Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an online visa application system for travellers visiting United States either by Sea or Air. ESTA application system is entirely online and there are no forms that need to be printed and you do not have to go to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in person. Only travellers who hold a valid nationality from countries covered under the Visa Waiver Program are eligible to apply for an ESTA.
Visa Waiver Program is a United States government initiative that helps citizens from within the limited set of Visa Waiver Countries to enter the United States for either tourism, transit or business purposes for up to 90 days without needing to obtain a traditional visa. So it helps travellers to plan a quick trip to the US within a short period of time.
All travellers visiting 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 pre-screen all Visa Waiver Travellers before they leave their respective countries.
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Note: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are removed from under visa waiver program.
An ESTA is valid for two years from the date of authorization, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
No, you may enter US anytime, within the validity period of your ESTA
You must submit Applications at least 24 hours prior to travel. If you have less than 24 hours, you can still apply and we will do our best to process your application on time.
Yes. Each traveller must have his or her own ESTA
No. You will not get a refund of your payment
Your ESTA will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours after successful completion of your application
You can re-apply, but only after 10 days and your circumstances must have changed. Reapplying with fake information in order to be eligible for an ESTA authorization will make the traveller permanently ineligible for travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program.
If an ESTA application is denied and the tourist wishes to continue with the trip, the tourist will be required to apply for a non-immigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
The cost of ESTA is USD 14.00 to USD 89.00 per application, which includes our processing fee, Service fee and ESTA fee excluding bank charges.
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