The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be modernizing the way NEXUS members are processed at Canadian airports. The existing NEXUS kiosks that use iris recognition technology will be replaced with new, modernized NEXUS kiosks that use facial verification technology. The replacement in Edmonton will occur on December 3, 2019.
To facilitate the transition to facial biometrics, your cooperation is required. You will need your passport the first time you use a new kiosk. You will be prompted to upload your passport photograph during your first passage for storage and identity verification purposes. Members who do not have a passport will be referred to an officer for identity verification.
For more information on this initiative, including instructions on how to use the new NEXUS facial verification kiosks, please visit NEXUS Air.
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NEXUS members are pre-cleared as trusted travellers and save time using automated self-service kiosks at EIA and other airports and border crossings.
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What is NEXUS?
NEXUS is a Canada-United States program for pre-approved, low-risk travellers entering Canada or the United States (US) at air, land and marine border crossings.
NEXUS is managed in Canada by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
What are the benefits of being a NEXUS member?
NEXUS members cross the Canada-US border more quickly and easily by using automated self-serve kiosks in airports. NEXUS members can also enjoy dedicated lanes when travelling by land and Telephone Reporting Centres (TRCs) when travelling by water.
At EIA, NEXUS members use a dedicated fast-track security lane. Because NEXUS cardholders have been pre-cleared, they can access a special pre-board security screening line at EIA.
How do I apply for a NEXUS card?
You can apply online or obtain an application form from the NEXUS Canada website. When your paperwork is submitted, you will be scheduled for an interview.
The cost for the NEXUS card is just $50 per applicant for a five-year membership. Children under the age of 18 are free.
NEXUS office at EIA
The NEXUS office is located on the Departures level, near Door 29.
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, Sunday & holidays: Closed