The Nexus program and the Ontario Enhanced Licence are both designed to speed up the border crossing for travelers who are pre-approved to cross the border.
Citizens and permanent residents of Canada and the United States can apply for a NEXUS Card. A five-year membership costs CDN$50 or US$50 per person (non-refundable). NEXUS Cards are FREE for Children under the age of 18. Additional information and application instructions can be found at www.nexus.gc.ca. Applications may also be obtained from the Blue Water Bridge Canada Currency Exchange, located just before the toll booths when you are travelling from Canada to the U.S.
An enhanced driver’s licence acts as proof of identity and citizenship when traveling to the United States by road or water. A valid passport is still required to enter the United States by air. An enhanced driver’s licence is an upgrade to an Ontario driver’s licence. For more information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/enhanced-drivers-licence.