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#1 Randy W

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:11 AM

Beginning in Nov. 29, 2016, Chinese travelers with 10 year visas to the U.S. will be required to periodically update their biographical information

 

from the People's Daily

 

Visa is not enough, Chinese required extra info to enter US

 

The Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) is the online system for Chinese travelers to update basic biographic information to facilitate their travel to the United States. Beginning in November 2016, Chinese travelers will need to go online and update their information in order to comply with EVUS requirements.

 

 

from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

 

Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How do travelers use EVUS?

As of now, there is nothing Chinese travelers need to do.  Beginning in November 2016, Chinese travelers will need to go online and update their information in order to comply with EVUS requirements.

As the system is developed and the launch date gets closer, the U.S. Government will ensure that information about the EVUS process is readily available.  More information will be provided regarding how to make entry into the United States as easy as possible.

 

 

 

There is no word yet on whether China will reciprocate by instituting a similar program.


Edited by Randy W, 25 November 2016 - 01:55 AM.


#2 Randy W

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:52 AM

The CBP site states that this was agreed to in the original 10yr visa agreements - "The arrangement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating their biographical information." - and that it presently applies only to Chinese traveler

 

Will EVUS enrollment be required for admittance into the United States?

Starting in November 2016, yes. The Governments of the United States and China entered into an agreement on a reciprocal basis, to issue visitor visas with 10-year validity. The arrangement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating their biographical information. Completing this form will help facilitate the admission of Chinese travelers into the United States.

 

 



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:03 AM

......
 
There is no word yet on whether China will reciprocate by instituting a similar program.

They already have all our information! Updated, too.

Notice they are only targeting B1/B2. I think there have been claims that agents of national offices are operating here to, among other things, spy on Chinese nationals.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:48 AM

It looks like Chinese passport holders with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visas will need to enter (or at least verify) their information EVERY TWO YEARS.



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 12:17 AM

An email update from the State Dept

 


Message to U.S. Citizens 
 
Beginning November 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will require People's Republic of China Passport holders who have 10-year tourist and business visas to input their information (name, birth date, employment, etc.) in an online platform before traveling to the United States. This online platform is called the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS). 
 
 
Although EVUS enrollment is not a requirement for U.S. citizens, as a U.S. citizen residing in China, we recognize that you may receive questions from relatives, colleagues, and friends about EVUS, and we want to ensure that you have accurate and complete information to share.  Below please find critical information summarizing the EVUS program. For more information, please also visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS.  
 
 
What is EVUS? 
 
 
Background: In November 2014, the United States and China entered into a historic agreement to issue visitor and business travel visas (B1/B2, B1, and B2) with 10-year validity. That same agreement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating their personal information. Enrollment in this system, called EVUS, will become mandatory for these travelers beginning November 29, 2016. 
 
Requirements: Individuals with a passport issued by the People's Republic of China and bearing a maximum validity (10-year), B1 (visitor for business), B2 (visitor for pleasure), or combination B1/B2 visa will be required to complete an EVUS enrollment at www.EVUS.gov [links to www.evus.gov/]  prior to traveling to the United States. An enrollment is generally valid for two years or until the traveler?s visa or passport expires, whichever comes first. 
 
 
Key Facts: 
 
How much does EVUS cost? CBP is not collecting a fee for an EVUS enrollment at this time. CBP anticipates an EVUS enrollment fee will eventually be implemented, but there is currently no time frame for when the fee will be imposed. Until the fee is implemented, travelers can complete their EVUS enrollment without charge.  
 
How do travelers enroll? Can someone enroll on their behalf? Enrollments can be submitted at www.EVUS.gov. Each EVUS enrollment requires the traveler to provide his or her name, birth date, emergency contact, passport information, and biographical and employment information. Travelers also must answer questions related to travel eligibility. A third party such as a friend, relative, or travel industry professional may submit the required information. The traveler is responsible for the truthfulness and accuracy of all information submitted on his or her behalf. 
 
