NEXUS Membership Conditions
Your NEXUS membership is a privilege, not a right, and can be revoked at any time by either the Canada Border Services Agency or by US Customs and Border Protection. Here are the conditions of membership:
- You must comply with all customs and immigration laws, regulation and rules or any other laws, regulations and rules that are enforced by either CBSA or US CBP.
- You must not let another person use your NEXUS Card.
- You must not cross the border by car in a NEXUS lane with passengers who are not NEXUS Card members.
- You must keep your personal information (passport, driver’s license) up to date on the TTP system.
- You must return your card if it expires and you have no intention of renewing OR you must destroy your expired card when you get your new card.
Just because you have a NEXUS Card, it does not exempt you from inspection. If you are asked to submit for inspection to CBSA or CBP, you must do so. If you are found to be in contravention of the customs regulations or immigration laws of either country, your card could be seized and your membership revoked.
Travelling with Children
In order to make use of NEXUS lines at the airport, or lanes at the border, or the NEXUS-only Whirlpool bridge, any accompanying children must be NEXUS members too. If you are found using a NEXUS lane, line, bridge or kiosk with a child who is not a member, your card will be confiscated and your membership revoked.
Lost, Stolen or Damaged NEXUS Cards
You are obligated to inform a NEXUS enrolment centre, if you lose your NEXUS Card, if it is stolen, or even if it is just damaged to the point where you cannot use it any more. If you do not inform them of the lost or theft of your card, and it is recovered, you could lose your membership.
You must comply with all applicable legislation, including any legislation enforced by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This includes all federal legislation and regulations regarding immigration and customs.
In order to retain your NEXUS privileges, you must comply with the following pieces of Canadian legislation:
- Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Customs Act
- Criminal Code
- Any other legislation that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has the authority to enforce.
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