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[Merged] NEXUS pass?

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I'm in buffalo for the weekend via the whirlpool nexus crossing. Just bought a massive bottle of sailor jerrys and plan to bring back 1L of it once the weekend is over. Can I even bring it back since it would be open alcohol even though it'd be in the trunk? Thanks for the help guys.
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nasa25 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2016 4:51 pm
I'm in buffalo for the weekend via the whirlpool nexus crossing. Just bought a massive bottle of sailor jerrys and plan to bring back 1L of it once the weekend is over. Can I even bring it back since it would be open alcohol even though it'd be in the trunk? Thanks for the help guys.
Yes, it's fine. I bring back open bottles all the time. I have a travel trailer so we'll often have some partial spirits or wine coming back with us.
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i6s1 wrote:
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Yes, it's fine. I bring back open bottles all the time. I have a travel trailer so we'll often have some partial spirits or wine coming back with us.
Perfect. Thanks for the response.
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Not too long ago, I wrote a post on my family travel blog about the Nexus application process. Some people may find it useful, but I wrote it in the context of having kids. http://www.savvyfamilytravels.com/cross-border-quickly/

Getting a Nexus card was probably one of my better decisions.
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Wife and I both have NEXUS and our kid is conditionally approved, just need the interview.

Do you for sure need a scheduled interview or can we pop in (we have a domestic flight next week, so easiest for us to go prior to...)
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You could try popping in but schedule the interview anyway just in case they can't take him. I would guess that if they say they can, he might have to wait an hour or more before they can take him. It might not be worth it.
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coleworld wrote:
Dec 8th, 2016 1:35 pm
Wife and I both have NEXUS and our kid is conditionally approved, just need the interview.

Do you for sure need a scheduled interview or can we pop in (we have a domestic flight next week, so easiest for us to go prior to...)
I'd book the appt and then try to drop in during the flight.
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hogtown4eva wrote:
Dec 7th, 2016 2:35 pm
Not too long ago, I wrote a post on my family travel blog about the Nexus application process. Some people may find it useful, but I wrote it in the context of having kids. http://www.savvyfamilytravels.com/cross-border-quickly/

Getting a Nexus card was probably one of my better decisions.
Your blog post implies that global entry is the same as nexus, it is not. Nexus comes with global entry benefits, but is not really global entry.

US citizens can apply for nexus the same way Canadians can, but global entry only allows expedited access into the US, not Canada. It is definitely not the same thing.

Global entry also has reciprocal benefits with some other countries overseas which are not available to nexus cardholders.

Certain US cards reimburse global entry application fees but not nexus applications
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And related to the above, I don't think you can get Global Entry or NEXUS if you don't have a passport, so you can't use it as a means of avoiding passport fees.
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You could, technically. I applied for my infant's nexus card before passport, and was conditionally approved with only birth certificate

There's even a guy on Flyertalk that somehow managed to get a nexus card without an underlying passport, by continuously pointing out that the nexus can be used as a standalone travel document for land crossings

Which kind of begs the question if the nexus is a really a standalone travel document or if it's a incremental one that piggy backs off of existing valid passports. God knows agents are volcanic when your passport attached is listed as expired
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Thank you for the feedback. I didn't think the distinction was that different, but you are clearly right. I will make some changes to my blog to correct this information.
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For the record, an update on my paper application! I ended up calling a couple weeks ago to check up on my application status, lo and behold the customs agent told me there's a huge backlog getting letters out, and that I had been conditionally approved on Nov. 19! Scheduled my interview the past Friday at Pearson, didn't have to answer any questions. Updated my employment history and the CBP/CBSA agents there told me I was approved. So once again, around 2.5-3 months from mailing of applications to approval.
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Can you use the nexus lane for non-domestic and non-US flights (i.e. international flights)?
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john.canad wrote:
Dec 19th, 2016 1:10 pm
Can you use the nexus lane for non-domestic and non-US flights (i.e. international flights)?
Yes anywhere in Canada you will get priority screening.

Edit correction at most major airports you get priority screening or queue jump see website for details

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