If you are thinking of applying for NEXUS and have ever been charged by the police, make sure you get a file destruction, pardon or record suspension before making the application.
We have received many distressed calls from people who did not think their old charge would show up, and next thing they know, the NEXUS is denied and in some cases, the Americans will not allow the person to return to the US without a Waiver.
The good news is that once a pardon/record suspension is granted, then the criminal record will not show up when the Americans do a criminal check for the NEXUS application.
If you have been fingerprinted but the charges were withdrawn, stayed, dismissed, peace bond, diversion, absolute or conditional discharge, then you should apply for a file destruction prior to applying for NEXUS.
Here is the most recent news directly from NEXUS:
NEXUS Lanes at the Land Border
As part of Beyond the Border commitments, an additional NEXUS lane has been added in Canada at Fort Erie, Ontario; Pacific Highway, British Columbia; and Queenston, Ontario.
For information on NEXUS lane hours of operation, visit www.nexus.gc.ca.
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) benefits
NEXUS dedicated lines for Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) security screening, Trusted Traveller CATSA Security Lines (TTCSL) have been expanded to include select mid-sized airports. For a complete list of all airports that offer this benefit, visit
Please be aware of what you can and cannot bring into the TTCSL. Failure to comply can result in delays at the airport. http://catsa.gc.ca/Page.aspx?ID=58&pname=CompleteItemList_ListeCompleteArticles&lang=en
NEXUS members travelling through Vancouver International Airport’s domestic north checkpoint may notice a new procedure for validating NEXUS cards. CATSA is piloting an eGate that will verify your membership card and boarding pass electronically.
The eGate is positioned at the front of the Trusted Traveller screening line. It uses a touch screen that will prompt you to scan your boarding pass and NEXUS card to gain access to the screening area.
Pre-Check allows expedited security screening for domestic travel within the U.S. Canadian NEXUS members now enjoy TSA Pre-Check at 40 airports for domestic travel within the United States as well as international flights, including to Canada, when flying on the following airlines:
Delta Air Lines
US Airways, and
For a list of participating airports see: http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/tsa-precheck-participating-airports.
Reminder: Your Membership Obligations
Failure to comply with program obligations, including the updating of personal data and documents, may result in card revocation. Consult the NEXUS Member’s Guide so that you are fully aware of your membership obligations:
No appointment is required to have your iris captured. If you have not done so, please visit a NEXUS Enrolment Centre today. This will allow you to use NEXUS self-serve kiosks for expedited entry into Canada or the U.S. at Canada’s eight major international airports.
If you have not done so already, please visit a NEXUS or Global Entry (GE) Enrolment Center, and have your fingerprints taken – no appointment necessary. All NEXUS members receive GE privileges, including use of GE kiosks, if we have your 10 fingerprints on file.
If you are a Canadian or U.S. citizen, you can use your NEXUS card when travelling by land, marine or air within or between Canada and the United States.