While there’s no fast lane when it comes to applying for NEXUS, there are a few tricks to speed up the process which normally can take a year or more due to a large backlog.
How can I expedite my NEXUS application? Fast-track tips and tricks.
One of the most frustrating parts of applying for NEXUS is the lengthy delays in scheduling an interview. However, there are ways around this.
The first thing you have to realize is that there are two sets of appointments
- regular appointments and
- cancelled appointments.
And it’s those cancelled appointments that are the key to getting an earlier appointment on the NEXUS calendar and speeding up the process.
The trick is how to find these cancelled appointments.
There is a way, but it involves being online and logging into TTP’s systems at key hours of the day, and evening, and night, and continually checking. It requires enormous persistence and lots of your time.
Alternatively, you can pay Border Card, and we can help.
Tip: book at another NEXUS location that has earlier appointments.
What are the requirements for expediting a NEXUS application?
There is no formal process to expedite a NEXUS application. What you have to do is find a way to get the earliest appointment possible for your interview as we outline in the previous section.
Are there any additional fees associated with expediting a NEXUS application?
The government does not offer this service; you can do it yourself for free or pay a third-party company that can find you an early appointment that will speed up the process.
To see what the wait times are when applying for NEXUS, check out our blog: How long does it take to get a NEXUS card? Processing times.
What can slow down the NEXUS application process?
There are a number of things which will slow down your application.
- Being unlucky when you book your regular appointment and getting an interview many months away, that gets cancelled or pushed back because of the backlog of cases facing immigration officers.
- Making mistakes or deliberately giving incorrect information when you fill out the online application form.
- Not having all the required documentation.
- Placing family members on the same application. Each family member must file their own application.
- Paying the fee in Canadian dollars. Sorry, it’s in US dollars.