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Cross the border quicker on gameday through NEXUS


U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills training camp and NEXUS Niagara, will conduct a mobile NEXUS enrollment event in Rochester, N.Y.

DATE:  August 27, 2015

TIME:  11:00 am – 7:00 pm

*LOCATION: *Monroe County International Airport in the International Hall

Rochester area residents may take advantage of this event to conveniently join NEXUS.   Participation in NEXUS program allows travelers and Bills fans to proceed with little or no delay into the U.S. and Canada through dedicated lanes, making your cross-border travel a quicker process.  NEXUS also affords you the benefits of Global Entry which is located at most major airports, TSA Pre-Check, and expedited processing for boaters.

NEXUS members may also cross the border on the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls, an exclusive benefit for NEXUS cardholders.

NEXUS application fees are $50 for adults, and children under the age of 18 are free.  Once approved, the cards are good for five years at which time participants must renew their membership.

Applications for this event must be submitted online by August 6, 2015.

Note: A parking voucher for participants will be provided by the airport.

Rochester enrollment will be offered only to participants that have met the following requirements:

  • Applied for NEXUS through the on-line application at the Global Online Enrollment Systems on the CBP website and paid the application fee (children under 18 are free)
  • Have emailed their name, date of birth, PASS ID# and phone number to by August 6, requesting participation in the Rochester mobile enrollment event.
  • Received a conditional approval (both CBP and CBSA) prior to the start of the event;
  • After receiving conditional approval, participants will be contacted by CBP to schedule an interview for mobile enrollment at Monroe County International Airport
  • Have a proof of citizenship and second form of identification (i.e. driver's license or ID card) with you to present at the time of the interview.  If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must also present your permanent resident card. If you would like to be included in Global Entry a valid passport is required.

If you are unable to attend the August 27 mobile enrollment event and would still lke to take advantage of the expedited process, please still apply for NEXUS by August 6 and you can still schedule an interview at the Fort Erie or Niagara Falls Enrollment Centers.

What is NEXUS?

The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the U.S. and Canada. Program members use dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, NEXUS kiosks when entering Canada by air, and Global Entry kiosks when entering the U.S. via Canadian preclearance airports. NEXUS members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.

How Does the NEXUS Program Work?

At Buffalo land border crossings, program participants proceed to dedicated NEXUS only lanes and present their NEXUS photo-identification cards. All occupants of the vehicle must be enrolled in NEXUS to utilize the dedicated lanes. In addition to dedicated NEXUS lanes at the Lewiston and Peace Bridges; the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls is designated as a NEXUS-only crossing, available exclusively to NEXUS cardholders.

Additional Benefits of Global Entry included with NEXUS

Individuals approved to participate in NEXUS receive photo identification cards that allow them to receive expedited passage at NEXUS-dedicated lanes at the land borders (both into the U.S. and Canada), NEXUS kiosks at airports when entering Canada, at Global Entry kiosks when entering the U.S. (both in the U.S. and at preclearance locations) and by calling a marine telephone reporting center in the marine environment to report their arrival into the U.S. or Canada.  NEXUS members who are U.S. citizens, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, or Canadian citizens will also receive the benefits of TSA Pre-Check.

Apply for a NEXUS card today at GOES or visit the Trusted Traveler Programs section of the CBP website at

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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