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How will the airline know if I have an EVUS or not? Can they give me a boarding pass if I don’t have an EVUS authorization?

How will the airline know if I have an EVUS or not? Can they give me a boarding pass if I don’t have an EVUS authorization?

Airlines receive EVUS enrollment information through their internal networks.  On November 29, 2016, airlines may not provide a boarding pass to a traveler who has a maximum validity (10-year) B1/B2, B1 or B2 visa in a People’s Republic of China-issued passport who does not have a valid EVUS enrollment recorded in their system.