CBP, CBSA Ramp Up Trusted Traveler Enrollments


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) will hold a Trusted Traveler enrollment event to expedite pending NEXUS applications at the Toronto pre-clearance facility beginning next month.

CBP and the CBSA anticipate processing more than 5,500 pending applications for the program. NEXUS allows pre-screened, low-risk travellers to proceed with little or no delay into the United States and Canada.

“This is a great example of the co-operative partnership between the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Canadian Border Services Agency and CBP to make the passenger arrival process into the United States more streamlined, efficient and user-friendly,” said Donald Anderson, port director for CBP Toronto Preclearance. “The Trusted Traveler Programs are not only a benefit to the travelling public, but also to CBP by allowing for a greater focus on individuals that may present a threat to America or Canada.”

The event begins on Oct. 14 and runs through Oct. 31. Trusted Traveler applicants with conditional approval (from both CBP and CBSA) will receive an e-mail notice to schedule their appointment. Applicants who have already scheduled an appointment can reschedule for a time during the event.

CBP and CBSA officers will work in pairs for the interview process to ensure efficient processing of each application. A similar event was held at the Vancouver pre-clearance facility last year that resulted in the processing of more than 14,000 Global Enrollment applications.

Applications can be submitted using the CBP online application system, Global Online Enrollment Systems (GOES), or by mailing a paper application to one of the Canadian Processing Centers.