ESTA stands for Electronic System of Travel Authorization which must be obtained if you are a holder of an Irish passport and wish to travel to the US for a short trip. If you hold an Irish passport and travel insurance all that is left is to apply for your ESTA to be able to enter the United States of America. ESTA is not a visa, if you plan on travelling to the US for an extended time or wishing to do any business activities you will need to apply for the relevant visa.
Do I need a VISA to go to USA from Ireland?
If you are planning on travelling to the US for an extended period of time (more than 90 days) or you are planning to start or carry out business related activities you will need to apply for a US Visa. The process of applying for a VISA must be done in Ireland before your travels. Applying for a Visa is a little bit more complicated than applying for an ESTA, you will need to provide additional documents like a valid passport and health insurance as well as other supporting documents depending on the type of visa required. If you cannot provide a valid documentation from your work place or university in the US or you do not have a spouse with a US passport, unfortunately you will not be able to apply for your visa to the US, but you can still travel to the US by applying for an ESTA which will allow you to travel to the US for a short period of time of 90 days per entry.
What is an ESTA for Irish citizens and what does it do?
If you are an Irish citizen planning to travel to the US for a period of 90 days for one of the following reasons – visiting family, tourism or nonprofit business activities you qualify to apply for an ESTA. Applying for an ESTA is obligatory requirement for all foreign travelers as a procedure to make sure the applicant does not cause any harm or security threat for US. You will be permitted to board your plane or ship only when you will have an approved and valid ESTA. The ESTA allows citizens from Ireland to visit the US for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes without requiring a visa. The application process online is simple and easy and it only takes a few minutes, ESTA is a more simple way to travel to the US as the submission and approval will only take you a few hours.
How to apply for an ESTA from Ireland?
If you are an Irish national holding a valid passport and planning to travel to the US for tourism, nonprofit business activities, medical or transit reasons for a short period of time which will not extend 90 days per entry you have all the necessary grounds to apply and obtain your ESTA. The process of applying for your Electronic System of Travel Authorization is simple; applying online will only take you 10 minutes, as our team is available 365 days a year your ESTA will be approved in 1-3 days. We recommend our clients to apply for their ESTA at least 72 hours before the departure as well as making sure that you qualify for the ESTA requirements to avoid delays and denials regarding your ESTA. If the applicant has any questions they can always contact our customer support team which will answer in less than 24 hours.
What do I do if your ESTA documents from Ireland expires?
ESTA the Electronic System of Travel Authorization is valid for multiple entries over a period of two years starting from the date of issue or until the time your passport expires. With ESTA you are allowed to enter the US for short stays that do not exceed 90 days per entry.
If your passport has expired you will need to renew the document and apply for a new ESTA, the same rule applies for your ESTA, if your travel authorization has expired you must apply for a new ESTA. Travelers have to make sure that the passport you will for your ESTA with must be valid. We always like to remind our clients to follow the expiry dates or their passport as well as ESTA.
Before applying for your ESTA please make sure you qualify for all the requirements and answer the questions while applying truthfully, travelers have to make sure that they do not overstay the 90 day period to avoid any inconveniences. Once the ESTA is approved, unfortunately the corrections are no longer possible.
Our team is always ready to help our clients before applying as well as answering your questions after receiving your ESTA approval.