NEXUS Card Eligibility

NEXUS card eligible holders In order for an applicant to be deemed eligible for a NEXUS card, they have to be approved by both the United States and Canada border crossing authorities. If either country denies the applicant, this will keep them from participating in the NEXUS program.

NEXUS Card Eligibility Checklist:

  1. The applicant must be a citizen or a permanent resident of either Canada or the USA.
  2. The applicant must pass criminal history and law enforcement checks. Some applicants with past criminal activity will be approved for enrollment in the NEXUS program under certain circumstances (i.e. the criminal offense was committed more than 10 years ago or the applicant obtained a pardon for it)
  3. Permanent resident of the US and Canada are eligible only if they have resided in the country for the past three years.
  4. Canadian and American citizens living outside of Canada or the United States or who have recently returned to either country are also eligible to apply.

Renewal Application
NEXUS Card Application
for US Citizens

Applicants may not qualify if they:

  • Are inadmissible to Canada or the United States under their respective immigration laws;
  • Intentionally provide incomplete or false information on their applications or during the interview;
  • Have been convicted of a serious criminal offence in any country for which they have not received a pardon
  • Are not able to reside lawfully in the US or Canada for the duration of their NEXUS card;
  • Have been found in violation of immigration or customs law;
  • Fail to meet the additional requirements of the NEXUS program

NEXUS Card for Children

Children under 18 need the consent of a parent or legal guardian to apply for a NEXUS card. At the interview they should be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian who will provide evidence of custody or legal guardianship. Children can apply for a NEXUS card even if their parents or guardians are not NEXUS members. Please note that there is no fee for children.

If you have any additional questions, please proceed to Nexus FAQ’s page.

In case you wish to apply with the government directly, please click here.

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