Trusted Traveler Program: January 2007

U.S. Customs Expands Trusted Traveler Program
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding NEXUS trusted traveler-crossing privileges to all land, marine and air points of entry where NEXUS locations are currently in place.

In addition, NEXUS will provide processing locations at additional airports in Canada throughout 2007.

NEXUS is a joint program with the Canada Border Services Agency that allows pre-screened and approved travelers faster processing at designated highway lanes in high-volume border crossing locations, at a NEXUS kiosk at Vancouver International Airport, and at certain marine reporting locations in the Great Lakes and Seattle regions.

NEXUS membership also fulfills the travel document requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which will require a passport or other secure travel document by all U.S. and Canadian citizens seeking entry or re- entry into the U.S. by air beginning January 23, 2007.

It is anticipated that NEXUS membership also will be acceptable when the requirement is extended to land and sea travel.

(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection).