NEXUS Mobile Enrollment Team Coming to the Ralph on December 29
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills and NEXUS Niagara, will conduct a mobile NEXUS enrollment event at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. As part of the event, the Buffalo Bills will be giving away autographed photos and raffling off an autographed official NFL football at the event.
DATE: December 29, 2015
TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Ralph Wilson Stadium – M&T Bank Club
Area residents may take advantage of this event to conveniently join NEXUS. Participation in NEXUS program allows travelers and Bills fans to proceed with little or no delay into the U.S. and Canada through dedicated lanes, speeding cross-border travel. NEXUS also affords travelers the time-saving benefits of the Global Entry program, TSA Pre-Check, and expedited processing for boaters.
NEXUS cardholders also enjoy the exclusive use of the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls, an important time-saving bonus.
“This is a great opportunity for Bills fans and area residents to join NEXUS,” said Chief CBP Officer Aaron Bowker. “We look forward to signing up a big crowd at the Ralph.”
NEXUS application fees are $50 for adults, and children under the age of 18 are free. Once approved, the cards are good for five years at which time participants must renew their membership.
Applications for this event must be submitted online by December 18, 2015.
On-site parking will be free of charge. Participants will be directed where to park by security employees at the guard house.
This mobile enrollment event will be offered only to participants that have met the following requirements:
- 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, PASS ID# and phone number to NEXUSBuffaloNiagara@gmail.com by Dec. 18th, requesting participation in the Buffalo Bills mobile enrollment event.
Received a conditional approval (both CBP and Canada Border Services Agency) prior to the event;
After receiving conditional approval, participants will be contacted by CBP to schedule an interview for mobile enrollment at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Applicants must have proof of citizenship and second form of identification (i.e. driver’s license or ID card) at the interview. Lawful permanent residents must also present a permanent resident card.To gain the benefit of Global Entry, applicants must present a valid passport.
Applicants who are unable to attend the December 29 mobile enrollment event and would like to take advantage of the expedited process may still apply for NEXUS by December 18, and schedule an interview at the Fort Erie or Niagara Falls NEXUS enrollment centers.
What is NEXUS?
The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the U.S. and Canada. Program members use dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, NEXUS kiosks when entering Canada by air, and Global Entry kiosks when entering the U.S. via Canadian preclearance airports. NEXUS members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.
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 NEXUS cardholders.
Additional Benefits of Global Entry included with NEXUS
Individuals approved to participate in NEXUS receive photo identification cards that allow them to receive expedited passage at NEXUS-dedicated lanes at the land borders (U.S. and Canada), NEXUS kiosks at airports when entering Canada, at Global Entry kiosks when entering the U.S. (both in the U.S. and at preclearance locations) and by calling a marine telephone reporting center in the marine environment to report their arrival into the U.S. or Canada. NEXUS members who are U.S. citizens, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, or Canadian citizens will also receive the benefits of TSA Pre-Check.