NEXUS is a bi-national program that expedites the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States through the promotion of the NEXUS card.
A joint program between the United States and Canada, NEXUS allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing through dedicated NEXUS lanes at the designated ports of entry, including the international bridges of the Buffalo Niagara region.
The number of motorists in Western New York and Southern Ontario enrolled in NEXUS continues to increase, surpassing more than a million members. That number is expected to increase drastically over the upcoming years as efficiency at the border becomes increasingly important to travelers from both sides of the border.
The NEXUS program is important for the Buffalo Niagara region, as it serves to save time for border travelers into Canada and the United States. Greater NEXUS usage means less congestion and shorter wait times when crossing the border.
For only $50 for five years of use, a NEXUS membership card gives access to a dedicated NEXUS lane. NEXUS-dedicated customs inspection lanes are available at all of the following bridges:
- Peace Bridge
- Rainbow Bridge (U.S. plaza only)
- Lewiston-Queenston Bridge (Canadian plaza only)
- Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge (can only be used by NEXUS holders)
Buffalo Niagara Partnership members can take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to expedite the formal NEXUS program enrollment process through coordination with local U.S. and Canadian border agencies. Through use of NEXUS, we help to ensure that Partnership members have access to with the easiest, fastest and most cost-effective way to cross the border.
The Partnership, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, and NEXUS Niagara joined forces to help expedite the NEXUS program application and interview process for participating Partnership members. We can help trim considerable time from the NEXUS application and vetting process (which can often take upwards of three months depending on volume) by prioritizing CanAm Council members during the applicant review and interview scheduling period.