The U.S. and Canada have lifted the NEXUS requirement that citizens must have resided in one of the countries for at least 3 years. This will benefit citizens who may currently be residing abroad, or who have recently returned to Canada or the United States.
NEXUS is a form of “trusted traveler” program that is designed to speed your drive across either the U.S. or Canadian border. It can also be used for flying into certain airports and for marine travel. This card is very useful to commuters who must cross the border on a frequent basis. NEXUS members frequently avoid long wait times at border crossings by using dedicated lanes. We have seen reports claiming NEXUS members saved an average of 30 minutes at land crossings.
We have additional information on NEXUS including how to apply to the program on our page describing “Types of Border Crossing Documentation”.