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CBP Promoting NEXUS for Buffalo Bills Fans

Release Date: 
September 10, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection in partnership with the Buffalo Bills and NEXUS Niagara will host a mobile NEXUS enrollment event at the Buffalo Bills Field House in Orchard Park, N.Y. Participation in the NEXUS program will allow Bills fans to proceed with little or no delay into the United States and Canada through dedicated lanes, making your cross-border travel a quicker process.

On Oct. 14, from noon to 8:00 pm, CBP and CBSA will conduct on-site enrollments for the NEXUS program at the Paul Maguire Club at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. Free parking is available in lot two and entrance can be made to the stadium at gate two. Interview appointments, exclusively for Buffalo Bills’ participants, will also be available at the Fort Erie NEXUS Enrollment Center on Oct. 14 and 16, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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

  • Applied for NEXUS through the on-line application at the Global Online Enrollment Systems on the CBP website and paid the application fee; (children under 18 are free).
  • Have emailed their name, date of birth and PASS ID# to by Sept. 30, requesting participation in the mobile enrollment event.
  • Received a conditional approval (Both CBP and CBSA) prior to the start of the event; After receiving conditional approval, participants will be contacted by CBP to schedule an interview to be done at the Paul Maguire Club or Fort Erie NEXUS Enrollment Center; and
  • 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.

On Aug. 28, CBP conducted a NEXUS event at the Buffalo Bills preseason game, where CBP officers distributed more than 1,800 informational pamphlets and engaged in discussions regarding the NEXUS program. Now you too can join the more than one million NEXUS members already benefiting from membership in the Trusted Traveler Program. Come see CBP this Sunday, Sept. 14, at Guest Services from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and find out how you can avoid long delays and cross the border faster with your NEXUS card.

What is NEXUS?

The NEXUS program was launched in 2000 as a joint effort between CBP and the Canada Border Services Agency, and 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. NEXUS members also enjoy the benefits of Global Entry at no additional cost by using the automated kiosks for entry at participating airports.

How Does the NEXUS Program Work?

At Buffalo land border crossings, program participants proceed to dedicated NEXUS only lanes and present their NEXUS photo-identification cards. All occupants of the vehicle must be enrolled in NEXUS to utilize the dedicated lanes. In addition to dedicated NEXUS lanes at the Lewiston and Peace Bridges; the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls is designated as a NEXUS only crossing available exclusively to approved program participants.

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. Access to expedited entry benefits in other countries

Apply for a NEXUS card today at GOES or visit the Trusted Traveler Programs section of the CBP website to find out what program best fits your cross-border travel needs.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017