HOULTON, Maine — Do you want to avoid longer lines and cross the northern border quicker into the U.S. or Canada? Have you been waiting a while to complete your trusted traveler application for Global Entry, NEXUS or FAST? If you answered yes to either of those questions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are here to help.
CBP and CBSA are holding an enrollment blitz at the Houlton, Maine and Woodstock, N.B., Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center from October 31 to December 10, 2016.
In addition to extending the number of days the center will be open, CBP and CBSA will conduct applicant interviews for those who are conditionally approved as well as assist interested travelers with answering questions on initiating a new application.
Location Name: Houlton/Woodstock Enrollment Center
Address: 1403 Route 95, Belleville, New Brunswick, Canada
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST, Monday – Saturday
Contact Information: (506) 325-3199
On-site enrollment is available exclusively to the conditionally approved Trusted Traveler Program applicants who:
- Have applied for Trusted Traveler membership through the Global On-line Enrollment System (GOES);
- Have updated their availability at GOES website and scheduled their appointment at the Houlton/Woodstock Enrollment Center.
Applicants arriving to Woodstock from the United States must first report for inspection at the CBSA Woodstock Port of Entry along Route 95. Please ensure that you and your family members possess proper identification documents to enter Canada. View CBSA’s website for a list of compliant travel documents.
“Customs and Border Protection is proud to work alongside our Canadian partners in the Houlton/Woodstock Enrollment Center to facilitate successful applicants’ memberships into one of these acclaimed Trusted Traveler Programs,” said CBP Portland Area Port Director Keith Fleming.
“Trusted Traveler programs facilitate the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the U.S. The Canada Border Services Agency is pleased to offer extended hours of service at the Woodstock/Houlton Enrollment Centre in collaboration with our Customs and Border Protection colleagues from October 31 – December 10. For additional information on Canadian Trusted Traveler programs I encourage you to contact 1-866-399-588 or visit the CBSA website,” says Gina Kennedy, Director of Northwest New Brunswick.
CBP Trusted Traveler Programs provide expedited clearance for pre-approved low-risk international travelers and members of these programs can expect expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada through dedicated vehicle lanes at many land border crossings or by using automated kiosks at airports.
Travelers interested in enrolling in one of CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs can learn more about the programs and apply online using the CBP’s Global Online Enrollment System (GOES).
So what are you waiting for? Apply today and come see us during our Houlton/Woodstock Enrollment Center enrollment blitz.