How long will it take to enroll? What does the traveler need to complete an enrollment?  For most travelers it will take 10-15 minutes to answer the questions and verify the information. After travelers submit their information, most responses will return within minutes, but some may take up to 72 hours. CBP encourages travelers to enroll in EVUS when they begin planning their trip to the United States to avoid uncertainties as CBP cannot guarantee a maximum processing time. In order to successfully load the EVUS website, those completing an EVUS enrollment should make sure that the latest version of their internet browser is installed on their computer or mobile device (phone or tablet). The internet browser must support 128-bit encryption, be able to accept cookies, and be JavaScript enabled. Enrollees must have their passport and their visa, as well as an emergency contact?s information in the United States. 
 
When do travelers have to enroll? All Chinese nationals holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 and B2 visa in a passport issued by the People's Republic of China who plan to travel to the United States on or after November 29 must have a valid EVUS enrollment.Those traveling by air will not be permitted to board their flight without a successful EVUS enrollment. If arriving at a land or sea port of entry, the traveler will be required to have a valid EVUS enrollment before being admitted to the United States. 
 
What if my friend, co-worker, family member, or acquaintance needs help with an enrollment? For assistance with an EVUS enrollment, please visit CBP's informational website at www.cbp.gov/EVUS or call the EVUS Call Center at 1-202-325-0180. Except for U.S. federal holidays, the Call Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is staffed with Mandarin speaking operators. You may also contact the Call Center by email at evus@cbp.dhs.gov [links to mailto:evus@cbp.dhs.gov]. Although Call Center is available to available to answer questions travelers might have regarding EVUS, all EVUS enrollments must be submitted online by a travelers or a third party. 
 
Don't Delay, Enroll Today! Not enrolling in EVUS before departing for the United States may delay a traveler's travel plans. CBP strongly encourages all People's Republic of China passport holders with 10-year visas to enroll now at www.EVUS.gov.  For more information about the EVUS program, visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS
 
致美国公民 
 
自2016年11月29日起,美国国土安全部美国海关和边境保护局(CBP)将要求持中华人民共和国护照并同时持有10年期旅游和商务签证的旅客赴美前在线提交他们的信息(姓名、出生日期、就业信息等)。该在线平台被称为签证更新电子系统(EVUS)。 
 
尽管EVUS登记这一要求并不适用于美国公民,但作为一名在华居住的美国公民,可能会有亲属、同事和朋友向您询问有关EVUS的问题。我们希望确保您有准确完整的信息与他人分享。我们特此提供给您以下关于EVUS的关键信息。如需更多信息,请访问www.cbp.gov/EVUS。 
 
什么是签证更新电子系统(EVUS)? 
 
背景:2014年11月,美中两国就签发10年有效期旅游和商务签证(B1/B2B1B2签证)达成了历史性的协议。该协议规定旅客须定期完成在线表格填写以更新个人信息。自2016年11月29日起,上述旅客将被强制要求在EVUS系统上进行登记。 
 
 
要求:持有中国人民共和国护照并同时持有最长有效期(10年期)B1(商务)、B2(旅游)或两者结合的B1/B2签证的个人将被要求在赴美前登录www.EVUS.gov [links to www.evus.gov/]完成EVUS登记。EVUS登记的有效期一般为两年,或者截至旅客的签证或护照中有任何一者过期之时,以两者中先过期者为准。 
 
关键信息: 
EVUS登记的费用是多少?美国海关和边境保护局(CBP)目前不收取EVUS登记费用。美国海关和边境保护局(CBP)预期EVUS登记收费最终会实施,但目前尚未落实执行时间。在收费实施前,旅客可以免费完成EVUS登记。 
 
