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- • What is an ESTA and how does it work?
To increase security regarding incoming trips to the United States, the requirements regarding travelling without a visa have been sharpened. Before departure, you are required to have an approved ESTA; without an ESTA you will not be granted access to the United States of America.
An ESTA is thus not a visa or e-visa, but a digital travel authorization to enter the US. Through the ESTA it is possible to travel to the US without a visa. Other names for an ESTA include: ESTA USA, ESTA United States, and ESTA America.
The ESTA is part of the “Visa Waiver Program”, and stands for: “Electronic System for Travel Authorization”. The ESTA is an electronic travel authorization issued by the US. It was introduced as a reaction to 9/11 and replaces the old green I-94 form which had to be filled in on the plane.
Through this website, you can easily apply for an ESTA. This application takes about 5 minutes, and the cost is £29.95 per person. This can be paid for by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal. After the ESTA USA application has been approved, it will be automatically shared with your airline and the US immigration service. This way you can go on your trip with a safe conscience
- • What is the difference between a visa and an ESTA?
An ESTA is not a visa. Travellers that don’t travel with a visa need an ESTA to travel to the US. An ESTA is cheaper and easier to apply for than a visa. Check before applying whether the requirements for the ESTA are met.
Travellers with a valid visa can travel to the US with a visa related to the purpose it was issued for. Travellers with a US visa do not need to file an application for an ESTA.
You are required to choose for a US visa if:
- You wish to stay in the US for longer than 90 consecutive days
- Your travel purpose is neither tourist nor business related
- You wish to enter into service with an American employer
- You wish to travel with a private plane or your own ship
- You are inadmissible based on the “Immigration and Nationality Act (212)”
Read more about applying for the ESTA USA or the US visa.
- • When and how will I receive my ESTA?
Filling in an ESTA form only takes about five minutes. As soon as the payment is received, the application will be processed. In case the applicant chose for an urgent application, the ESTA will be granted on average within an hour. In exceptional cases this can take longer, up to a maximum of 72 hours.
The reason that some applications take a bit longer (usually no longer than a few hours) is due to the following: all applications are processed automatically by the computer system of the US Customs and Border Protection. Most applications are approved immediately. In certain cases, however, the computer system decides that an application has to be manually checked by an employee of the immigration service. The duration of this manual analysis is entirely predicated on how busy it is at the immigration service at the time. This website has no influence on the processing speed of the ESTA from the moment that it is taken in by the US Customs and Border Protection.
In case you applied for an ESTA but have not yet received it, first check the spam or junk mail folder of your email provider. You can check the status of the ESTA 24 hours a day online.
In a hurry? File an urgent ESTA application for the United States. This can be done by filling in the regular form and checking the option ‘urgent delivery’. The fee is an additional £17.50. Urgent applications are processed much faster.
- • I already have a US visa, do I need to apply for an ESTA as well?
If you trip to America matches the validity period and the purpose for which the visa was granted, you do not need to apply for an ESTA. Are you travelling with a different travel purpose than the one described in the visa? Then you have to apply for an ESTA. In that case, check if you meet the requirements for the ESTA. Are you traveling outside of the validity period of the visa? Then you also have to file for an ESTA.
- • Will the coronavirus (Covid-19) impact my travel plans?
The coronavirus has also appeared in the United States. This can impact your travel plans for the US. For the most up-to-date information you can check the page on travelling with an ESTA during the coronavirus outbreak.
Questions about ESTA application
- • How can I apply for an ESTA?
An ESTA can only be applied for online. To apply for an ESTA, simply fill in the ESTA application form. You will then be forwarded to the payment page, where you can pay safely and easily with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal.
Right after making the payment the application is processed. You will always receive an email within 72 hours which notifies you on whether your ESTA has been approved or rejected. Most applications are approved quickly and without any problems, but this cannot be guaranteed beforehand. In urgent need of an ESTA? Check the ‘urgent’ box on the ESTA form; the application will usually be granted within an hour, though here as well, delivery time cannot be guaranteed.
- • What do I need for an ESTA application?
