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

By Han Shasha (People's Daily Online)    11:49, March 05, 2016

US Customers and Border Protection shows the visa type on its website.

San Francisco, Mar. 4, —US Customers and Border Protection stated online recently that Chinese nationals have to update their biographic information with a newly designed system to be admitted into the United States, in addition to a valid visa.

According to the US Customers and Border Protection website, in addition to a valid visa, nationals of China holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa periodically will be required to complete an EVUS enrollment to be admitted into the United States. 

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.

Each EVUS enrollment must contain the visa holder’s name, birth date, and passport information as well as other biographical and employment information. 

It also stated that those who have not complied with EVUS requirements may be delayed in their travel plans. 

The U.S. government also said that there will be a nominal fee to enroll with EVUS. The fee will be used to cover the cost of running the system. 

This requirement is new. The U.S. Government expects that this requirement may be applied to additional countries in the future. 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Wu Chengliang,Bianji)

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