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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!

30 business days as of 2020-02-17
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 May 8, 18, 7:31 am
  #1531  
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by 00marcus View Post
Seems like they must have picked up the pace!

Applied online: March 31st, 2018
Conditionally approved: April 24th, 2018 (16 business days, excluding Easter weekend)
Interview: April 26th, 2018 (spot opened up within an hour)
Approved: April 26th, 2018
Jealous. I applied the exact same day as you and still haven't been conditionally approved yet. (I've already got Global Entry and was adding NEXUS).
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Old May 8, 18, 4:14 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
Programs: AAdvantage
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Impatiently Waiting

I applied on April 2, now May 8 and still Pending Review.

26 business days since applying online. Wait time listed at 20 days. Getting a little concerned, since my original Global Entry expired last Friday.

Edit: Checked this morning, and 'Conditionally Approved'. 28 business days and a little impatience. Looks like a trip to Detroit is in my near future.

Last edited by injuneer25; May 10, 18 at 5:50 am Reason: Update
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Old May 9, 18, 1:11 pm
  #1533  
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by nhlfan79 View Post
Jealous. I applied the exact same day as you and still haven't been conditionally approved yet. (I've already got Global Entry and was adding NEXUS).
Well, that was convenient. I just got my conditional approval today, finally. 28 business days, to my count. Scheduled my interview for June when I'll be passing through Buffalo.
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Old May 15, 18, 10:12 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
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Application process

Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience getting Nexus card.
  1. I applied online and paid the feel
  2. Received conditional approval
  3. Booked interview online
  4. Had interview, did eye scan, fingerprints and picture
Now when I login it shows back to conditional approval and looks like it did before I booked my interview (i have the option to book again). I have called and was told that the american side still has my applicatin pending, but not sure how i could be back to conditional approval after my interview.

Anyone had anything similar? Thanks
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Old May 15, 18, 10:19 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: Nexus
Posts: 12
Originally Posted by Ginonca View Post
Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience getting Nexus card.
  1. I applied online and paid the feel
  2. Received conditional approval
  3. Booked interview online
  4. Had interview, did eye scan, fingerprints and picture
Now when I login it shows back to conditional approval and looks like it did before I booked my interview (i have the option to book again). I have called and was told that the american side still has my applicatin pending, but not sure how i could be back to conditional approval after my interview.

Anyone had anything similar? Thanks
I had my interview at US land border crossing (no iris scan otherwise everything was OK). I received my approval email (status change from conditional approval to approval) after 2 weeks of giving the interview! In the meantime I had also called CBP at the enrollment center and they said it usually takes two weeks. But nevertheless I got the approval and card in another week. Just wait I guess?
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Old May 17, 18, 12:52 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 17
In case anybody applied recently... I just called the processing centre and was told the wait is currently 6-12 weeks for them to work through your application. Agent said the 20 business days posted online is wrong. Also, the reason I called to see where I'm standing with my application as I was charged over a month ago and didn't receive a confirmation letter in the mail. Again, agent said the system malfunctioned and did not send out a bunch of mail out.

Paper application: sometime in February
Fee charged: March 20th, 2018
Conditionally approved: April 27th, 2018
Interview/Approved: May 17th, 2018
Card Received: May 31st, 2018

Based on my math, my application took 26 business days.

Last edited by csnf; May 31, 18 at 7:32 pm Reason: Updated timelines
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Old May 17, 18, 1:10 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Programs: EY
Posts: 316
Just curious, why did you decide to do a paper application instead of doing it online (which you need to do anyways once conditionally approved in order to set up an appointment).
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Old May 17, 18, 2:09 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 17
Originally Posted by xobile View Post
Just curious, why did you decide to do a paper application instead of doing it online (which you need to do anyways once conditionally approved in order to set up an appointment).
Wagering with the system to see if a paper application would be processed faster vs. an online application, assuming that most applications are done online. Bad move.
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Old May 24, 18, 6:33 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 4
Applied on April 15th, still no conditional approval. Anyone with similar application time?
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Old May 25, 18, 5:49 am
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Programs: EY
Posts: 316
Originally Posted by hightechmaple View Post
Applied on April 15th, still no conditional approval. Anyone with similar application time?
Applied March 23, still waiting. Family member who applied the same day was approved three weeks ago. \_(ツ)_/
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Old May 25, 18, 5:13 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by xobile View Post
Applied March 23, still waiting. Family member who applied the same day was approved three weeks ago. \_(ツ)_/
You applied last year in July. This is your 2nd application?
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Old May 26, 18, 6:14 am
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Programs: EY
Posts: 316
Originally Posted by hightechmaple View Post
You applied last year in July. This is your 2nd application?
I helped multiple family members with their applications. I was simplifying my statement and post. Even last July I was referring to another family member. I myself have had it since March 2017.
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Old May 30, 18, 11:50 am
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Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Applied Online: March 20, 2018
Conditionally Approved: April 27, 2018
Interview originally scheduled: August 4, 2018 (Seattle)
Interview rescheduled: June 7, 2018 (Blaine)

I received an email stating the Seattle Enrollment Center will no longer conduct interviews as of July 23rd and that I'd have to reschedule at another location.
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Old May 30, 18, 11:59 am
  #1544  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Posts: 415
Recently had my interview last Friday, so wanted to share my experience as a data point.

Date applied: April 4 or 5
Conditional approval: May 11
Interview: May 25
Approval: May 25 (received the email as I was leaving the facility)

During my conversation with the CBP agent, I was told that my GE status would be renewed automatically. I mentioned my GE renewal this summer and the agent said my NEXUS application would automatically take care of it. Glad to hear that bit of info, it saved me from a $100 renewal fee.
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Old May 30, 18, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Gradfly View Post
During my conversation with the CBP agent, I was told that my GE status would be renewed automatically. I mentioned my GE renewal this summer and the agent said my NEXUS application would automatically take care of it. Glad to hear that bit of info, it saved me from a $100 renewal fee.
NEXUS membership includes Global Entry benefits (DHS Trusted Traveler Programs Comparison Chart).

You can not have active memberships in both NEXUS and Global Entry. Activation of one will deactivate the other.

Please refer to the following thread:
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