What is the Electronic Visa Enrolment System (EVUS)?
The Electronic Visa Update System, or EVUS, is a new electronic system which automatically determines eligibility to travel to the United States for temporary tourist or business trips on the following 10-year U.S. visitor visa types:
- class B1,
- class B2, or
- class B1/B2.
Chinese travellers who who must enrol with EVUS prior to travel to the United States.
An EVUS is not a Visa. Chinese travellers who plan to travel to the United States as visitors must possess a valid visitor Visa, class B1, B2 or B1/B2. Travellers who are People’s Republic of China citizens / Nationals with B1, B2, or B1/B2 10 year valid Visas only, are required to enrol with EVUS and must have a Visa prior to travel. If you are enrolled with EVUS and arrive at the airport the traveller will be able to travel to the United States.
Any other class of Visa that is not B1, B2, or B1/B2 with a 10 year validity will not be required to apply for an EVUS.
Who Needs an EVUS?
Citizens of China with valid Chinese passports who are travelling to the United States of America on a 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 US Visa for business or pleasure must get an EVUS before travelling to the US, but after getting their visa.
Where Can I Get an EVUS?
When Do I Need to Get My EVUS?
You should get your EVUS after you have been approved for a 10-year visa to the United States but have yet to travel to the US.
Why Do I Need the EVUS?
Enrolling with EVUS is a requirement under U.S. Immigration law if you are travelling to the United States for temporary business or tourism with a U.S. visitor Visa, class B1, B2 or B1/B2.
How Long Does it Take to Get My EVUS?
20 minutes or so.
How Do I Get My EVUS
Go to the US EVUS site and follow the instructions.