SUMAS, WASH.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces additional modifications to the NEXUS program at the Sumas Port of Entry. Effective June 10, the dedicated NEXUS-only lane will operate 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday.
In our continuing efforts to provide cross border efficiencies, the dedicated NEXUS lane will be augmented to also include travelers holding other Radio Frequency Identification documents. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday the lane will operate as a "Ready Lane", allowing NEXUS members and travelers with RFID documents such as a U.S. Passport card, Global Entry card or Enhanced Driver's License to use the lane as well. Overhead LED signage will alert travelers to the operating status.
The NEXUS program allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers expedited processing by United States and Canadian officials across the U.S.-Canada border at designated air, land, and marine locations. Approved applicants are issued a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative RFID-enabled membership card.
To participate, both the United States and Canada must approve an individual's application. Denial of an application by either country will prohibit an individual from participating in the NEXUS program.
The revised hours of operation will permit continued service to morning and afternoon commuter traffic and allow RFID-enabled traffic to be facilitated during peak travel periods.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.