based on presenting a birth certificate and a NEXUS card. It would likely be enough for US immigration (after they detain and interrogate her) but she won't get that far.


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From personal experience, while Saagar's post about using the kiosk is accurate, land crossings using NEXUS during a passport renewal process are fine. I asked US and Canada customs and they both advised me it was fine, and my following crossing was done during my renewal, using NEXUS, and went without issue. Flying may be different, though - airlines may ...


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There's no reason why you can't apply. Just note that almost all the interview centres are in Canada or at the Canadian border (Seattle Boeing Field is the one that's furthest from the border). Unless you're in Seattle or intend to travel there, you'll have to, at a minimum, go to the border, if not across, for your interview. Also, to register your ...


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Got my rejection letter from the CBA today and the check box ticked was because I failed to meet the residency requirements of the program. The minimum is 3 years despite the ambiguity of the website.


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A Nexus membership REQUIRES you to input your passport details, and keep them up to date. During your membership sign up and potential in-person interviews, you were told to be aware of a list of things, this was one of them. One of the other key items on the list was, by having a Nexus card you will not be excluded/immune from undergoing a Customs/...


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No, it is not. You are permitted to renew as early as one year prior to expiry so there is no need to leave renewal to the last minute. You can, however, use a non-NEXUS lane as usual, using your passport or other WHTI-compliant identification.


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Yes, as long as a renewal application has been submitted, Canada honors the use of expired Nexus card within the grace period, currently 12 months. I called Canadian Border Services today. Annoyed, they said yes, that is what a grace period is. So, while there is no indication on Canadian Border Services websites that they will honor the grace period, they ...


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In Canadian airports there is a Nexus line at security which you access by showing the card. In US airports there is a TSA PreCheck queue you can enter if your boarding pass has a TSA Pre logo printed on it. If you enter the membership number on your Nexus card (it starts with a 9) into the Known Traveller Number field in the passenger information associated ...


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Let’s parse this a bit as I think there are two important qualifiers: Nationals of Canada and USA with a NEXUS Card embarking in Canada in a non-USCBP pre-cleared flight must clear US immigration via the normal inspection lines. The use of Global Entry kiosk is not possible. I’m assuming from this bit that the passenger is thought to only have a nexus ...


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