What is ESTA?
Electronic System for Travel Authorization ESTA is an application available for citizens of Visa Waiver Countries (listed below) for travelling to the United Stated. When approved, the application could be used for a period of 2 years unless the traveller needs to change passport before that time frame. Also, should any of the personal data provided in the application changes, you are required to submit a new application.
It is REQUIRED by US Department of Homeland Security for all citizens of Visa Waiver Countries to obtain their ESTA approval BEFORE ENTERING the USA
ESTA application allows travellers to stay in the US for a maximum of 90 days and it is mandatory for every person (every family member) entering the US to have this application completed.
U.S. Government recommends that travellers complete their online application at least three days (72 hours) before travelling to the United States
If a traveller is not eligible for visa-free travel, he or she will need to apply for a visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate
Each travel authorization under ESTA can be valid for up to two years
Entry under the Visa Waiver Program is only valid for a combined maximum stay in the USA and its surrounding countries of ninety days
Eligible countries for ESTA Application
- United Kingdom
- South Korea
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- San Marino
No, Under the Visa Waiver Program, if your admission is denied, you have no right to appeal the decision.
No, your ESTA approval will be forwarded to the carriers. However, we strongly recommend that you print your travel authorization and have it ready for presentation to US customs officers if needed.
Yes, under the travel promotion act of 2009, there is a fee associated with the ESTA approval which will be paid to the US government once you complete your application and proceed to submitting it.
This website is not affiliated with the U.S. Government website for ESTA transactions. Instead our site offers expert reviewing and support for your application and 7 days a week support should you encounter any problem with your application, approval document and payment even when you are at the airport. Beaware of fraudualant sites charging over 200$ for processing ESTA approval services which is offered by the U.S. governemt site for one tenth of that amount.