On April 7, 2014, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that NEXUS kiosks currently available in the U.S. pre-clearance areas at Canadian airports are being replaced with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry (GE) kiosks.
Global Entry is a U.S. domestic trusted traveler program that offers expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk members. NEXUS members receive Global Entry benefits automatically, at no additional cost, and have access to the GE automated kiosks for entry into the U.S. at participating airports.
Expedited passage at a GE kiosk requires the NEXUS member to have their 10 fingerprints on file. If you have not already submitted your 10 prints, please visit a NEXUS or Global Entry Enrollment Center to have your fingerprints taken. Participants do not need an appointment. If your fingerprints are not on file, you may still use the GE kiosk; however you will be referred to a CBP officer for additional verification.
Members who are entering into the United States from Canada can use either their NEXUS card or their registered passport at any of the eight international airports that offer US preclearance. In order to use the GE kiosks located within the United States, NEXUS members must have a valid registered passport on file. To update your passport information on line, please log into your Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account.
Berardi Immigration Law has long encouraged all of our clients who qualify to take advantage of these trusted traveler programs. The benefits to time-strapped business travelers can be a welcome reprieve from some of the waiting inherent in the process. You can read more about this at NEXUS helps time-strapped business travelers. Travelers can also consult the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for additional information on the Global Entry program and more details on how to use the GE kiosk.
If you have questions related to NEXUS and/or immigration, please contact the attorneys at Berardi Immigration Law today!