Automated Border Clearance, Nexus & CANPASS

Automated Border Clearance, NEXUS and CANPASS Air are programs providing expedited border clearance for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travellers.

Automated Border Clearance

The new Automated Border Clearance kiosks are a secure and innovative service designed to accelerate passenger screening and border processing. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who have a valid Canadian passport or permanent resident card now have the option of using an Automated Border Clearance kiosk upon returning to Canada.

It is important to note that in all cases, eligible travellers who choose to use these kiosks must continue to have their travel documents verified by a border services officer.

Learn more about Automated Border Clearance.


NEXUS is a bi-national program implemented by both the CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection that offers expedited border clearance in the air, land and marine modes of travel.  Members can clear the border faster when travelling to both Canada and the United States utilizing dedicated processing lanes, or kiosks such as the ones at YVR.

Learn more about

NEXUS including eligibility and the application process here.


CANPASS Air is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program allowing members to clear the border faster when arriving in Canada from any country in the world.  Using self-service kiosks available at eight international airports across Canada – including YVR- members are confirmed using biometric technology. 

Learn more about CANPASS Air including eligibility and the application process.

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