It’s more common to travel accompanied than alone, especially when it comes to destinations as important as the United States. In the case of Chinese citizens who want to enter this country with a group, they can easily apply for the EVUS group enrollment, as long as every member of the group has valid U.S. visitor visas and updated documents.
The process to apply for an EVUS group enrollment is simple and similar to the single person process. You’ll only need to follow other series of steps that will be detailed in the following information, so we recommend you to keep reading this article and get ready for your trip!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an “EVUS”?
The Electronic Visa Update System or EVUS is an online program that was launched to Chinese to allow them to enter the United States if their travel purpose is pleasure or business on a 10-year U.S. visitor Visa (B1, B2, or B1/B2).
What is the difference between the single EVUS enrollment and the EVUS Group Enrollment?
As the name implies, if you’re traveling alone, you’ll only need to apply for an EVUS. But, when more than two Chinese travelers are planning to enter the U.S., then they can apply for the EVUS group enrollment.
If you want to submit a group of enrollments, you’ll only have to select the option while completing the online form. You will be asked to create this group and also give each member’s information.
The best thing about this option is that you can easily understand it by applying online with iVisa since iVisa’s online form is user-friendly and you can even translate it to your official language.
What are the requirements to apply for an EVUS Group Enrollment?
The EVUS group enrollment is just as easy as the single EVUS process, so the list of documents is very short. These are the following requirements that each group member will need:
- Valid Chinese passports.
- Scanned copies of each group member’s passport information page.
- Each member must have a valid 10-year U.S. visa. These visas must be B1, B2, or B1/B2.
- Group Contact Person valid email address to receive the documents.
- A valid payment method. It can be a credit/debit card or Paypal.
When you click on the “Add New Enrollment” option, you’ll need to offer your basic information as well since you’ll be the Group Contact Person. The information required is:
- Your Surname
- Your First (Given) Name
- Date of Birth
- Your U.S. Address (where you’ll stay with the group)
What are the processing times and prices to apply for the EVUS group enrollment?
If you apply for the EVUS group enrollment with the Official EVUS Enrollment website then you won’t be charged, but you’ll have to be too cautious with all the steps in the system because it can be long and a little bit tedious. If you apply with iVisa’s service, then you’ll get your EVUS faster and you’ll only need about 20 minutes to fill in the EVUS online form designed by iVisa.
Since the EVUS group enrollment counts with more than one traveler, then you’ll have to pay the price for each of them. Remember that iVisa’s fast, easy, and secure service is possible if you pay for it, but the good thing is that the prices are quite affordable for your budget. Another advantage is that you have not one but three options according to your needs, these are:
- Standard Processing Time: the EVUS is ready in 7 days by paying USD 20.00.
- Rush Processing Time: you’ll wait 5 days and you’ll need to pay USD 30.00.
- Super Rush Processing Time: you’ll only wait 3 days to receive your EVUS, but you will have to pay USD 55.00.
Don’t forget that these prices are for each group member.
How can I apply for the EVUS group enrollment?
You only have to follow this 3-step method to apply for the EVUS group enrollment:
1.First, complete the online application form. In this part, you also have to choose the procedure time. At the end of the form, you’ll have the option of “Add new applicant”, this way, you’ll be ready to add the information of each group member.
2.Second, check all the spelling and the details you gave in step one. You also have to pay with a credit/debit card or a Paypal.
3.Third, upload your B1/B2 valid visa along with the other documents required and send the group enrollment when you’re ready.
Once you complete all of these steps, you’ll have to wait for your EVUS depending on the processing time you selected. You’ll get all the notifications via email (Group Contact Person email), so be sure to offer a valid email address.
Click here to start your online application form.
Do my children have to apply for an EVUS if they travel with me?
Yes, they also have to apply, and you’d have to do the same process mentioned above. Every Chinese traveler must apply for an EVUS and this document is an extra for the Visitor Visa and Valid Passport.
How can I check the status of my EVUS group enrollment?
You’ll be able to check the status of all enrollments within a group by reading the emails iVisa will send you. Be aware of them since they’ll give you all the updates about the enrollment.
Why do I need an EVUS if I already have a U.S. Visitor Visa?
Even if you have a U.S. Visitor visa, you also need an EVUS because both documents have different requirements. The EVUS is an important document under U.S. Immigration law that allows you to enter the country legally and it doesn’t meet the same requirements as the U.S. Visitor Visa.
Where can I find more information?
Get ready for your adventure by applying for your EVUS form in a few minutes! You won’t regret it.