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magna 6882 01-18-2022 10:26 PM

looks like Canada cancelled all nexus appointments
 
Got an email my nexus appointment has been cancelled. They said all appointments are being cancelled and to check back later.

Peter B 01-19-2022 12:25 AM

What is a Nexus appointment, just for the uninitiated - like me for instance..? :)

Soo-Valley 01-19-2022 12:34 AM

Nexus is a secret society of cross border travelers that can mostly travel between Canada and the USA with mostly a wave and a smile, trusted travelers pre screened. With a boat you phone in your intentions and have a nice day.

soin2la 01-19-2022 12:37 AM

Wasn't that done in December already?
Maybe the backlog is such they are just getting to you now.
Edit...
Yeah, here it is; "DECEMBER 17, 2021...the CBSA will again temporarily suspend NEXUS interviews at enrolment centres in the United States starting Monday, December 20, 2021 until further notice."

magna 6882 01-19-2022 12:48 AM

What gets me is even if they are eliminating travel again across the border wouldn't it make sense to keep up with the backlog of applicants so when the border does open at some time there wont be so large a backlog.They can do the zoom interviews. Just seems nuts to ignore there will be an end to this madness or perhaps they dont want it to end.

Soo-Valley 01-19-2022 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by soin2la (Post 1069713)
Wasn't that done in December already?
Maybe the backlog is such they are just getting to you now.
Edit...
Yeah, here it is; "DECEMBER 17, 2021...the CBSA will again temporarily suspend NEXUS interviews at enrolment centres in the United States starting Monday, December 20, 2021 until further notice."

I received an email warning of that back in September and suggested to renew early, which I did and have the new card. No interview, however recent emails are confusing since it says interviews postponed indefinitely, but I have not re interviewed since original registration, so not sure it these emails are for renewals too.
New candidates are on hold until they open again.

soin2la 01-19-2022 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Soo-Valley (Post 1069718)
I received an email warning of that back in September and suggested to renew early.

Yup.

NOVEMBER 16, 2021; Existing NEXUS members who renew their membership before the expiry date printed on their card will retain their membership privileges for a 24 months grace period beyond their scheduled expiration. Therefore, please apply to renew your NEXUS membership before it expires.

magna 6882 01-19-2022 01:26 AM

my wifes interview was on the day and she hasn't got an email yet but like you say they have already shut it down the are just slow at notifying. I wish i would have caught the news. We usually go south in the winter but cancelled our plans so we would be here for the interviews .Did use the time for boat work though.

Shrew 01-19-2022 09:36 AM

Technically, they have not announced that either the US or Canada is closing the border. They have announced that they are suspending all nexus INTERVIEWS. This also doesn't mean you can't travel to Canada. It simply means you must follow the normal process, rather than a phone call and a thank you.

Let's not blow this out of proportion.

soin2la 01-19-2022 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shrew;
Technically, they have not announced that either the US or Canada is closing the border. They have announced that they are suspending all nexus INTERVIEWS. This also doesn't mean you can't travel to Canada. It simply means you must follow the normal process, rather than a phone call and a thank you.

Exactly and Iím glad you point this out. How many cross border travelers use Nexus anyway? This has more to do with (covid) human contact and staffing, than anything else.

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Originally Posted by Shrew;
Let's not blow this out of proportion.

Well thatís what happens when people spend their day scouring the internet for headlines and donít actually read the content. Or worse, leave the research and reality for others to post.

The delay in contacting pass holders should also be acceptable, how often on here do we read about the slowness of bureaucracy? And it WAS announced well in advance.

koliver 01-19-2022 11:26 AM

The Nexus program survives. It is the application for a Nexus pass from someone not yet in the program that was suspended early in Covid that has again been shelved, indefinitely. It is all about human contact for that interview, a very important step in the process, that won't be resuming any time soon.

soin2la 01-19-2022 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koliver (Post 1069835)
The Nexus program survives. It is the application for a Nexus pass from someone not yet in the program that was suspended early in Covid that has again been shelved, indefinitely. It is all about human contact for that interview, a very important step in the process, that won't be resuming any time soon.

