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Chinese Visitors to the U.S. Must Register Online for U.S. Travel After October 2016

7 Sep

Beginning November 1, 2016, Chinese citizens who hold 10-year B visas for visitor travel to the United States must register online with the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before they travel to the United States.

B-1/B-2 visa holders from China will be required to pay an enrollment fee and complete an online enrollment process with EVUS before they may be admitted to the United States. The EVUS system will require periodic online updates, usually every two years, or when the traveler’s passport or visa will expire, whichever comes first.

EVUS registration requirements initially will apply only to travelers entering the United States with a 10-year B-1/B-2 visa in a People’s Republic of China passport, though the U.S. CBP has suggested that the program may expand to include citizens of other countries in the future.

As always, Foster will continue to monitor procedural requirements for admission to the United States and will provide additional information in future Immigration Updates© and on our firm’s website at www.fosterglobal.com.