ESTA for UK Citizens

If you are a UK citizen planning to travel to the USA you will need to apply for an ESTA which stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. The process of applying online is easy and will only take you a couple of minutes. UK citizens must hold a valid passport in order to apply for an ESTA. The next step is to choose your reason for applying for the travel authorization, ESTA will allow you to enter the USA for Tourism, Business, Medical or Transit purposes. Once you have a valid passport you only need to fill out your personal information, answer a few security questions, pay the ESTA fee and submit the order to our team.

Do I need a VISA for USA from UK?

The citizens of the United Kingdom do not need a visa to travel to the United States of America. All citizens holding a passport from the United Kingdom only need ESTA to enter the United States of America. ESTA will allow UK citizens to enter USA for short stay purposes without a visa for up to 90 days per visit. 

Great Britain was added to the Visa Waiver Program in 1988. However for security measures, the pre-screening of travelers is necessary prior to their arrival to the United States. Since 2009 British citizens must apply for an ESTA if they wish to travel to the USA. However if a citizen from the UK has been denied a ESTA or wish to stay in the USA for a period exceeding 90 days they must apply for a relevant US visa.

ESTA for UK Citizens

Do British citizens need a VISA or ESTA for USA?

British citizens can apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) visa waiver to travel to the United States if they wish to travel to USA for 90 day period per visit. Apply for an ESTA online is an easy process which requires only a valid passport and a few minutes of your time. If you wish to travel to the USA for a short period of time for business, tourism, medical or transit reasons you must apply for an ESTA. British citizens must apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours prior to departure.  

An approved ESTA application does not provide an British citizen the same level of rights as a U.S. visa holder.

In cases if UK citizen wishes to travel to the USA for more than 90 days or they have been denied a ESTA they will have to apply for a US visa. It is important to know that the VISA process is more complicated and might take more time to receive the approval.

To apply for a US visa applicants will need to fill out more comprehensive form and attend an interview at the US embassy. Depending on the type of visa travelers might be asked to provide additional documents due to security reasons.

Travelers with a British Subject, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British National (Overseas) Citizen, or British Protected Person passport do not qualify for the ESTA. 

What is the ESTA US visa for UK Citizens?

British citizens are not required to obtain a regular visa to travel to the United States of America. However, they do need to apply online for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). It is advised to apply for your ESTA at least 3 days before your travel. It is a simple online application process, it will take you a few minutes to fill the online application and within 72 hours you should receive your approval and you’re good to GO!

ESTA is obligatory for all British citizens wanting to travel to the USA for the touristic, business and transit purposes. UK citizens can stay in the United States up to 90 days if they hold a valid ESTA. British visitors arriving both by air or sea are required to have a valid ESTA. In order for UK citizen to be able to apply for ESTA, he/she must hold a valid passport. ESTA is valid for 2 years however each stay must not exceed 90 days. Adults, as well as infants or kids, are required to hold a valid ESTA prior to boarding the air or sea vessel going to the United States.

ESTA US visa requirements for UK Citizens to USA

It is mandatory for UK citizens to hold a valid ESTA prior to boarding an aircraft or ship to the United States. British citizens must hold a valid, unexpired passport to apply for an ESTA. UK citizens must apply for their ESTA at least 72 hours prior to their travel date. ESTA can be used to travel for holiday or business purposes. Each traveler must hold an ESTA, infants, as well as adults or senior British 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 British citizens to visit the United States multiple times within 2 years, however, one visit must not exceed 90 days. 

To apply for ESTA online British citizens will need to provide the following:

  • A valid passport.
  • A valid Credit Card (to pay ESTA fee).
  • They will need to provide their contact information.
  • Information on their travel destination in the United States.
  • Information on recent employment if applicable.

ESTA for British citizens is approved within 72 hours.

ESTA application for UK citizens

If you are from Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or England planning a short trip to the US you will need to obtain a US ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorization).

ESTA has been required since 2010 for the purposes of passing through US immigration. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a way to determine the traveler’s eligibility to enter US and make sure that the applicants are not a threat or a security risk. To make sure the applicant is eligible to apply for an ESTA they must provide a valid passport as well as answering a few security questions once that is done our team will confirm whether the applicant qualifies for a ESTA or not.

British citizens who wish to travel to the US with ESTA must be informed that ESTA is valid for short 90 day trips per entry and they are not allowed to seek employment or conduct any business.

The application process online only takes a few minutes and our customer support team will help you with any issues and following questions regarding your application.

Our aim is to provide our clients with a quick application process and the approval of their ESTA. Once you provide us with the necessary information, finish the form and successfully submit the payment our customer service team will start working on your order within few hours and you will receive your approval in 24-48 hours.

Please note that the ESTA does not guarantee admission to the US. Once you hold a valid ESTA you are eligible to travel to the US and upon your arrival you will be inspected and questioned by the immigration officers who will determine if you will be allowed the entry in the US.