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On April 18th, 2010, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened a new dedicated lane at the Peace Arch border crossing for U.S. or Canadian travelers who have a RFID-enabled cards.   This new “ready lane” should expedite passage for all vehicles that have any of the following types of documentation:

  • A Washington state enhanced driver’s licenses (EDL) or enhanced ID card
  • Trusted Traveler cards such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST cards
  • New Permanent Resident cards
  • U.S. Passport cards
  • Secure Certificates of Indian Status (SCIS)


Important Reminder: to use this dedicated lane, ALL passengers in the vehicle over the age of 16 must present one of these forms of Radio Frequency Identification Documents.

The new Ready Lane will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Additional “Ready Lanes” exist in Detroit at the Ambassador Bridge and along the U.S. border with Mexico.

See ezbordercrossing.com for more information on the Peace Arch or Ambassador Bridge border crossings.  You may also read about RFID cards and all other types of border crossing documentation.