NEXUS helps time-strapped business travelers
If you frequently travel between Canada and the U.S. for business, you have probably grown accustomed to long lines and delays at airports and border crossings.
For frequent business travelers, using a NEXUS card to cross the border is a great solution to avoid lines, wait times, and possible secondary screenings.
NEXUS is a joint venture between the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to simplify border crossings for card holders while enhancing security.
Once approved by both the Canadian and U.S. governments, NEXUS Card members enjoy a simplified entry process when traveling across the Canada-U.S. borders. Travelers using a NEXUS card are pre-approved to enter Canada or the U.S. at all participating NEXUS air, land, and marine ports of entry.
NEXUS card holders are identified at land border crossings by presenting their cards for scanning and at airport kiosks by undergoing a retinal recognition scan – a process that only takes a few seconds. The major benefits of being a NEXUS Card holder include:
- having quicker, less involved border crossings using automated NEXUS self-serve kiosks at participating international airports
- bypassing lines and using the special NEXUS card lanes when driving across the border
- reporting to border officials by phone in advance of arrival by water
- enjoying an easier way to pay for duty and taxes upon return to Canada by simply keying in the amount you spent on your trip, with any duty due being calculated and billed to a credit card on file
Business travelers seeking to expedite the border clearance process should look into using a NEXUS card to cross the border.
Click here for information on applying for a NEXUS card.