Processing of NEXUS and FAST applications will resume on November 29 – Immigration

Starting Nov. 29, 2021, interviews will resume for NEXUS and US / Canada FAST applicants in the United States and Canada, according to an announcement from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Monday and an email received from the Customs Agency. Canada Border Services (CBSA) Wednesday.
Washington DC. – US Customs and Border Protection is pleased to announce that the NEXUS and US / Canada FAST Enrollment Centers in the United States will reopen on November 29, 2021. However, it should be noted that the NEXUS and FAST Enrollment Centers in Canada will continue to be closed until further notice.
Effective today, conditionally approved applicants can schedule interviews at the NEXUS and US / Canada FAST Enrollment Centers available in the United States. Appointments must be booked through the Trusted Traveler portal: https://ttp.dhs.gov/ and dates will be available from November 29.
Applicants entering the United States to complete their interview must meet all applicable travel requirements: Fact Sheet: Guidelines for Travelers Entering the United States at Land Ports of Entry and Terminals of ferry | Homeland Security (dhs.gov) CBP is asking all applicants to be patient with the system as there is a large backlog of applications to be processed by a limited number of open enrollment centers. In order to prioritize new applicants needing interviews, CBP is asking existing NEXUS and FAST members to refrain from making appointments at this time. However, existing members are encouraged to renew their membership prior to their card expiration date in order to retain their membership privileges until they can complete their interviews later.
NEXUS is a program managed jointly by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Customs and Border Protection. It is designed to expedite border crossings for low-risk pre-approved travelers to Canada and the United States. FAST is a joint program between the CBSA and CBP that improves border and trade security while simplifying cross-border commercial shipments and reducing delays.
Interested travelers can apply through the Trusted Traveler Programs website. The non-refundable application fee for a five-year FAST membership is $ 50 and applications must be submitted online. Once the applicant has successfully passed a background check, a CBP officer will conduct an interview with the applicant at selected locations in the United States to determine their final eligibility.


The CBSA email stated the following:

Dear NEXUS member,

We wanted to provide you with updates on many developments within the NEXUS program.

The NEXUS and FAST interviews will resume at registration centers in the United States (US) on November 29, 2021. Applicants who wish to schedule interviews can now do so at their nearest US registration center via the Trusted Traveler Programs system. NEXUS and FAST registration centers in Canada continue to be closed.
Existing NEXUS and FAST members who renew their membership prior to their card expiration date will retain their membership privileges until they can complete their maintenance. Please renew your membership before it expires to avoid losing your privileges.
We are pleased to inform you that Toronto Pearson Airport recently installed electronic processing gates (e-gates) for NEXUS travelers. Located in Terminal 1, these new electronic portals are reserved for travelers over 16 and use RFID chip technology and facial biometrics to speed up your process. Families with children are encouraged to use existing NEXUS terminals for expedited processing. All members are requested to ensure that they have activated their membership card on the online membership portal prior to arrival. For more information on how to activate your card, please visit CBP Customer Service. For more details on NEXUS air processing, please visit the CBSA’s NEXUS web page.
Currently, NEXUS services remain available at major international airports and most NEXUS freeway lanes. Please check the NEXUS Land web page for updates and more information.

Finally, an improved user experience for exempt essential service providers is now available in ArriveCAN. This means that exempt travelers, such as cross-border workers and essential service providers, can save time by entering their required information into ArriveCAN only once and using the same ArriveCAN receipt for each entry into Canada as long as their information is not valid. not change. Travelers using the mobile app should ensure they have the most recent version available in the Google Play Store or the App Store for iPhone.

Please see the links provided for more information on how to schedule an interview.

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