NEXUS application centres reopen at 8 Canadian airports starting March 27

NEXUS application centres reopen at 8 Canadian airports starting March 27

Starting Monday, March 20, NEXUS candidates can e-book interviews at most main Canadian airports.

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NEXUS enrolment centres might be reopening at the next airports and dates:

March 27(*8*)Halifax Stanfield Worldwide Airport (YHZ)(*8*)Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Worldwide Airport (YWG)

April 3(*8*)Vancouver Worldwide Airport (YVR)

April 12(*8*)Calgary Worldwide Airport (YYC)(*8*)Edmonton Worldwide Airport (YEG)

April 17(*8*)Montreal-Trudeau Worldwide Airport (YUL)

April 24(*8*)Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport (YYZ)(*8*)Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Worldwide Airport (YOW)

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Travellers who need the streamlined border-crossing advantages of a Nexus card must go in for an enrolment centre interview held by each Canadian and U.S. officers earlier than being granted one. 1000’s of travellers request NEXUS memberships every month, CBSA stated in a information launch.

The 13 Canadian enrolment centres have been closed for about one 12 months due to a dispute over authorized protections for American customs officers.

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Anybody hoping to use for or renew their card has needed to attempt at the dozen centres on the U.S. aspect of the border the place there have been lengthy wait occasions for an appointment.

The U.S. reopened its 13 Nexus centres in April to permit that joint interview course of to proceed as regular. However CBP insisted Canada grant its brokers the identical authorized protections they get pleasure from on U.S. soil earlier than returning to Canadian Nexus centres, which Ottawa refused to entertain.

As a workaround, Canada and the U.S. started permitting Canadian candidates to be collectively interviewed at American land border crossings late final 12 months, with the intention to start addressing a backlog that reached as excessive as 350,000 candidates by early fall 2022.

CBSA stated since Oct. 1, 2022, CBSA and CBP have accomplished greater than 300,000 NEXUS enrolments and lowered the web stock of candidates by roughly 130,000 from its peak in summer season 2022.

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On the U.S. aspect, the place enrolment centres have been open since April 2022, what had been a 16-month wait between making an application and receiving a Nexus card was all the way down to between 12 and 14 months as of January 2023.

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Canadian Nexus centres to reopen in spring together with U.S. interviews in airports

CBSA says the brand new enrolment possibility for air travellers has two steps:

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Canadian airport enrolment centres might be staffed with CBSA officers who will full the Canadian portion of the NEXUS interview;The U.S. interviews are accomplished by Customs and Border Safety (CBP) at Canadian airport preclearance places when candidates depart Canada to fly to the U.S.

Worldwide airports in Canada that provide preclearance companies embrace these in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg, in addition to Pearson Worldwide Airport in Toronto.

Conditionally-approved NEXUS candidates and renewing members who require an interview will have the ability to e-book the Canadian portion of their interview at certainly one of these airports by the Trusted Traveller Applications scheduler as interview occasions turn out to be out there.

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Candidates have three choices for his or her NEXUS interviews:

A joint U.S.–Canada interview at a land enrolment centre (14 places) in the usA cut up interview at a Canadian land enrolment centre (two places) adopted by an interview at a U.S. land enrolment centreA two-step interview at a Canadian airport enrolment centre (eight places), adopted by an interview at a U.S. preclearance location in a Canadian airport.

Present members who renew their membership previous to the expiry date can have it prolonged for as much as 5 years to permit for the scheduling and completion of interviews, as required.

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