What Every B-1/B-2 Chinese Visitor to the United States Needs to Know

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

Any Chinese national traveling to the United States on a People’s Republic of China passport with a ten-year B-1 visa, B-2 visa or combined B-1/B-2 visa  will be required to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) program as of November 26, 2016.  B-1/B-2 visas allow an individual to visit the United States for temporary trips for business or leisure travel.  Enrollment and updating of EVUS will need to be completed BEFORE an individual attempts to travel on his or her passport.

What is EVUS?

The Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) is a new, electronic system that will maintain an individual’s up-to-date biographic information, while allow individuals the maximum period of visa validity and maintaining security.

How much does it cost to enroll in EVUS?

$8 USD.

How long is it good for?

An EVUS registration/enrollment will be valid for two years OR
When the traveler’s visa or passport expires, whichever occurs sooner.

Individuals seeking assistance with EVUS enrollment, or additional questions are advised to contact Celebrezze Law for guidance.