旅客如何进行登记?其他人可以代替他们登记吗?请登录www.EVUS.gov提交登记。每次EVUS登记将要求旅客提供本人姓名、出生日期、紧急联系人、护照信息以及个人和就业信息。旅客还须回答旅行资格相关问题。朋友、亲属、专业的旅游业从业人员等第三方可以代表旅客提交所需的信息。旅客本人应对代表其提交的全部信息的真实性和准确性负责。 
 
进行登记需要多长时间?完成登记需要准备什么?大部分旅客需要花10-15分钟回答问题并验证信息。旅客提交信息之后,大多数情况下能在数分钟内收到回复,但个别情况可能最长需要72小时。因为无法保证最长的处理时间为多久,美国海关和边境保护局(CBP)强烈建议旅客在开始计划赴美旅行时就进行EVUS登记,以避免无法预知的状况。为了成功地加载EVUS网页,进行EVUS登记的旅客应该确保电脑或移动设备(手机或平板电脑)的网络浏览器为最新版本。浏览器必须支持128位加密,且开启了浏览器缓存(cookies)和JavaScript功能。登记者必须有护照、签证以及在美紧急情况联系人的信息。 
 
旅客什么时候必须进行登记?所有持10年期B1/B2B1B2签证和中华人民共和国护照的中国公民,若计划在2016年11月29日或之后赴美,必须有有效的EVUS登记。搭乘航班赴美的旅客如未在EVUS上登记成功,将不被获准登机。从陆地或海港口岸抵达的旅客也必须持有效的EVUS登记才能入境美国。
 
如果我的朋友、同事、亲属或熟人在登记时需要帮助,应该怎么做?如需获得帮助进行EVUS登记,请参见美国海关和边境保护局(CBP)的信息网站www.cbp.gov/EVUS 或拨打EVUS客服中心的电话:1-202-325-0180。除了美国联邦假日外,该客服中心提供7天24小时服务,并配备普通话专员。您也可以发送邮件至evus@cbp.dhs.gov [links to mailto:evus@cbp.dhs.gov]联系客服中心。尽管客服中心可以回答旅客关于EVUS的问题,但所有的EVUS登记必须由旅客本人或第三方在线提交。 
 
 
别推迟了,今天就登记吧!如果在赴美出发前未进行EVUS登记,旅客的旅行计划可能会被延迟。美国海关和边境保护局(CBP)强烈建议所有持10年期签证的中华人民共和国护照持有者现在就登陆www.EVUS.gov 进行登记。如需更多有关EVUS的信息,请访问www.cbp.gov/EVUS

 


Edited by Randy W, 26 March 2017 - 05:00 AM.


#6 Beachey

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:15 PM

 

 

All Chinese nationals holding a 10-year B1/B2B1 and B2 visa in a passport issued by the People's Republic of China who plan to travel to the United States on or after November 29 must have a valid EVUS enrollment.Those traveling by air will not be permitted to board their flight without a successful EVUS enrollment. If arriving at a land or sea port of entry, the traveler will be required to have a valid EVUS enrollment before being admitted to the United States. 

 

Did this last night for Baba, went through in about 10 minutes.  Do I have to give the confirmation number to the airline? Does he need it when he checks in? How are the airlines verifying enrollment?



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:00 PM

 

 

 

All Chinese nationals holding a 10-year B1/B2B1 and B2 visa in a passport issued by the People's Republic of China who plan to travel to the United States on or after November 29 must have a valid EVUS enrollment.Those traveling by air will not be permitted to board their flight without a successful EVUS enrollment. If arriving at a land or sea port of entry, the traveler will be required to have a valid EVUS enrollment before being admitted to the United States. 

 

Did this last night for Baba, went through in about 10 minutes.  Do I have to give the confirmation number to the airline? Does he need it when he checks in? How are the airlines verifying enrollment?

 

 

 

If he arrives in the U.S. WITHOUT having done it, the Immigrations Officer will sit him down and have him do it right then and there.

 

The airlines aren;t involved. Just something to be aware of as you travel.




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