:thumb:

Alaskan Sea-Duction 01-19-2022 01:39 PM

It will be interesting to see if NEXUS will be shut down altogether this coming summer. Last summer NEXUS cards were not accepted.

Lou_tribal 01-19-2022 08:27 PM

I renewed my nexus just when covid started, did not need an appointment but was informed that they closed any appointment and postponed them and gave a year of extension because request processing was slower.
If nexus was not accepted last summer it was certainly because border was closed.

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soin2la 01-20-2022 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction;
Last summer NEXUS cards were not accepted.

When you cleared Customs northbound last year, did CBSA remove anything from your boat?

Alaskan Sea-Duction 01-20-2022 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soin2la (Post 1070248)
When you cleared Customs northbound last year, did CBSA remove anything from your boat?

Nope. We were good.

soin2la 01-20-2022 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction (Post 1070277)
Nope. We were good.

I asked because, with the land borders closed, there were a number of landlubbers staffing the marine border.

Some didn't understand boat travel on our coast and so were a little overzealous.

Potatoes were a frequent target, leading me to think some of the agents were from PQ and into poutine.

Alaskan Sea-Duction 01-20-2022 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soin2la (Post 1070290)
I asked because, with the land borders closed, there were a number of landlubbers staffing the marine border.



Some didn't understand boat travel on our coast and so were a little overzealous.



Potatoes were a frequent target, leading me to think some of the agents were from PQ and into poutine.

The Admiral does a good job looking at the rules and making sure we were in compliance. Last year anything with seeds were not allowed. She leaves her priced Orchie at the plant sitters.

The one thing they did hit us hard on was firearms. They asked us several times if we had any firearms on board.

1. Do you have any firearms on board?

2. Do you have any ammo on board?

3. Do you have any firearms cleaning products on board? (Good thing I threw the cleaning patches over)

4. Do you own firearms?

5. Specifically which firearms do you own.

6. Where do you store your firearms?

7. Do you have any firearms training?

8. Do you have any concealed weapons permits. Which States?

They then again asked me if I had any firearms? Do you understand what will happen if we find firearms?? Last chance!

I have taken firearms across when traveling to Alaska by road. Just long guns. No pistols.

I do have a nice ss 410 shotgun that I would like to take to shoot the big halibut, but it's just too much of a PIA. As NEXUS holders, I like the fact of just calling in. With a shotgun on board, reporting to a land base border station is required.

So we just leave it at home.

Portage_Bay 01-21-2022 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soin2la (Post 1070290)



Potatoes were a frequent target, leading me to think some of the agents were from PQ and into poutine.

In years past I've had potatoes taken off at Sidney. They were Idaho spuds. So I walked up the road and bought more Idaho spuds.

Portage_Bay 01-21-2022 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction (Post 1070347)
The Admiral does a good job looking at the rules and making sure we were in compliance. Last year anything with seeds were not allowed. She leaves her priced Orchie at the plant sitters.

The one thing they did hit us hard on was firearms. They asked us several times if we had any firearms on board.

1. Do you have any firearms on board?

2. Do you have any ammo on board?

3. Do you have any firearms cleaning products on board? (Good thing I threw the cleaning patches over)

4. Do you own firearms?

5. Specifically which firearms do you own.

6. Where do you store your firearms?

7. Do you have any firearms training?

8. Do you have any concealed weapons permits. Which States?

They then again asked me if I had any firearms? Do you understand what will happen if we find firearms?? Last chance!

I have taken firearms across when traveling to Alaska by road. Just long guns. No pistols.

I do have a nice ss 410 shotgun that I would like to take to shoot the big halibut, but it's just too much of a PIA. As NEXUS holders, I like the fact of just calling in. With a shotgun on board, reporting to a land base border station is required.

So we just leave it at home.

I've had a similar experience. They also asked about drugs. Repeated the full set of questions 3 times then said "Last chance. Do you want to change any of your answers?". When I declined to change answers they conducted a thorough search. I don't want to imply that was a typical border clearance. Usually it is quite smooth and straightforward.


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