November 30, 2016

U.S. Now Requires EVUS Registration for Chinese Nationals

Starting November 29, 2016, US Citizenship and Border Protection requires all nationals of the People’s Republic of China who hold a 10-year B-1/B-2 visitor visa to register under a new program called “Electronic Visa Update System” or “EVUS.”

B-1 is a business visitor visa, and B-2 is a “visitor for pleasure” or tourist visa. The EVUS registration rule applies to Chinese nationals who obtain new 10-year B-1/B-2 visas as well as Chinese nationals who already have 10-year B-1/B-2 visas.

Travelers subject to EVUS who have not completed EVUS registration will not be issued airline boarding passes nor entry to the U.S. through a land port of entry.

CBP intends to extend EVUS to citizens and nationals of additional countries in the future. See for more information. To register go to

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