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Two more NEXUS lanes for B.C. border crossings

Surrey, British Columbia, November 8, 2012 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced that NEXUS members can now enjoy crossing simply and smoothly into Canada at an additional NEXUS lane at the Douglas border crossing located at Surrey, British Columbia and Blaine, Washington. The existing NEXUS lanes are open from 7 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week, for entry into Canada. The new lane will be used to process NEXUS members during high-volume periods and as a regular lane at other times. 

In addition, a new NEXUS crossing at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon, British Columbia and Sumas, Washington port of entry is fully operational with NEXUS technology as of November 8, 2012, and will open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., seven days a week for entry into Canada. This lane has been operational since July 2012 for manual card verification.

These new NEXUS lanes are enhancements that Canada and the United States are making to the NEXUS program as part of the Canada/U.S. Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness (Action Plan). These Action Plan achievements include:

  • streamlining the membership renewal process;
  • lifting the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and American citizens to apply to NEXUS;
  • expanding trusted traveller CATSA security screening lines (TTCSL) in preclearance areas as well as for domestic and select international flights at Canada's eight major airports;
  • expedited clearance through security screening lines at select mid-sized airports in Canada; and
  • expedited clearance through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre‑Check lanes at 27 participating U.S. airports for domestic travel beginning November 15, 2012.

Currently there are over 750,000 NEXUS members who expedite their travel across the Canada-U.S. border at designated land, air and marine locations.

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For more information on NEXUS, go to www.nexus.gc.ca.

For more information on the Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, please visit the Web site www.borderactionplan.gc.ca.

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