This page provides complete information on NEXUS lane hours of operation at U.S. and Canadian border crossings.
The NEXUS program provides expedited processing to pre-screened travelers when entering the United States and Canada. Program members use dedicated processing lanes at land border crossings, NEXUS kiosks when entering the country by air, and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Preclearance airports. NEXUS members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations. When driving across the border:
- Use the designated NEXUS lane and stop and hold your membership card in front of the proximity card reader.
- Proceed to the inspection booth for a visual inspection. The border officer will indicate whether you are to enter the inspection area or proceed across the border.
For a complete description of the NEXUS program see our page on Types of Documentation.
Travelling with non-NEXUS members
If you are travelling into Canada or the United States with non-NEXUS members, you must use the regular lanes. The driver is responsible for ensuring that all travelers in the vehicle are NEXUS members. If there is a non-NEXUS member in the vehicle, regardless of their age, it will result in the loss of the driver’s NEXUS membership.
Hours of Operation for NEXUS Lanes Between the US and Canada
There are around 20 border crossings between the U.S. and Canada that have NEXUS lanes. Most of the ports with NEXUS lanes work both ways but some ports only have NEXUS going one direction. The hours of operation vary so you should check this out if you are using a port for the first time. Below are links to the U.S. and Canadian NEXUS lane information pages.