How long does an ESTA last?

The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a way to determine the traveler’s eligibility to enter the US and make sure that applicants are not a threat or a security risk. If you are planning to travel to the USA you will need to apply for an ESTA. ESTA will allow you to enter the USA for Tourism, Business, Medical or Transit purposes.

ESTA is valid for 2 years as well as for multiple entries, but if you have been issued a new passport, changed your name, gender, citizenship, or changed any of the information that is on your current ESTA, you will need to apply for a new ESTA.

ESTA allows citizens to enter the USA for short stay purposes without a regular visa for up to 90 days per visit. For security measures, the pre-screening of travelers is necessary prior to their arrival to the United States. However, if tourists have been denied an ESTA or wish to stay in the USA for a period exceeding 90 days they must apply for a relevant US visa.

How long is my ESTA valid?

Once have received your order for your ESTA, we will submit your application and send you the final result within 72 hours.

ESTA is required prior to boarding the air or sea vessel to the United States, visitors planning to visit the USA must apply for their ESTA at least 72 hours before departure. It is important to take into account that the ESTA visa waiver program for foreign citizens is not a regular visa, it is an authorization to travel to the US and it does not guarantee entrance to the USA.

When do I need to apply for an ESTA?

The online ESTA application process is a simple and easy way to obtain your travel authorization; you must hold a valid, unexpired passport to and apply for your ESTA, you must apply at least 72 hours prior to your travel date. All travelers- infants, adults or senior citizens, are required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization. The estimated average time to complete the online ESTA application is 20 minutes. ESTA is multi-entry travel authorization allowing citizens from eligible countries to visit the United States multiple times within 2 years, however, one visit must not exceed 90 days, we recommend applying for ESTA at least 72 hours before your departure to the US.

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