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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 Jun 19, 13, 10:30 pm
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Nexus application processing time

Anyone know how long it takes to get conditional approval for the Nexus card?

Thanks.
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Old Jun 20, 13, 8:53 am
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Mine took 3 weeks in 4/11 - I have heard it is taking longer now because more people are getting Nexus/GE so they can be eligible for TSA pre-check. I was able to get a Nexus interview within a few days at the Ambassador bridge in Detroit after conditional approval. When you go for your Nexus interview make sure they put the GE "CBP" sticker in the back of your passport (they sometimes forget).
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Old Jun 20, 13, 9:44 am
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Thanks. Tomorrow will be 4 weeks. Hopefully it will be soon.
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Old Jun 20, 13, 11:04 am
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I applied on 5/20 and am still "Pending Review".

Is the Ambassador Bridge interview site easy to get to from the American side?
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Old Jun 20, 13, 11:10 am
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Yes, it is easy to find. I did my Global Entry interview there. The specific instructions are in the letter when you schedule your appointment.
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Old Jun 21, 13, 10:46 am
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Both my wife and I applied on 5/6, and are still pending. We have planned air travel to Canada in August, so I am getting a little antsy.

I wonder if the sequestration has impacted processing times?
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Old Jun 21, 13, 11:40 pm
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I called cbp today and was told it could take anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months!
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Old Jun 22, 13, 6:01 am
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Depends on several factors that might complicate your background investigation. These factors could include:

- do you have extensive foreign travel on your record during the past five years? Any "unfriendly" countries such as in the Middle East?
- do you have many different addresses and/or employment over the past five years?
- any interactions with law enforcement, especially arrests, charges, convictions, etc? (Remember that a DUI is likely to make you ineligible for NEXUS, even if it happened decades ago)

Also, the delay might be a result of sequestration.

Keep checking your GOES account and watch for status updates.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 7:28 am
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Remember, with Nexus you have to pass a background check by the U.S. AND Canada, so there can be delays from either country.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 10:40 am
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ESpen36 I don't have any of those issues.

When I applied for Global Entry earlier this year, my application was approved in about 10 days. So, I can only assume the Canadians are slowing it down.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
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Depends on several factors that might complicate your background investigation. These factors could include:

- do you have extensive foreign travel on your record during the past five years? Any "unfriendly" countries such as in the Middle East?
- do you have many different addresses and/or employment over the past five years?
- any interactions with law enforcement, especially arrests, charges, convictions, etc? (Remember that a DUI is likely to make you ineligible for NEXUS, even if it happened decades ago)

Also, the delay might be a result of sequestration.

Keep checking your GOES account and watch for status updates.
None of these is an issue for me.

There is no reason why I shouldn't be approved by CBP and CBSA. Likely, it's a combination of applicants applying to GE/Nexus to get Precheck and sequestration.
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Old Jun 23, 13, 2:02 am
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When my girlfriend renewed early last year, they took until 1 week before the maximum. When I applied in January 2010, it took about a week.
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Old Jun 23, 13, 3:38 pm
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Question Iris Scan - Delay Processing?

I'm thinking about applying for nexus with the hope of being interviewed at the Detroit site (hours are better than DTW and CVG Global Entry locations).

It mentions that US locations do not have an iris scanner.
Will not having the iris scan delay processing/completion of my card?

THANKS
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Old Jun 23, 13, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Billiken View Post
I'm thinking about applying for nexus with the hope of being interviewed at the Detroit site (hours are better than DTW and CVG Global Entry locations).

It mentions that US locations do not have an iris scanner.
Will not having the iris scan delay processing/completion of my card?

THANKS
If you're thinking of applying, apply. I've been waiting nearly 5 weeks for my conditional approval. It's $50 for Nexus (w/ GE) vs. $100 for GE only. However, if you've been convicted of any criminal offenses, including DUI, Canada will reject your app outright.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 11:23 am
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Well, I suppose I won't be holding my breath. My guess is that it's a combination of factors described above: dual background checks by Canada and the United States, as well as our "little" problem with the sequestration.

Neither my wife nor myself have anything in our background(s) that should raise suspicions, although I don't know the depth to which these background checks go.

We've both traveled quite a bit (GE is the other motivating factor for applying to Nexus), but to nowhere unfriendly (unless you consider Iceland or Thailand to be hostile!).

Would be cool if GOES could provide more detailed status information. Oh well! I'll just keep up with my obsessive checking. :-)

Cheers!

Edit: Just saw the remark that somebody's GE application only took 10 days recently, so that definitely supports the Canadian hypothesis. My understanding is that they are interesting in traffic infractions, so some of the added time may involve pulling a driving record abstract. Haven't had a ticket since I turned 16, and now need to drive carefully until I'm approved.
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