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Old 12-10-2014, 04:29 PM   #11
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but its for US residents only.
I have Global Entry and the kiosk works for me. I've used it in DFW and LA returning from South America or Australia.

Linda, yah, the entry into the Sumas crossing is a bit contorted and we don't use it much. It's possible in a huge line up situation that you'd have to wait a bit with the regular folks until you could turn into the Nexus lane. Even in a worse case situation it's still way better.

I don't think any security agency would be silly enough to say "Hey we checked you out so we'll never check again" In fact, the first two times we used it we wondered what the advantage was because we still got the questions etc. After that it's been clear sailing. But you're still eligible for random checks, it's what keeps people from being tempted to abuse the system.

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Old 12-10-2014, 04:55 PM   #12
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When I went to Chilliwack last month I went through the regular slow lane. I've had a Washington State Enhanced Drivers License for some time and thought it was good only for proving my citizenship without having to carry a passport when going into Canada. That was the intent when I first got it several years ago and before the NEXUS program.

The border guards, going both ways, accepted the EDL but made no mention of my being able use it for the fast lane. Now with all this talk I decided to do some investigation. And what did I discover? Yes, by golly, an EDL can be used in the NEXUS lanes so when I go to pick up “Escaping Reality” next month I’ll give it a try.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:11 PM   #13
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That's great for you but I'm a little surprised. I have an enhanced license also and I'd never heard that it could be used in the Nexus lane and the signage doesn't seem to indicate that. The process in obtaining both items is quite different and the Nexus process does require dual country interviews (in one location) as well as fingerprints and an iris scan which the enhanced license didn't require. But if it works for you, good, you'll save time.

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Old 12-10-2014, 05:16 PM   #14
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Perhaps what was meant was that the Washington State EDL can be used in lieu of a passport and in conjunction with a Nexus pass, not in lieu of a Nexus pass?
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:34 PM   #15
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Perhaps what was meant was that the Washington State EDL can be used in lieu of a passport and in conjunction with a Nexus pass, not in lieu of a Nexus pass?
That seems like a probable situation because before you can even get to the booth you have to stop at a sensor station and hold up Nexus cards for each person in the vehicle.

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Old 12-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #16
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I just signed up for the first steps of a Nexus card online and I noticed that if you go through the government customs sites (U.S. or Canada), the fee is $50. If you go through a third party, it is much more (I saw from $100 to $200 or more in company fees, in addition to the $50 background check fee). Quite a rip-off!
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:00 PM   #17
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Wow, didn't know that non US residents could use Global Entry, Ron. Good to know, thanks.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:24 PM   #18
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It's not authoritative, but Types of Documentation » ezbordercrossing.com looks like a good summary of the various border-crossing documents.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:46 AM   #19
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Perhaps what was meant was that the Washington State EDL can be used in lieu of a passport and in conjunction with a Nexus pass, not in lieu of a Nexus pass?
Good possibility, Karen. It was the state DOL that told me the EDL could be used in the NEXUS lane and, perhaps, not fully understanding what I was asking.
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Hi: Catchlight... Nexus is not avail. to me as I'm on the wanted list for attempting to import a 1/4 of a red pepper into the US. Alf
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For sure you have to be careful what you try taking into the US as far as food is concerned. Coming into Canada we often have groceries and are never asked what kinds of food.

Just three days ago I made the mistake of saying we were going to church and a "pot luck" lunch but said we had no food. Well, suddenly we happened to be randomly selected for search. Pulled into garage three agents checked the car and one asked "who packed the food." My mind reeled for a second wondering what I had left in the trunk then again said we have no food. The intent was to go to a grocery store in the US before church knowing the sticky food rules. They also handed us a sheet outlining what is and isn't allowed into the US for food.

We would consider Nexus but usually always land crossing and our Nexus lanes are open only two hours weekday mornings to US and two hours afternoons coming back.

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