The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the opening of a NEXUS lane at the Stanstead, Quebec/Derby Line, Vermont border crossing, providing more efficient border clearance for low-risk travellers. This lane will be used to process NEXUS members during high-volume periods between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday and will be used as a regular lane at other times.
This new lane is a first for Stanstead and the 11th lane to open as part of the NEXUS lane expansion commitment identified in the Canada/U.S. Beyond the Border Action Plan (Action Plan).
The NEXUS program is a bi-national program jointly administered by the CBSA and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States. The program provides members with access to expedited processing at designated ports of entry in the air and marine modes as well at land border crossings, through dedicated processing lanes.
The NEXUS fee is $50 (CAN or USD) and is valid for five years.
Currently there are more than 1,200,000 NEXUS members who expedite their travel across the Canada-U.S border.
NEXUS members enjoy expedited travel across the Canada-U.S. border at eight international airports, 20 land ports of entry and approximately 430 marine locations.
The program began in 2002 in the highway mode and in 2006 expanded to air and marine modes.
“The opening of this additional NEXUS lane confirms Canada’s support in implementing initiatives outlined in the Canada/U.S.Beyond the Border Action Plan and highlights our commitment to facilitate the smooth flow of legitimate trade and travel while securing our border.” – Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, Quebec Region, CBSA