Travel Gem for June 16th – NEXUS card
Want easier travel through US or Canadian Customs? Get a NEXUS card!
The NEXUS program is a way for eligible travelers to expedite their entrence into customs at any air, land, or sea port of the United States or Canada. You don’t even need to show your passport.
I miss my CLEAR program (it is still trying to recover and resume operation), but this is the next best thing for international travel between these countries. With NEXUS, you get your own lanes and answer fewer questions at customs. To get one, you have to pass the usual background checks pay a processing fee. An interview with a Customs official will follow, including a fingerprint and retinal scan. Once you are accepted, the card is good for the next five years.
If you are interested, you can apply online or call 1-866-NEXUS 26 (1-866-639-8726).