As the vast majority of Canadian NEXUS offices remain closed due to an ongoing dispute over legal protections, earlier this week Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a joint statement on the NEXUS program.
In an effort to address the backlog of NEXUS applications, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency have increased the number of interview appointments available to applicants by extending hours of service at enrollment centres in the United States and expanding locations where interviews are conducted on the land border.
In December, the CBSA reopened two NEXUS and FAST enrolment centres at Lansdowne, Ontario (Thousand Islands Bridge) and Fort Erie, Ontario (Peace Bridge).
In addition, a new enrollment option for air travellers is expected to be available by the spring that will include CBSA interviews near certain Canadian airports. Applicants would then conduct a similar interview with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at U.S. Customs preclearance before boarding a flight to the United States.
The CSA will provide members with further details on the new enrollment option once information is released by CBSA and CBP.
The full statement can be read here: https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/news/2023/01/joint-statement-by-canada-and-the-united-states-on-nexus.html.