The Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) is an online registration system in which travelers holding People’s Republic of China passports and traveling to the United States on 10-year B1/B2 (visitor) visas are required to enroll. Effective November 29, 2016, such travelers will need to register once every two years to update their biographic information online. The Electronic Visa Update System is similar to other online registration systems applicable to tourists visiting America. Details of the EVUS system can be found on the CBP website.
- Enrollment will be required for all 10-year B1/B2 visa holders with passports from the People’s Republic of China, regardless of current residence.
- Travelers are encouraged to submit their EVUS enrollment well in advance of their trip to allow for processing time, and to check their enrollment status prior to departing for the airport.
- All visitors will still be required to demonstrate their admissibility to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer upon arrival at a port of entry. The airport immigration inspection is unchanged.
- A third party may submit an EVUS enrollment on the traveler’s behalf. However, the traveler is responsible for truthfulness and accuracy of all submitted information.