IS THE EVUS A GREEN CARD?

IS THE EVUS A GREEN CARD?

iVisa | Updated on Jun 23, 2020

For many travelers, it’s a benefit to have an American green card, especially for its ease of taking full advantage of the rights that this country offers. In the case of Chinese citizens, it’s important to highlight that the green card is not the same as the EVUS, but the EVUS can still facilitate many things while staying in the United States.

If you want to learn more about the EVUS, including where to apply online and how much you have to pay for it, then keep reading the information below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why EVUS is so important?

The Electronic Visa Update System, better known as EVUS, is a system launched in 2016 that allows the Chinese to enter legally to the United States. Keep in mind that this is only necessary if your travel purpose is pleasure or business on a 10-year U.S. visitor Visa, class B1, B2, or B1/B2. This travel authorization is important because it allows you to have free transit to the United States.

How do I know if I can apply for the EVUS?

There are a few requirements you need to follow to know if you can enroll with EVUS. These are:

  • You are a Chinese citizen.
  • You own a valid Chinese passport (it mustn’t be expired).
  • You are traveling to the U.S. only for business or recreation.
  • You have to renew your current EVUS.

Once you confirm these, then you’re ready to apply for the EVUS.

What are the requirements to apply for the EVUS?

The official EVUS enrollment only asks you to have a few documents, and if you decide to apply with iVisa, you’ll have it easier. This is the list of documents required to apply online:

  • A valid Chinese passport.
  • A scanned copy of your passport. The information page is the most important part.
  • A valid 10-year U.S. visa. Make sure that it is a B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa.
  • A valid email address where you’ll obtain your document.
  • A valid payment method. You can pay with credit/debit card or Paypal.
  • Lastly, you have to offer your contact information.

What are the processing times and prices to receive my EVUS?

The EVUS doesn’t have a price when applying with the Official EVUS Enrollment program, but it can take you a long time to receive the document. On the contrary, if you apply with iVisa’s service, then you’ll be able to receive your EVUS sooner and you’ll only have to complete an effortless EVUS online form.

This company allows you to have your EVUS faster and easier, but you have to pay for it. Nevertheless, you won’t stress about it since iVisa has three affordable options for you:

  • Standard Processing Time: you’ll have your EVUS in 7 days by paying USD 20.00.
  • Rush Processing Time: you’ll wait 5 days and you’ll have to pay USD 30.00.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: you’ll only wait 3 days to receive your EVUS, but you’ll have to pay the amount of USD 55.00.

How can I apply for an EVUS with iVisa?

You have two options to apply for your EVUS. One of them is using the U.S. Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security, which can be tricky and tedious, especially because it has a bureaucratic system, and it doesn’t include translations.

The other option is to use iVisa’s service which allows you to apply for your EVUS form in just a few minutes with its user-friendly system. You can even contact iVisa’s support service if you have doubts during the process.

These are the steps you have to follow with iVisa:

1.First, complete all the information required in the first application form. In this part, you have to choose your processing time as well.

2.Second, double-check the information you gave in the first step, and then, pay for iVisa’s service with a credit/debit card or a Paypal.

3.Third, upload your B1/B2 visa along with the other required documents and click on the submit button.

That’s all you need to receive your EVUS as soon as possible! You’ll get all the notifications via email, so always verify that your email is well-written.

How will I know if my enrollment has been successful?

Most of the time, you’ll be able to review your EVUS update via e-mail in less than a minute. If there’s an extra step that we need to take with your enrollment, then we could take 24 hours to respond at most. We still suggest you to always check the info we sent via e-mail.

Do my children need to apply for an EVUS if they travel with me?

Yes, they have to apply as well. Every person who is a citizen of a country that’s required to apply for an EVUS, must have a valid passport and also be enrolled with the EVUS before entering the U.S.

Is it safe to apply for an EVUS with iVisa?

Yes, it is. iVisa always guarantees that the information provided is safe, and that’s possible thanks to the updated technology that prevents unauthorized access to the information. You can have your peace of mind with all the information you enter and view on this website.

What is the difference between the U.S. Green Card and the EVUS?

The main difference is that EVUS isn’t a Green Card. The U.S. Green Card. doesn’t have the same legal requirements that you could find in an EVUS.

If you’re a Chinese citizen and you want to travel to the U.S. for business or pleasure, you need both the B1, B2, or B1/B2 10 year valid visa and also the EVUS.

Remember that if you have another class of Visa (not the B1, B2, or B1/B2) with 10-year validity, including the green card, then you don’t need to apply for the EVUS program.

Why do I need an EVUS if I already have a US Visa?

You need an EVUS if you have a U.S. Visitor visa because both documents are different. The EVUS is an important requirement under U.S. Immigration law that works as a travel authorization for you to enter the country with no problem.

Where can I find more information?

There might be more questions in mind about the EVUS and we’re ready to help you for you to get your piece of mind. You can contact us via chat, or you can find more information by visiting iVisa’s website.

Are you ready for your next trip to the U.S.? Then start your EVUS application today and just worry about your luggage.

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