China nationals will have to update their American visas
16 June, 2016duguech
From November of 2016, Chinese citizens with b1 and b2 United States visas of ten years
duration, will have to go through a new online procedure before traveling to America.
This new measure, developed by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CPB), requires Chinese nationals to complete the procedure before going to the US. This new proceeding, called Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS), must be done either every two years or when the traveler’s passport expires.
China and the US reached an agreement in 2014 to extend the visa duration of its citizens, so they wouldn’t have to start a renewal process every year. That same agreement included the possibility of both countries demanding an update of the visa holders’ biographic data.
It is expected that EVUS will be part of the US migration policy in the future and applied to citizens of other countries as a requirement for entering the country.
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*It should be noted that the rules of any of the countries listed and the procedures might change at any time without notice.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]