United States Announces Trilateral Agreement with Canada and Mexico to Expand Trusted Traveler Programs [August 5, 2015]   [open pdf - 148KB]

On August 5, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has joined Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico in outlining the first steps toward the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler network. The new agreement signed by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on July 10, 2015 and his Canadian and Mexican counterparts will make it easier for eligible travelers in the United States, Mexico and Canada to apply for expedited screening programs, helping to promote legitimate travel across the continent. As part of the agreement, Mexican nationals who are members of Mexico's Viajero Confiable program will be able to apply for the U.S. - Canada NEXUS trusted traveler program, making them eligible for expedited screening benefits upon arrival at international airports in the United States and Canada. The arrangement will also allow Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS to apply for Viajero Confiable, making them eligible for expedited screening benefits upon arrival at select international airports in Mexico. U.S. citizens are currently eligible to apply for the NEXUS and Viajero Confiable trusted traveler programs through existing partnerships between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Public Safety Canada and Mexico's National Institute of Migration. Eligible travelers will be able to apply for each program beginning in 2016."

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