Alert for Chinese B-1/B-2 Visa Holders

Future travel to the United States by Chinese B-1/B-2 Visa holders will be affected beginning in November, 2016. The United States began issuing visitor visas to citizens of China valid for a 10-year period under multiple entries in November, 2014. This was done to ease travel arrangements for Chinese citizens coming to the U.S. for business or pleasure.

Beginning in November 2016, Chinese travelers holding these 10-year visas will be required to complete an online form to update their biographical information every two years. This requirement will support this longer validity period and will include name, address, date of birth, passport number, and other basic biographic information needed to expedite entry into the United States. A small fee will be charged for this process. Nothing will need to be done prior to November, 2016 and you can monitor updates on this process at the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) website at, for the most current information.

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