WASHINGTON— The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announce that the NEXUS program has enrolled its one-millionth member. The program allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers to proceed with little or no delay into the United States and Canada. The increased membership of the NEXUS program further encourages cross-border travel, supporting both American and Canadian economies.
“CBP is proud of the success of trusted traveler programs like NEXUS,” said Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. “Trusted Traveler programs, such as NEXUS, SENTRI, and Global Entry, allow our officers to concentrate their efforts on potentially higher-risk travelers and goods while speeding up legitimate travel and trade.”
“Reaching, and going beyond, the one millionth member milestone is a significant achievement for the NEXUS program. Through increased membership and by continually facilitating the flow of legitimate travel across the shared Canada–U.S. border, our Government can concentrate our efforts on continued economic growth and job creation,” said the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
NEXUS was launched in 2000 as a joint effort between CBP and the Canada Border Services Agency. NEXUS members enjoy the benefits of Global Entry at no additional cost by using the automated kiosks for entry at participating airports.
In order to qualify, an applicant can submit an application using the CBP online application system, Global Online Enrollment Systems (GOES), or to one of the Canadian Processing Centers (CPC). For more information, visit cbp.gov/nexus.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.