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NEXUS Program

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Cross Often? Make it Simple, Use NEXUS!

NEXUS expedites the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States.

What is the benefit?

Membership saves you time by allowing you to use a dedicated Customs inspection lane while traveling back and forth between Canada and the United States.  Your NEXUS identification card also complies with the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requirements that went into effect June 1, 2009, which allow only a passport or other secure travel document as acceptable forms of identification for U.S. and Canadian citizens seeking entry NEXUS_Niagara_Web_Buttoninto the United States. Children 18 and under who are U.S. or Canadian citizens are exempt and only need to show proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.  Click here for a great article on how the program can help make your border crossing experience much easier!

Where can NEXUS be used?

NEXUS dedicated Customs inspection lanes are available in the Buffalo Niagara Region at the Peace Bridge, as well as the Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge, which is a crossing for NEXUS holders only. Please note that the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge provides dedicated NEXUS service for Canadian-bound travelers only, while the Rainbow Bridge provides NEXUS service exclusively for United States-bound travelers. 

What are the NEXUS lanes hours at the Peace Bridge?

Summer
  May 1st - August 31st

  Fall/Winter/Spring
 September 1st - April 30th

CDA-bound*
Mon – Fri

6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

CDA-bound*
Sat – Sun

6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  U.S.-bound**
Mon –  Fri

 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    U.S.-bound**  
Sat – Sun

 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM















*During peak volume, the Canada Border Services Agency will assist travelers by opening a second NEXUS lane. Traffic directors will re-direct cars waiting in the dedicated NEXUS lane to the second lane of operation as required.

**A second United States NEXUS lane is operational during high peak volume and is indicated open when the lane indicator light is flashing yellow.

What is the cost?

Membership is only $50 U.S. or Canadian and is valid for 5 years – NEXUS cards for children under 18 years old are FREE of charge.  To sign up for NEXUS on the web, click here.

Where is the NEXUS Office?

The NEXUS office is located at 10 Central Avenue in Fort Erie and can be seen on the map below. You can call the Buffalo/Fort Erie enrollment center at 905-994-6521.

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