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NEXUS Program On-Site Enrollment Events Exclusively for Vermont

Release Date: 
May 8, 2014

ST. ALBANS, Vt.— Take advantage of the membership benefits of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) NEXUS Trusted Traveler program, and streamline your cross-border travel.

CBP and CBSA will host on-site enrollment events for the NEXUS program at several locations throughout Vermont.  Dates and locations for enrollment are:

 

June 2 Burlington

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

228 Aviation Ave, Suite 100

South Burlington, VT 05403

June 3 Montpelier    

Vermont Statehouse

115 State St.

Montpelier, VT 05633

June 4 St. Albans 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Federal Building

50 South Main St.

St. Albans, VT 05478

June 5 Newport  

Gateway Center

84 Fyfe Drive

Newport, VT 05855

On-site enrollment will be offered exclusively to participants who have:

  • Applied for NEXUS through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) and paid the application fee;
  • Scheduled an interview at a specific location and time of your choice (time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis; see below for scheduling procedures*);
  • Received conditional approvals from both, CBP and CBSA, prior to the start of the event;
  • Have a valid passport and second form of identification (i.e., driver’s license or ID card) with you to present at the time of the interview.  If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must also present your permanent resident card.

*Scheduling procedures:  Once you have completed your on-line application, note your application number and PASS ID number. After submitting your application, contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 802-524-6527 to schedule your appointment. Please be certain you have your application number and PASS ID handy when you call, as you will be asked to provide them. Note: you do not need to have received approvals from CBP and CBSA prior to scheduling your appointment.

What is NEXUS?
The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing by United States and Canadian officials at dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, at NEXUS kiosks at Canadian Preclearance airports, and at marine reporting locations.  Approved applicants are issued a photo-identification, proximity Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card.  Participants use the three modes of passage where they will either present their NEXUS card or have their iris scanned and make a declaration.

How Does the NEXUS Program Work?
At airports, program participants proceed to NEXUS and /or Global Entry (GE) kiosks.  At NEXUS kiosks participants will use their iris scan for membership verification.  At GE kiosks participants will present their machine-readable passport or permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration.  The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.

Additional Benefits of Global Entry included with NEXUS
Your time is valuable.  As a pre-screened NEXUS member, you have the added benefit of Global Entry benefits when you register your fingerprints in addition to your iris scan. With NEXUS, you will receive expedited entrance into both Canada and the US, and: 

  • Access to expedited entry benefits in other countries
  • Available at major airports
  • Reduced wait times
  • Participation in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) and The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s (CATSA) Pre-Check programs

So what are you waiting for? Apply today at the Global Online Enrollment System.  For more information, please visit CBP's NEXUS.