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NEXUS Program On-Site Enrollment Events Exclusively for Vermont

Release Date: 
June 1, 2016

ST. ALBANS, Vt.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will host on-site enrollment events for the NEXUS Trusted Traveler program, which streamlines your cross-border travel, at the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce in Burlington, Vt., on June 20-21.

Address, dates and times for enrollment are:

June 20 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Lake Champlain Regional
Chamber of Commerce
60 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
June 21 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Lake Champlain Regional
Chamber of Commerce
60 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401

CBP Nexus benefitsOn-site enrollment is available exclusively to NEXUS applicants who have:

  • Applied for NEXUS through the Global On-line Enrollment System (GOES) and paid the application fee;
  • Scheduled an interview at a specific location and time of your choice (time slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis; see below for scheduling procedures*);
  • Received conditional approvals from both, CBP and CBSA, prior to the start of the event;
  • 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.

*Scheduling procedures:  Once you have completed your on-line application, note your application number and PASS ID number. After submitting your application, contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection at (202) 344-2562 to schedule your appointment. Please be certain you have your application number and PASS ID handy when you call, as you will be asked to provide them. Note: you do not need to have received approvals from CBP and CBSA prior to scheduling your appointment.

What is NEXUS?
The NEXUS program 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 when entering Canada by air, and at Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States by air, 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, have their iris scanned at a NEXUS kiosk, or scan their passport at a Global Entry kiosk and make a declaration.

How Does the NEXUS Program Work?
At airports, program participants proceed to NEXUS or Global Entry (GE) kiosks.  At NEXUS kiosks participants will use their iris scan for membership verification.  At GE kiosks participants will present their machine-readable passport or permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration.  The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.

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. With NEXUS, you will receive expedited entrance into both Canada and the US, and: 

  • Eligibility to apply for  expedited entry benefits in other countries
  • Available at major airports
  • Reduced wait times
  • Participation in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck Program and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s (CATSA) expedited security screening program.

So what are you waiting for? Apply today through GOES. For more information, please visit CBP's Nexus trusted traveler webpage, or www.CBP.gov for more information.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017