Expanded Nexus Hours at Pacific Highway Port of Entry
Blaine, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will expand the NEXUS hours of operation at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry on Washington State Highway 543. Beginning this Friday, May 18, the dedicated commuter lane will open beginning at 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily for vehicular traffic into the United States.
NEXUS is a joint CBP-Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program for frequent travelers designed to enhance border security while simplifying border crossings for pre-screened, low-risk travelers. More than 400,000 U.S and Canadian citizens/residents are currently enrolled in the NEXUS program. This is just one of a number of initiatives the United States and Canada are undertaking as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan that will help facilitate lawful trade and travel while enhancing security.
A NEXUS membership card also fulfills the travel document requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) that has required a passport or other secure travel document by all U.S. and Canadian citizens.
"This change of operations at the Pacific Highway is designed to align the hours of operation with the Peace Arch port of entry permitting more efficient use of port resources and assists the Trusted Travelers to make more informed decisions when crossing the border," said Assistant Port Director Terry Schulze.
NEXUS hours of operations will remain unchanged at the ports of Peace Arch; 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Point Roberts; 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Additional information on NEXUS and border wait times can be found at CBP.gov. (CBP.gov)
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.