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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 Aug 1, 16, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by rems_spam View Post
I think I was there for about 50 minutes. They explain the program, take your finger prints and iris scan. The documents I brought were my conditional approval letter, driver's license and passport. They ask why you want nexus, why you travel to the US/Canada, what you do for work, where have you travelled recently and why, have you ever been arrested... Much like what they ask when you cross the border.
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Old Aug 1, 16, 3:15 pm
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Do I have it wrong that citizens don't need to bring proof of current address? I'm a US Citizen, and I listed my current address in the application, but

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexu...tory_Documents

Current place of residence
For permanent residents only: To demonstrate proof of your current place of residence, you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents:
That indicates to me that only permanent residents need to bring that. I can easily bring a bank statement, but my license does not match at the moment. Just wanting to double check what I actually need to bring or don't need to bring!
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Old Aug 1, 16, 10:24 pm
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That's the list of documents you need to send photocopies of if you apply using the paper application instead of GOES.

For the interview, bring the documents listed in your conditional approval letter.
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Old Aug 1, 16, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by CKDGM View Post
That's the list of documents you need to send photocopies of if you apply using the paper application instead of GOES.

For the interview, bring the documents listed in your conditional approval letter.
Yes, however I used it as a guideline so people could see where I thought some confusion was occurring. It's also basically word for word what is listed in my conditional approval letter. I'll just put a bank statement in with the rest of my paperwork and be done with it either way even if I don't end up needing it .

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Old Aug 2, 16, 7:20 am
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keep the updates coming

Thank you to everyone who has posted their updates. I applied at the end of May, and I'd like to get the kids interviewed before school starts. I'm starting to think it might just work out! Good luck to everyone, and keep those approvals coming.
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Old Aug 2, 16, 10:22 am
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Thumbs up It only took 12 weeks!

Originally Posted by SnowDude View Post
I looked on the NEXUS Site at Canada Border Services Agency. It wasn't hard to find.

Even wilder, my wife went yesterday for her appointment and was told they had no record of her appointment. It is possible that when she was making the appointment, she had missed clicking on the last button to confirm. So, now she has an appointment in September!

She asked about my application and was told that they are "still investigating his background." 10 weeks and counting... sigh!
Hallelujah! Conditional approval received today, and I got an appointment for this Thursday!

12 weeks!
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Old Aug 2, 16, 10:49 am
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It seems that earlier in the year the approvals were much quicker. For me it was :

Applied March 25th.
Conditional Approval: April 10th, 2016
Interview (initial availability) : October 11, 2016
Current appointment : August 2, 2016

Was able to get it earlier by checking the site often. Had many opportunities to get the slot much earlier but always 1 and I needed 2 spots for 2 people at the "same time". Finally founded last week.
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Old Aug 2, 16, 12:07 pm
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Didn't get approved yet but I see GOES website have been updated to require a verification that you are not a bot upon login. I'm guessing it is to prevent people from scripting to automatically check for earlier appointments?
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Old Aug 2, 16, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
Didn't get approved yet but I see GOES website have been updated to require a verification that you are not a bot upon login. I'm guessing it is to prevent people from scripting to automatically check for earlier appointments?
That required check box just started today.
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Old Aug 2, 16, 1:06 pm
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That's right. It wasn't there yesterday.
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Old Aug 2, 16, 2:18 pm
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Nice to see some happy folks in this thread. Hoping they start processing more than 1 day of applications each calendar day in order to catch up to the former 2-3 weeks processing time. So any and all conditional approval updates are welcome.
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Old Aug 2, 16, 3:28 pm
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Anybody have a timeline for post-interview processing? My interview was 16 days ago and it still says "Interview scheduled" under status on my GOES account. I was told it would be 2 weeks.
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Old Aug 2, 16, 3:51 pm
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Applied- May 17th
Conditional Approval- August 2nd (11 weeks)

First available interview- Detroit- August 10th
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Old Aug 2, 16, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by rems_spam View Post
Anybody have a timeline for post-interview processing? My interview was 16 days ago and it still says "Interview scheduled" under status on my GOES account. I was told it would be 2 weeks.
That is what I was told just few hours ago. But I asked about the email notification and that was not confirmed if its part of the process.

Note: I did receive an email notification today, 24 hrs after the interview indicating approval, now just need the card.

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Old Aug 2, 16, 10:10 pm
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PROD-GOES - Account Status Change

Applied online 5/20/2016, conditional approval 8/2/2016.

Wife applied 5/23/2016, still pending
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