NEWPORT — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency has announced a series of opportunities next week for Vermonters to more conveniently enroll in the NEXUS program. There will be four of these mobile enrollment events across the state, with Newport’s event being held June 5, at the Gateway Center.
NEXUS allows expedited screening for approved enrollees at the northern border and many airports across the country.
Those interested must first complete an online application in order to schedule an appointment at any of the four Vermont mobile enrollment events.
Expedited processing by U.S. and Canadian officials.
Faster passage with a dedicated lane at peak travel hours at Highgate Springs border crossing.
Provides access to the PreCheck security line at many airports nationwide and at marine reporting locations, including Lake Champlain and Lake Memphramagog.
How to sign up for NEXUS:
Vermonters must apply using the Global On-line Enrollment System. There is a $50 application fee.
Once you have submitted your application online, schedule an interview at one of four Vermont mobile enrollment locations open the week of June 2.
Call 802-524-6527 to schedule an interview. Be ready to provide the application ID number assigned to you when you submitted your online application.
Bring a valid passport and picture identification with you to your appointment at the mobile enrollment site.
Canadians are welcome to sign up for the NEXUS program, and should follow the same procedure.
“55 percent of guests that come to Jay Peak each year are from Eastern Canada,” said Bill Stenger, President and CEO of Jay Peak Resort. “They have a choice in where they go and, while safety and security is a priority, anything we can do to make it more efficient for them to come into Vermont is important. NEXUS is a great example of how we can do that. I have a NEXUS card and use it whenever I can and it really helps. This is a program that I am very pleased is being promoted.”
Vermont NEXUS mobile enrollment events (appointment required):
June 2 – South Burlington at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 228 Aviation Avenue, Suite 100 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
June 3 – Montpelier at the Statehouse, 115 State Street (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
June 4 – St. Albans at the Federal Building, 50 South Main Street (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
June 5 – Newport at Gateway Center, 84 Fyfe Drive (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
“Increasing participation in the NEXUS program is a fast-track solution to shorten the processing time at U.S.-Canadian Customs entries,” said Megan Smith, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. “Less time parked in line at the border means more time doing business and generating tourism dollars.”