CBP Announces Lifting of Three-Year Residency Rule for Canadian Citizen NEXUS Applicants

CBP announced today (July 11, 2012) that effective immediately the Canada Border Services Agency has lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian citizens to apply to NEXUS.“This amendment is an important step in strengthening border security efforts between the U.S. and Canada as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan,” said Acting CBP Commissioner David Aguilar. “The NEXUS program allows border officers in both the U.S. and Canada to focus on high risk travelers while expediting those that are enrolled in the program.”

By amending the three-year residency requirement, the CBSA is extending NEXUS membership eligibility to citizens of Canada currently residing abroad, or who have recently returned to Canada. The United States amended this requirement in 2009.

Read CBP’s complete announcement by clicking HERE.  If you have questions regarding entering the U.S. through a Southern Ontario port-of-entry or elsewhere, contact us.

Find out more about expedited entry programs by reading these previously posted blog entries by Berardi Immigration Law: 

 Page Summary:  Canadian citizens no longer need to meet a three-year residency requirement to apply for NEXUS.

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