The Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS), introduced in 2016, is an electronic travel authorization that determines the eligibility of Chinese nationals who hold a valid 10-year B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa to travel to the United States for purposes of business or leisure.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented the US visa EVUS in order to allow citizens from China to update the details of their U.S visitor visa and travel to the United States.
The EVUS enrollment allows the holder to travel to the United States under the terms of their B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, which usually allows the traveler to stay in the U.S. approximately 6 months or less.
The EVUS visa authorization is valid for 2 years from the date of approval and allows the holder to travel to the United States multiple times during its validity.
Eligible Chinese citizens are able to apply through the simple EVUS online application. It is necessary to fill in the EVUS form with personal and passport information, and answer some security-related questions, in order to complete the EVUS USA enrollment.
Those who first need to apply for a visa for the United States should contact their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for further information.