TSA Pre✓® (PreCheck)

Airport Security

TSA PreCheck is a perk available to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents enrolled in one of the three following CBP programs: Global Entry NEXUS SENTRI To use the benefits of the TSA PreCheck, you need to enter your Trusted Traveller membership number (PASS ID) in the “Known Traveller Number” section when reserving flights or … Read more

Consequences of Not Declaring at Customs

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Declaring customs is an obligation for all travellers entering Canada, including commercial entities. The CBSA has the authority to apply legal measures if you fail to meet the customs declaration requirements. Regardless of your status in Canada, or your use of a Trusted Traveller card you possess to expedite the customs procedure at border crossing … Read more

The Best Way to Get to Pearson

Pearson Airport

If you don’t have a lot of experience travelling through the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), getting out to Pearson airport from Toronto and back can be challenging, though it’s better than it used to be. There are public, private, and shared-economy means of transportation that are not always the fastest, the safest, the most convenient, … Read more

Should I Get a SENTRI Card?

What Are the Advantages of a SENTRI Card? SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travellers Rapid Inspection) card is a U.S. CBP card that allows expedited pass through the U.S. border crossing points for low-risk travelers coming from Mexico. SENTRI is part of the Trusted Traveller programs, which also include Global Entry, NEXUS, and FAST memberships Unlike … Read more

Privacy – Who Has Your Information Once You Sign Up for Nexus?

As a NEXUS card holder, you provide your personal information to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP). This process is as part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) for increased security while travelling in the Western hemisphere. Aside from using it for control purposes, the … Read more

Rights at the Border with the NEXUS Card

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Americans and Canadians can use NEXUS identification cards for easier travel and entry into Canada and the United States. If you own a NEXUS card, it means you are a low-risk traveler. To use any of the privileges associated with the NEXUS card you must present the valid card each time you find yourself at … Read more

Rights at the Border

Your rights at the border vary depending on whether you are on Canadian or U.S territory. Also, there are procedural variations that depend on the means of transportation. In general, Canadian laws and border officers are less restrictive for Canadian citizens. In all situations, regardless of your citizenship or way of travelling, you must present … Read more

How to Fill Out the Customs Declaration when Entering the US

How to Fill Out the Customs Declaration when Entering the U.S. As a general rule, you must present either a valid passport or a NEXUS card when you enter the U.S by air, land or sea. You may not use your NEXUS card if your flight has not been pre-cleared by US CBP in Canada. … Read more

How To Complete the Canadian Customs Declaration with Your NEXUS Card

Entering Canada NEXUS card holders and other Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) members have certain privileges that enable faster entry into Canada. One of the expedited services for NEXUS card holders is being able to speed up the customs declaration procedure by using form E601 –  Traveler Declaration Card (TDC) for declaring personal goods instead of … Read more