What is an ESTA?

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. Online application system – ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization was established by the United States government to pre-screen visitors prior to their boarding on airplane or ship bound for the United States. If you are planning to travel to the USA you will need to apply for an. 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, answering a few security questions, pay the ESTA fee and submit the order to our team. As of January 12, 2009, ESTA Travel Authorization must be held by any traveller entering the United States under the visa waiver program. 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. Most travelers do not need a visa to travel to the United States of America. All citizens holding a valid passport only need ESTA to enter the United States of America. ESTA will allow citizens to enter USA for short stay purposes without a 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 a ESTA or wish to stay in the USA for a period exceeding 90 days they must apply for a relevant US visa.

What is the Visa Waiver Program?

The Visa Waiver Program consists of 38 countries where citizens may be eligible to apply for a Travel Authorization (ESTA) to visit the United States for tourism or business up to 90 days without needing to apply for a visa. All travelers entering the United States (by air or sea) under the visa waiver program are required to hold a valid ESTA travel authorization. The purpose of ESTA is to allow DHS to pre-screen all Visa Waiver Travelers before they leave their respective countries. Travelers are recommended to apply for a Travel Authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Visa waiver program consist of the following countries:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany. Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore ,Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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 ESTA information you will need to apply for a new ESTA.