Application Form for NEXUS Card

The paper application form for NEXUS card is available for download online and can be either printed and filled out by hand, or completed in the online browser. Regardless of the way you choose to fill out the application, once completed, you need to print out the BSF658 – NEXUS Application and mail it to the relevant processing office for your territory. The Nexus card is an irreplaceable tool to cut down waiting times while travelling between the US and Canada, regardless of whether you are travelling by air, by land or by sea.

An additional option for getting your NEXUS card is available via the Trusted Traveller Programs website managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

It will take up to 30 days to assess your eligibility for the NEXUS program. After you submit the application form for your NEXUS card, you will need to attend an interview at a Nexus processing centre to determine you eligibility.

 

How to Complete the Application Form for NEXUS Card

Before you complete and send out the Nexus application form, you must ensure that you have all supporting documents at hand that will be used for filling out the application. You also need to possess a valid payment method to pay the $50 processing fee, unless you are applying on behalf of a minor applicant, in which case, he or she will get the Nexus card for free. There are multiple payment methods to pay for the NEXUS card, including credit cards, personal or certified cheques, and money orders.

Indicate the preferred correspondence language – English or French – enclose copies of the mandatory supporting documents, sign and date the application and mail it to the processing office for your region.

Make sure that you include copies, and not originals of the following mandatory documents:

  • Proof of Canadian or U.S. citizenship and/or permanent resident status, such as:
    • Valid passport
    • Birth certificate, citizen certificate, or certificate of Indian status
    • Permanent resident card or record of landing
  • Proof of admissibility to Canada or the US, such as:
    • Valid passport
    • Valid visa, work permit or study permit
  • Proof of current place of residence such as:
    • Valid driver’s licence
    • Provincial identification card
    • Federal identification card
    • Document with a current address (utility bill, invoice or bank statement)
  • Proof of child custody, such as a court order or a letter of authorization from the non-accompanying parent, if the application is made for a child under the age of 18.

 

Relevant Offices for Processing the Nexus Card Application Form

There are three Nexus program centres authorized for processing application forms for your Nexus card. Make sure that you send the application to the centre related to your place of residence:

  • Nexus Program for residents of the U.S.and Ontario
    6080 Mcleod Road
    P.O. Box 126
    Niagara Falls ON L2E 6T1
    Canada
  • Nexus Program for residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and the Yukon:
    6080 Mcleod Road
    P.O. Box 126
    Niagara Falls ON L2E 6T1
    Canada
  • Nexus Program for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec:
    400 Place Youville
    Montreal QC H2Y 2C2
    Canada

Apply for your NEXUS Card

Nexus Renewal Form

The current Nexus renewal application process helps Canadian and U.S. citizens simplify the procedure for getting a new Nexus card when the old one expires. It is essential that you reapply for Nexus card renewal on time, at least three months in advance of the 5-year expiry date, otherwise you may experience a period without a valid NEXUS Card. You can find the expiry date printed on your current Nexus card. If the expiry date is missing, you can call a Canadian Processing Centre to find out if the time for renewal has come.

Although the renewal procedure is almost identical to the procedure for getting your first Nexus card, your Nexus membership can be renewed in a streamlined process, avoiding interview attendance as long as you have not had changes to your personal information and as long as you belong to a low-risk citizen category.

 

How to Renew the Nexus Card

There are two ways to renew the Nexus card:

  1. The online renewal via the Trusted Traveller Programs website (TTP) managed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is a preferred method for many citizens.
  2. However, a significant number of applicants like using the paper Nexus renewal form – BSF658 – NEXUS Application. It is critical that you fill out all required information because missing or incorrect details may result in having the renewal form returned to you for corrections. You must submit a separate Nexus renewal form for each family member.

If you decide to apply for renewal online, you must pay the fee in U.S. dollars. On the other hand, payments for paper application forms are processed in both currencies – Canadian and U.S. dollars. The Nexus renewal fee is $50 for each five-year period. Minors under the age of 18 will get their renewed Nexus card free of charge.

 

Steps for Completing the Nexus Renewal Form

Before submitting your Nexus renewal application form, make sure that you have all the necessary supporting documents that need to be enclosed to the application. You should keep your current NEXUS Card and submit a copy by mail. There is no need to send original documents unless asked to do so if you attend an interview. Be sure to complete each section of the renewal form – complete all pages. You should indicate your preferred communication language with the CBSA – English or French.

Make sure that you follow this checklist for completing all boxes and sections of the Nexus renewal form, as well as for attaching supporting documents:

  • Enclose a photocopy of your valid driver’s licence as your proof of residence and identity.
  • Enclose a photocopy of proof of citizenship, such as your passport, citizenship certificate or your citizenship card.
  • If you do not have a valid driver’s license and are not using your passport to apply, you will need to enclose a copy of another photo ID
  • Enclose indicated proof of admissibility to the US (for example: a visa, student visa or work permit)
  • Attach a photocopy of proof of permanent resident status, if applicable.
  • Attach custodial documents, if you are applying on behalf of your children.
  • Submit documentary for proof of your name change, if you changed your name in the last five years.
  • Fill out information about your five-year residential address history, including all physical addresses or legal land descriptions.
  • Fill out information about your five-year employment history, including current employer information (lack of employment does not affect the Nexus card renewal).

Final steps include completing card holder’s signature and credit card expiry date (when you decide to pay by credit card and signing in the privacy consent statement in box 87).

Finally, mail the Nexus renewal form, fee payment and copies of supporting documents to the Nexus program centres related to your residence:

 

U.S. and Ontario Residents Nexus Program and Western Canada and Territories Nexus Program:

6080 Mcleod Road
P.O. Box 126
Niagara Falls ON L2E 6T1
Canada

Atlantic and Quebec Residents Nexus Program.

400 Place Youville
Montreal QC H2Y 2C2
Canada

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