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crossing the borders: CAN PASS and what else?

Old 02-13-2008, 10:25 PM
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Default crossing the borders: CAN PASS and what else?

I crossed the border many times in my boat. But I know there is a way to do it faster than stopping at border, wait an hour ( or 2 when busy), then go.

I know a word like CAN PASS... I think it is used to come back in canada without stopping.

What do I need to go TO u.s without stopping? I know there is something to do it, just don't know what it is...

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:41 PM
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There is a system at the airports called Nexus. It allows for pre-screened Canadian - US citizens to cross the border with a quick retinal scan. Beats standing in the Customs and Immigration lines.

Here is an older press release (2002). It is active at many more crossings now.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:50 PM
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Jeff, here is the link to NEXUS. It works coming and going. There is a $50.00 app fee and it takes 6 to 8 weeks to get approval. You also have to go for an interview. My application is in now and I am waiting.

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