CBP Announces Additional Details about the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

September 30, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced all People’s Republic of China passport holders carrying a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa will be required to have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment when traveling to the United States beginning on November 29, 2016. EVUS is the online system used by nationals of the People’s Republic of China holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa to update basic biographic information to facilitate their travel to the United States. The fee to enroll in the system is $8 and enrollments are valid for two years or until the traveler obtains a new passport or visa, whichever comes first.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expects to begin accepting early EVUS enrollments on a voluntary basis in mid-October, before enrollments become mandatory on November 29, 2016. At that time, all individuals carrying maximum validity (10-year) B1/B2, B1, and B2 visas in passports issued by the People’s Republic of China may enroll in EVUS to ensure that they do not experience any inconvenience on or after November 29, 2016. Travelers are encouraged to check www.cbp.gov/EVUS for more information.

For details of the CBP announcements on EVUS program, please visit https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-announces-additional-details-about-electronic-visa-update-0#