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[Merged] NEXUS pass?

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I'm about to apply for nexus, I'm a student so I've had a 2 month gap in employment after graduation.
I also worked a job for 3 months, though quit. Should I put these on my nexus application or does it really not matter?
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implyingdoesitforfree wrote:
Feb 14th, 2017 12:47 pm
I'm about to apply for nexus, I'm a student so I've had a 2 month gap in employment after graduation.
I also worked a job for 3 months, though quit. Should I put these on my nexus application or does it really not matter?
Yes, put both the job and the gap in your employment history on the application.
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Went across the border last week - Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia - and on the US side I was asked many more questions than is usual with a Nexus.
Previous to the Trump era, I was often passed through without any questions at all - just "Have a nice day".
I was also instructed to turn off my truck while the officer opened my tailgate to look in. (Nothing in there)
I believe the word "Trusted" may not be associated with "Traveller" any more.
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Psychopathetic wrote:
Feb 14th, 2017 2:19 pm
Went across the border last week - Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia - and on the US side I was asked many more questions than is usual with a Nexus.
Previous to the Trump era, I was often passed through without any questions at all - just "Have a nice day".
I was also instructed to turn off my truck while the officer opened my tailgate to look in. (Nothing in there)
I believe the word "Trusted" may not be associated with "Traveller" any more.
perhaps they say your avatar pic and nickname on RFD. j/k but yeah it feels alot different going to the other side of the border now. Feels like more tension from what i see
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I used my Nexus card a couple of times a month; haven't noticed any differences since Trump's election/inauguration/travel ban at the land crossings.
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Quick question, but when at land crossings, is it required to tap/wave all the occupants' cards in front of the large NFC readers or just one? And does this apply on both directions? When I crossed at the whirlpool bridge I presented one and the gate (on the Cdn side) opened. Then before reaching the US agent, I had to flash my cards again in front of the reader. There was a little display. Is that the number of cards it detected or the number of occupants in the vehicle it detected and making sure it matches the number of cards scanned.
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It's the number of cards.
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kitty wrote:
Feb 14th, 2017 8:18 pm
I used my Nexus card a couple of times a month; haven't noticed any differences since Trump's election/inauguration/travel ban at the land crossings.
Me either I have not seen a difference. In fact last Saturday when I went the US I crossed in Niagara Falls, CBP didn't even ask me a single question. The guy just looked at me and my card and said have a nice day. No purpose of your visit, where do you live nothing at all. Canadians coming back asked the usual tax collecting questions.
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I did see a protest with about 300-400 folks (mostly Mexicans) they were marching along a main st with police guidance
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I helped my wife apply for her NEXUS card last week, let's see how long it takes this time. (It took me almost 5 months last year because I applied in the summer and apparently that was the busy period)
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Feb 20th, 2017 7:17 pm
I helped my wife apply for her NEXUS card last week, let's see how long it takes this time. (It took me almost 5 months last year because I applied in the summer and apparently that was the busy period)
Have you heard anything back? I'm thinking of applying and wondering low long it takes after the approval of app to get/book an interview.
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TorontoEh wrote:
Mar 9th, 2017 7:38 pm
Have you heard anything back? I'm thinking of applying and wondering low long it takes after the approval of app to get/book an interview.
The approval of the application is the longest part of the wait. Once it's approved you can get an appointment within a week easily if you're open to weekday times and traveling a few hours away.
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TorontoEh wrote:
Mar 9th, 2017 7:38 pm
Have you heard anything back? I'm thinking of applying and wondering low long it takes after the approval of app to get/book an interview.
3 month average I would say..just keep checking the "goes" website or wait for an email.
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Here's the dates for a recent-ish application for a family member:

2016-May-09 Applied for Nexus card via snail mail
2016-Sep-07 Conditional approval, need to schedule interview
2016-Sep-27 Interview
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TorontoEh wrote:
Mar 9th, 2017 7:38 pm
Have you heard anything back? I'm thinking of applying and wondering low long it takes after the approval of app to get/book an interview.
Not yet but I'll keep you posted.
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