DO I NEED A NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER TO APPLY FOR EVUS?

DO I NEED A NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER TO APPLY FOR EVUS?

iVisa | Updated on Jun 23, 2020

There are certain requirements you should meet before applying for EVUS online, especially if you’re close to travel to the US. If you’re Chinese, it might be common for you to take note of all the details related to EVUS since this is an important enrollment launched in 2016. One of the requirements when applying for the EVUS is a valid national identification number. However, it can be confusing to know which number you can give, and that’s why you can get help by reading the information in this article.

You should take note of the requirements and the prices you’ll find here since they’re available with iVisa’s online form, which is a great option if you want to get your EVUS document fast and easy. In less than 20 minutes, you’ll be ready to take the next plane to the U.S.

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What is an “EVUS” for Chinese nationals?

EVUS is the acronym for the Electronic Visa Update System and it’s what authorizes you to enter the U.S. if you’re just taking a business or pleasure trip and you’re a Chinese citizen. This requirement is an extra aside from the Visitor Visa and the passport.

What should I know before applying for EVUS?

You need to verify that you’re eligible for the EVUS enrollment first. For that, you have to answer the following:

  • You are Chinese.
  • You have a Chinese passport that’s not expired.
  • You are traveling to the U.S. exclusively for business or pleasure.
  • You need to renew your current EVUS.

You’re eligible to apply for the EVUS only if your answer is “yes” to all of these.

What are the documents required to apply for the EVUS?

The EVUS enrollment is not hard, so you don’t need a long list of documents to apply for it. The best of all is that if you apply with iVisa, the process will be even simpler! Keep in mind that if you have to renew your EVUS document, then you’ll need to meet the same documents:

  • A valid Chinese passport, this is the most important requirement.
  • A copy of your passport’s data page.
  • A valid 10-year U.S. visa.
  • An email address.
  • A payment method. You have two options with this: a credit/debit card or Paypal account.
  • You also have to give us your valid contact information while completing the form.

What are the processing times and prices if I apply with iVisa?

You can choose between two options when you enroll with EVUS. One of these is the Official EVUS Enrollment, which won’t cost you anything, but the process will be harder and it’ll require a lot of time to complete. The second option is to apply with iVisa’s service. By choosing iVisa, you’ll get your EVUS document sooner and by simply completing an online form.

iVisa can offer you this document faster and with a smooth method, but you have to pay for the service. We know that you might be scared of the prices, but don’t worry, there are three options for you and each of them with different fees according to how fast you need to have the EVUS:

  • Standard Processing Time: in 7 days you’ll be ready to receive your EVUS and you’ll only have to pay USD 20.00.
  • Rush Processing Time: in 5 days your EVUS will be ready to use and you’ll have to pay USD 30.00.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: with this alternative, you’ll only wait 3 days; however, the total price is USD 55.00.

How can I apply for an EVUS with iVisa?

As we mentioned before, you can use the U.S. Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security to enroll with EVUS, but it can be confusing and you can find a hard time trying to translate the instructions.

On the contrary, if you apply with iVisa’s system, you won’t need to be too skilled with online application forms. You’ll only require a few minutes to work with a user-friendly method and you can even contact iVisa’s support service if you have any problem on the way.

These are the steps you have to follow:

1.First, you have to complete the online application form and you have to choose your procedure time.

2.Second, you have to verify all the information you gave in the first step (do this carefully) and pay for iVisa’s service using a credit/debit card or a Paypal account.

3.The last step is to upload the required documents (passport scan and B1/B2 valid visa) and click on the submit button.

Once you complete this easy 3-step process, you’ll have to wait for your EVUS document according to the processing time you chose. You’ll get the heads up via email, so be sure to provide a valid email address.

How long does it take to apply for the EVUS?

When you apply with iVisa, you need no more than 20 minutes to fill in the online application form. As you can see, that’s basically a lunch or even a coffee break, so apply whenever you can.

What is the difference between the U.S. official Visa and the EVUS?

EVUS isn’t the same as Visa, and that’s basically the biggest difference. The U.S. Visitor Visa doesn’t follow all the same legal requirements as the EVUS enrollment. That’s why, if you’re a Chinese national, you must get both the B1, B2, or B1/B2 10 year valid visa and the EVUS as well. If you have another class of Visa that’s not any of the following: B1, B2, or B1/B2 with 10-year validity then you can avoid the EVUS enrollment.

Do Hong Kong citizens need to enroll with EVUS?

Only citizens with valid passports from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) must apply for the EVUS before entering the United States. Citizens with a passport from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) don’t need to enroll with EVUS.

I have more unresolved questions, Where can I get more information?

If you still have questions in mind about the EVUS enrollment, then don’t be afraid to contact us via chat. You can also read more information on our website.

Have a piece of mind and enjoy your travel plan by applying for your EVUS form in a few minutes!

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