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Ban on Trusted Traveler Programs Reversed for New Yorkers

On July 23, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it has reversed the ban on New York residents from applying for membership and renewal to Trusted Traveler Programs. The ban was first implemented over six months ago and impacted roughly 80,000 New Yorkers. Now, New Yorkers are no longer prohibited from applying […]

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Temporary Closure of Trusted Traveler Program Enrollment Centers Extended

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended closure of its Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least July 6, 2020. The extended closure applies to all Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST enrollment locations with public access.  Scheduled interviews for conditionally approved Trusted Traveler Program applicantshave been cancelled and must be rescheduled using the […]

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Modernizing NEXUS AIR Processing at Canadian Airports

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) just recently announced it will be modernizing the way NEXUS members are processed at Canadian airports. The existing NEXUS kiosks that use iris recognition technology will be replaced with new, modernized NEXUS kiosks that use facial verification technology. This new process will first launch in fall 2019 at Vancouver […]

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Which Trusted Traveler Program is Right for You?

If you’re a frequent traveler and are tired of waiting in seemingly endless lines at the airport or customs, Global Entry, NEXUS and TSA PreCheck are some options you may want to consider.  Global Entry Global Entry is a program created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk […]

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Phasing to ‘Next Generation’ NEXUS Kiosks has Begun

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that they will begin to replace the current NEXUS kiosks with “next generation” kiosks. The new kiosks will be faster and more reliable, in addition to increasing the efficiency of services in air travel. For those unfamiliar with the program, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the […]

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Become a Trusted Traveler in Time for Peak Travel Season

As the weather finally begins to change and vacation plans become finalized, the global peak travel season begins. Whether enjoying the many sights and sounds of our neighbors to the north or south, or taking a trip around the world, shortening travel delays by becoming a trusted traveler is a great way to ensure a […]

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Canadian Border Services Agency Announces NEXUS Kiosk Changes

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. […]

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NEXUS Mid-Year Report

Niagara Region’s Mid-Year NEXUS Traffic Report According to mid-year border traffic data compiled between January and June 2013, overall NEXUS trips in the Niagara region have risen by 11% from last year’s first-half mark of 675,000 to 750,000 total crossings. NEXUS usage at the Peace Bridge between Buffalo and Ft. Erie grew to over 360,000 […]

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Sequester expected to impact travel to and from the U.S.

Two weeks following major U.S. budget cuts, the sequestration order already is resulting in lengthening lines of passenger and commercial traffic at U.S. ports of entry, including both land crossings and international airports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has indicated that this summer will be extremely busy at the Peace Bridge.  Berardi Immigration Law […]

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