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[Merged] NEXUS pass?

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B0000rt wrote:
Sep 12th, 2016 1:30 pm
FYI, I scoured through every post (starting Dec 2013) on the flyertalk's Nexus thread and put together a chart of everyones approval times.

This should help anyone wanting to apply between June and October :)
More data for you - applied November 18, Conditional Approval December 26 - 38 days; Interview 1 week later in Fort Erie, waiting for my card.

I beat the average, I must be an upstanding citizen :D
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Applied Oct 15, Conditional Approval Dec 5 - 51 days; Interview scheduled for Jan 21 at YYZ
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for those that have done the interview, once you have your appointment scheduled. Do you just walk in at your timeslot and do the interview right away? or is there still a long wait time when you arrive at lets say the YYZ location for example? Is there an actual time slot youre reserved for or are you just booking a day to go in and NOT a specific time?
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jon_yau wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 2:59 pm
for those that have done the interview, once you have your appointment scheduled. Do you just walk in at your timeslot and do the interview right away? or is there still a long wait time when you arrive at lets say the YYZ location for example? Is there an actual time slot youre reserved for or are you just booking a day to go in and NOT a specific time?
I waited for around 10-15mins last time at YYZ
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jon_yau wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 2:59 pm
for those that have done the interview, once you have your appointment scheduled. Do you just walk in at your timeslot and do the interview right away? or is there still a long wait time when you arrive at lets say the YYZ location for example? Is there an actual time slot youre reserved for or are you just booking a day to go in and NOT a specific time?
I went to the office at Pearson Terminal 1.

You walk into the office. There is a sign saying to sign in at the table on the opposite end of the waiting area. So you walk over there and put your name, appointment time, and the current time on the list.
The officers come check the list and call out names and you go over to the wicket.

I probably arrived 10 minutes earlier than my appointment and only waited a short while. I was probably out 5 minutes after my scheduled appointment time.
A lady who came after me and had an appointment later than I did was called as I was leaving. So in my experience you are in and out pretty quick.

Me:
Application Date: Sept 18
Conditional Approval: Nov 20
Interview: Jan 7

I could have had an earlier interview but I wanted the Nexus office to return to Terminal 1 rather than doing my interview at the temporary location.
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jon_yau wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 2:59 pm
for those that have done the interview, once you have your appointment scheduled. Do you just walk in at your timeslot and do the interview right away? or is there still a long wait time when you arrive at lets say the YYZ location for example? Is there an actual time slot youre reserved for or are you just booking a day to go in and NOT a specific time?
Both times (2010 and 2015) we were early for our interview.

The first time (Fort Erie) the US interviewer said "Are you the xxxs?", we said "Yes" and he said "Normally Canada does you first, but if you don't mind me first, I can start with you right away", and so we did.

The second time (Toronto Pearson) we booked a conservative time as we were having our interviews in the middle of a CDG-YYZ-YQR connection, but we were over an hour early for our appointment. We put our names on the paper list as requested, and were called up within three or four minutes. We were out of the interview centre, through security and in the lounge relaxing before our scheduled interview time.
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there are reports that NEXUS /fast line are all closed now at every border crossing
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2Riskit wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 3:52 pm
there are reports that NEXUS /fast line are all closed now at every border crossing
Does anyone have more info on this?
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Dorienna wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 4:38 pm
Does anyone have more info on this?
Peach Arch open according to CBP's website:
https://apps.cbp.gov/bwt/display_rss_po ... ort=300402

Blaine - Peace Arch
10 minutes ago
Hours: 24 hrs/day
Date: 2/3/2017
Maximum Lanes: N/A
Standard Lanes: N/A
Fast Lanes: N/A
Maximum Lanes: 10
Standard Lanes: At 1:00 pm PST no delay 5 lane(s) open
Readylane: At 1:00 pm PST no delay 1 lane(s) open
Nexus Lanes: At 1:00 pm PST no delay 1 lane(s) open
Maximum Lanes: N/A
Standard Lanes: N/A
Readylane: N/A
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Was just about to post this. Things are really getting out of control
deleted to keep the site family friendly. Was about copping sick fadez.
Well there's no sick fadez left to be copped now that the regimen cannot be admired in all its glory
RIP sick fadez.
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Awful. If the Nexus process isn't "extreme vetting" I don't know what is.
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2Riskit wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 3:52 pm
there are reports that NEXUS /fast line are all closed now at every border crossing
This shows that as of right now, 9 locations have open NEXUS lanes and 9 have closed NEXUS lanes:
https://bwt.cbp.gov/index.html?com=1&pa ... ,3009,3310

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