Frequent travelers between Canada and the U.S. should be aware that old Nexus cards for current Nexus members will be cancelled on May 1.
Nexus members have been mailed new Nexus cards since November. The new cards have enhanced security featuresand allow U.S. and Canadian citizen cardholders to comply with the documentary requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.
Nexus members should destroy their old cards after activating their new ones. If members have not received their new cards, they should go to their local enrolment center to either pick up their new card or to apply to have a new card issued. Old cards will be deactivated May 1.
Nexus is a joint CBP-Canada Border Services Agency program that both governments implemented to enhance border security while simplifying the entry process for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. It was established in 2002 and approximately 280,000 members participate in the program.
A similar program called Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) serves citizens of the U.S. on the southern border.