Once it is time for you to plan a trip to the U.S., it’s necessary to keep in mind that all documents required should be updated. If you’re from China, you have to apply for EVUS and you also have to travel with your Visitor Visa and valid passport. In case you’re wondering what to do if your EVUS expires, then you’ve come to the right place because you’ll learn with the following information all the steps required to renew your EVUS without complications.
It might be common to get bored when you renew a document, but with iVisa, this process will be easier and faster, and you'll be able to avoid the hassle. All you have to do is to read the FAQs below. This way, you’ll be able to follow the step-by-step to renew your EVUS as fast as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean “EVUS” for Chinese citizens?
Electronic Visa Update System or EVUS was launched in 2016, and it is an official system that authorizes Chinese citizens to travel to the United States legally by having a valid Visitor Visa and passport. After that, EVUS enrollment is a must.
How do I know if I’m eligible for EVUS?
To know if you qualify for the EVUS enrollment, you have to answer if:
- You are a Chinese citizen.
- You have a valid Chinese passport at the moment.
- You are traveling to the United States for business or diversion.
- You have to renew your EVUS.
Did you answer yes to all of these requirements? Then you’re ready to follow with the online process.
What documents are necessary to apply?
You don’t need a lot of documents to apply, and if you decide to use iVisa’s service, the process will be even more manageable. If you have to renew your EVUS, then you’ll need the same documents:
- A Chinese passport with valid use (it isn’t expired).
- A scanned copy of your passport information page.
- A 10-year U.S. visa. It must be class B1, B2, or B1/B2.
- A valid email address to receive your document.
- A valid payment method. You can pay using a credit/debit card or even Paypal.
- You also have to offer your contact information including your U.S. address.
What are the processing times and prices with iVisa?
When you enroll with EVUS, you can choose to do it with the Official EVUS Enrollment, which won’t cost you anything, but you’ll have to be wary with the process and you’ll probably have to wait a lot. While applying with iVisa’s service can be easier and faster. You’ll only have to spend 20 minutes filling in the EVUS form.
Regardless of your need of getting the EVUS for the first time or renew it, you have to pay for iVisa’s service, but the good thing is that you have three options to pay according to your budget. These are:
- Standard Processing Time: 7 days - you must pay USD 20.00.
- Rush Processing Time: 5 days - it will cost you USD 30.00.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 3 days - it’s the fastest option, so it costs USD 55.00.
How can I apply for EVUS with iVisa’s service?
As you read in the information above, you can renew or enroll for your EVUS with the US Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security, but it can be tricky to understand this site, especially because it doesn’t include official translations.
On the other hand, if you apply with iVisa, you can apply or renew for your EVUS in just a few minutes with a trustworthy method. If you have any issues on the way, you can translate it to your official language or you can contact iVisa’s assistance to get help.
Here’s the list of steps:
1.First, complete the online application form with personal details. You have to choose your processing time as well.
2.Second, check that all your information is alright. You also have to pay for iVisa’s service with a credit/debit card or a Paypal account.
3.Third, upload the scan of your passport and B1/B2 visa, and after that, you’re ready to send the online form.
Once you finish the 3-step process, you’ll only need to wait for your EVUS according to the processing time you preferred and that’s it, no need to spend long hours reading more questions or extra steps.
How much time do I need to apply?
You shouldn’t spend more than 20 minutes filling in the online form designed by iVisa. It’s the same amount of time you can spend in a coffee break, so you don't have to worry about finding the best time to complete the process any day, even a business day.
Do Hong Kong citizens need to enroll with EVUS?
Only the citizens from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) can apply for the EVUS before traveling to the United States. The citizens with a passport from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) don’t need to enroll with EVUS.
The only exception is in the case of people living in Hong Kong but with a PRC passport. If that’s your case, then you still have to enroll with EVUS. This information remains the same if you have to renew your document.
What is the first thing that I should do to renew the EVUS?
As we mentioned before, you’ll have to apply for a new EVUS in case your current one is expired. What you should know is that the EVUS only expires 6 months before your passport or visa expires, whichever comes first. This document is also valid for Multiple Entry to the US for over 2 years after issued.
If you see that your EVUS is expired or is about to expire, then you’ll have to renew it by following the same process as if you were applying for a new one.
Where can I find more information about the EVUS renewal?
If you still have unresolved questions related to the EVUS enrollment, then don’t worry about it, we’re ready to help. You can contact us via chat, or you can read more information on iVisa’s website.
Apply for your EVUS now and don’t stress about paperwork while planning your next trip to the U.S.!