EVUS (Electronic Visa Update System) registrations are valid for two years. After this time, they cannot be used to enter the U.S. and travelers need to renew EVUS if they wish to return to the States.
EVUS registrations are also no longer valid if someone’s passport, or their U.S. visa (B1, B2 or B1/B2), expires before the two-year validity of their EVUS visa. The passport and visa details used for the EVUS registration must match the documents used to enter the U.S.
You need a valid passport and a B1/B2 or B1/2 visa to renew EVUS. This means that if your passport or your U.S. visa has expired you cannot renew EVUS until you have firstly renewed your passport and/or visa.
If your EVUS visa has expired and you need to renew your travel authorization for the USA, the process is simple. It is effectively the same as the original application, applicants simply need to complete an online EVUS form by entering the required information.
You should renew your EVUS at least 72 hours before traveling to the U.S. Although most EVUS applications only take around 20 minutes to process, on rare occasions, it can take longer. The system will set your EVUS status to “pending” while it is being reviewed.
Before completing the EVUS renewal, applicants should read each section of the form carefully and revise all the information they enter. It is important to avoid providing any incorrect or inaccurate information as this will result in the application being rejected.
To successfully renew your EVUS travel authorization it is necessary to meet the following EVUS requirements:
To complete the EVUS renewal application, applicants have to provide the following information: