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NEXUS First Time Applications Processing Timelines

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CBSA published NEXUS processing times to get to conditional approval can be found here. The most recently published processing time is below, along with a short history of recent official published times. A longer history of published wait times is here, via the Internet Archive Wayback machine. Please post your personal experiences below in the thread. All posts are appreciated. Thank you/Merci!

39 business days as of 2019-10-07
40 business days as of 2019-08-28
25 business days as of 2019-04-11
39 business days as of 2018-11-30
35 business days as of 2018-09-06
32 business days as of 2018-06-26
20 business days as of 2018-04-13
20 business days as of 2018-02-28
18 business days as of 2018-01-29
18 business days as of 2018-01-22
23 business days as of 2017-12-14
26 business days as of 2017-10-05
60 business days as of 2017-07-12
65 business days as of 2017-07-04
71 business days as of 2017-05-31
51 business days as of 2017-03-31
47 business days as of 2017-02-28
32 business days as of 2016-12-31
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Old Mar 20, 18, 6:49 pm
  #1501  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 11
Applied Online: Feb 8, 2018
Conditionally Approved: March 13, 2018 (23 days)
Interviewed: March 20, 2018 (YUL)
Approved: March 20, 2018

CBP officer told me I should get my new card in the mail in 3-4 days as I live in a state near the card production place.
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Old Mar 21, 18, 3:14 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 233
Applied Online: February 13, 2018
Conditionally Approved: March 20, 2018
Interviewed: March 21, 2018 (YYZ)
Approved: March 21, 2018
Card Reported Missing: April 17, 2018
Card Re-mailed: April 18, 2018
Card Arrived: April 24, 2018

When I was approved on March 20, I immediately went online to find the next available appoint, which was in Fort Erie on March 21. However, late last night, I checked availability again and there was an opening on March 21 in Mississauga (YYZ) so I switched because it was more convenient. Also, when I checked availability initially on March 20, there was availability through 6.45 pm on that day (same day as conditional approval).

The officer said that my card should arrive in 2 weeks.

Last edited by rumboj; Apr 27, 18 at 2:09 pm Reason: Edited to provide update on missing card
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Old Mar 22, 18, 9:39 am
  #1503  
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 7
I have just received my NEXUS pass after a long wait. When crossing the Peace Bridge using NEXUS, do I need to carry/show my passport along with my NEXUS card every time?
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Old Mar 22, 18, 10:03 am
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Location: SFO
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Originally Posted by harry001in View Post
I have just received my NEXUS pass after a long wait. When crossing the Peace Bridge using NEXUS, do I need to carry/show my passport along with my NEXUS card every time?
After receiving your NEXUS card, you need to activate it within 30 days. When you cross Peace Bridge using your NEXUS card, NEXUS card is sufficient. I do carry my U.S. passport with me just in case.
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Old Mar 22, 18, 2:24 pm
  #1505  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by theworldtraveller View Post
Applied online: Feb 13, 2018
Conditionally approved: March 20, 2018
Interview: March 22, 2018 (scheduled at Niagara Falls location)
UPDATE:
Applied online: Feb 13, 2018
Conditionally approved: March 20, 2018
Interview: March 22, 2018 (scheduled at Niagara Falls location)
Approved: March 22, 2018

I had by email by the time that I finished getting my iris scanned at the Canada location. Was told my card should arrive in 7-10 business days in a plain, unmarked envelope.
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Old Apr 4, 18, 3:02 pm
  #1506  
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SEA
Programs: MVPG
Posts: 26
Applied online: Feb 24th, 2018
Conditionally approved: April 4th, 2018

Interview scheduled in Seattle for August 7th
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Old Apr 6, 18, 12:18 pm
  #1507  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: Nexus
Posts: 12
I gave my NEXUS interview at a land crossing one day ago. Every forum I look, people get their approval email immediately or within a few hours. Has anything changed between 2017-2018 that approvals now take longer? I think my interview went well, the CBP and CBSA officers were very friendly and I honestly answered all their questions and had all documents ready. My record is clean and I'm a law abiding resident. I am a US visa holder and a Canadian PR, currently living in US till end of this year.

Timeline: Conditional approval: March 14, 2018
Interview scheduled for June Seattle Boeing within 30 days, then rescheduled to Land crossing: April 5 2018: Interview done.
Approval email: No email confirmation yet (April 6, 2018).

Note that my land crossing Nexus office is only open Tues and Thursday.

So you got the approval email two days after you gave interview? The location you interviewed at, is it open every day? I gave my interview at a land crossing yesterday and still haven't received email. The land crossing is open only Tues and Thurs. Maybe my interviewer also forgot to click on Approve ? I will wait for a few days and see what happens. My interview went well, no hiccups so I don't see why they won't approve me.

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Old Apr 6, 18, 6:32 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by ch671 View Post
So you got the approval email two days after you gave interview? The location you interviewed at, is it open every day? I gave my interview at a land crossing yesterday and still haven't received email. The land crossing is open only Tues and Thurs. Maybe my interviewer also forgot to click on Approve ? I will wait for a few days and see what happens. My interview went well, no hiccups so I don't see why they won't approve me.
You should call them. I had my email before I walked out of the enrolment center.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 8:09 pm
  #1509  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: Nexus
Posts: 12
Originally Posted by srijal View Post


You should call them. I had my email before I walked out of the enrolment center.
i think Iíll wait for a week and call them if nothing shows up till coming Thursday. Maybe their system is slow or down or something.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 8:23 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by ch671 View Post


i think Iíll wait for a week and call them if nothing shows up till coming Thursday. Maybe their system is slow or down or something.
thatís also true. Mine was at Calgary which I think is one of the bigger enrolment centres.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 10:29 am
  #1511  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: Nexus
Posts: 12
Originally Posted by srijal View Post

thatís also true. Mine was at Calgary which I think is one of the bigger enrolment centres.
I think there might be a difference between airport locations and/or Canadian-side locations vs US-side locations but I don't know that for sure. Their computer system was giving issue the other day and they were running late that. Also, it took roughly 10-15 per applicant/couple. Luckily there were only a few of us there so mine got done in time.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 2:31 pm
  #1512  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: YUL
Programs: NEXUS
Posts: 334
Originally Posted by ch671 View Post
I think there might be a difference between airport locations and/or Canadian-side locations vs US-side locations but I don't know that for sure. Their computer system was giving issue the other day and they were running late that. Also, it took roughly 10-15 per applicant/couple. Luckily there were only a few of us there so mine got done in time.
YUL enrollment centre told me that they only update once a day
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Old Apr 8, 18, 9:32 am
  #1513  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 3
Applied online: Feb 25, 2018
Conditionally approved: April 6, 2018
Interview: April 7, 2018 (scheduled at Pearson - kept checking every few hours till a slot opened up)
Approved: April 7, 2018 (a few minutes after the interview)
Waiting to receive the card in the mail.
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Old Apr 9, 18, 7:49 pm
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Old Apr 11, 18, 10:20 am
  #1515  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Redmond, OR
Programs: AS MVP, HHonors Gold, Marriott Platinum (Lifetime Gold), Hertz #1 Pres Cir
Posts: 679
I've had my Nexus card for a few years - this is for my wife.

Applied online: Feb 23, 2018
Conditionally approved: April 2, 2018
Interview: April 27, 2018 (Birch Bay/Blaine, calendar was wide open including next day appointments, but we will be there then)
Approved:
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