NEXUS is raising its fee to US$120 this October

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) NEXUS program speeds up border crossings for frequent travellers from Canada and the United States.

Work is underway to increase the NEXUS application fee from US$50 to US$120 effective Oct. 1, 2024, subject to approval of regulatory amendments in the U.S. and Canada.

Since 2002, the bilateral trusted traveller program has supported communities and economic interests on both sides of the border by expediting the crossing of pre-screened travellers.

About the new fee

The current fee, set over 20 years ago, no longer covers the cost of the program. The new fee would reflect more accurately the cost of administrating the program and the investment required for future program improvements, including technology and infrastructure enhancements.

This would work out to US$24 per year for the five-year membership.

The proposed increase would help keep up with the high demand for the program and continue to improve NEXUS. Since April 2023, there have been more than 510,000 NEXUS applications with nearly 10,000 interviews every two weeks.

How to apply for NEXUS

Applicants are encouraged to book their interview as soon as possible. Appointments are always available on the Trusted Traveller Programs System. Applicants who have submitted their application and paid the US$50 fee, but have not completed their enrolment interviews by Oct. 1, 2024, will not have to pay the proposed US$120 fee.

Many enrolment centres offer next-day availability for scheduling interviews, allowing applicants to book their appointments quickly.

In anticipation of an increase in demand between now and October, the CBSA and U.S. CBP remain ready to process applications and will continue to make interviews available.

For more information on the NEXUS program, click here.