The ins and outs of NEXUS

Membership has its privileges but missteps can be costly
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2015

The NEXUS program is a cross-border, discretionary, regulatory program enforced in Canada by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Trusted travellers may be accepted into the NEXUS program after completing an extensive application form, meeting eligibility criteria and undergoing security checks and an interview.  

NEXUS permits individuals to use alternative methods of reporting, including automated NEXUS kiosks (in airports) or dedicated NEXUS lanes at land border crossings and a Travelers’ Declaration Card (TDC) to report goods. A NEXUS member may also use dedicated lanes at airport security screening.