To apply for an ESTA, you need to fill in the online application form. It is important that you have your passport at hand, which has to be valid until the end of your stay in the US. After filling in the required information you will be automatically forwarded to the payment page, where you can safely and easily pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal.
- • Can I apply for an urgent ESTA?
In urgent need of an ESTA? No problem. Make use of the urgent application procedure for the ESTA USA. To do this, fill in the regular application form and check the option “urgent”. If you file an urgent application it will always be processed immediately and you will generally receive your ESTA within an hour. This is an average delivery time and cannot be used as a guarantee. In extremely rare cases an urgent application can take 72 hours.
- • When can I apply for an ESTA?
You can file an ESTA application 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including on weekends and during holidays. It is advised to file your ESTA application at minimum 72 hours before departure. Despite the fact that 90% of all applications are granted within an hour, it can occur that a manual check by the US Customs and Border Protection leads to a delay, up to a maximum of 72 hours.
The ESTA is always linked to a single passport. This means that if this passport expires, the ESTA expires alongside it. You are therefore required to enter the country with the same passport with which you applied for the ESTA with. Always make sure your passport is valid long enough, and if required apply for a new passport. The passport is expected to be valid until the end of your stay in the USA. Read more about the validity of the ESTA.
- • Who has to apply for an ESTA?
An ESTA is mandatory for everyone traveling to the United States that does not have an American or Canadian passport, American residence permit, or a US visa. Applying for an ESTA is cheaper and easier than a visa, and suffices in case you do not wish to stay in the US for longer than 90 days and are not planning to work there (salaried pay). If you are planning on going on a holiday in the US, or engage in business related activities, or are simply passing through on a transit, applying for an ESTA is the easiest way to be allowed entry into the country.
Even children - with or without supervision - are required to possess an ESTA to travel into the US. It is not possible to apply for an ESTA for children who are written down in their parents’ passports. Each child needs his or her own passport to travel into the US. Parents can of course submit ESTA applications in their child’s name.
There are several requirements to qualify for an ESTA. Make sure to also read the question “Do I qualify for an ESTA?” on this page.
- • Can I submit an ESTA application for others?
You can. In a single application, you can fill in any potential fellow travellers right away, such as family members or friends. Even if you yourself are not traveling along you can submit an ESTA application for someone else. Of course you need to have the consent and necessary documents of all the parties involved, such as travel details and the passport information of the traveling party.
- • Do I qualify for an ESTA?
You qualify for an ESTA if you:
- Are planning to stay in the United States for a maximum of 90 days, with the purpose of doing business, going on a holiday, or passing through on a transit.
- Have a valid passport from a country which falls under the Visa Waiver Program. You are also required to be a citizen of this country.
- Upon arrival in the United States can provide the immigration service with a return- or transit ticket showing you intend to eventually leave the country.
- Arrive with an airline or other transport company that is part of the Visa Waiver Program.
- Your trip does not end in a contiguous territory or adjacent islands, unless the traveller is an inhabitant of one of those areas. A stay in one of these areas is included in the maximum stay duration of 90 days.
- Can prove to the inspecting employee of the US Customs and Border Protection that you are entitled to enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program and that you are not inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
- Are willing to relinquish the right to review or appeal the final admission ruling of the US Customs and Border Protection, or otherwise fight the deportation process which issues from the request for admission under the Visa Waiver Program.
- Again confirm, by surrendering biometric identification tools (including fingerprints and photos) for processing on arrival in the United States, that you relinquish all rights to review or appeal the final admission decision of the employee of the American Customs and Border Protection, or otherwise fight the deportation process which issues from an application under the Visa Waiver Program.
- Do not pose a threat to the wellbeing, health, safety, or security of the United States.
- Meet all of the requirements of any previous admission under the Visa Waiver Program.
- Have received permission to travel with the ESTA system. This travel authorization is received after the approval of your ESTA application.
It is thus not required to file for a visa beforehand to enter the USA if you qualify for an ESTA.
- • I do not yet have a contact person, emergency contact, or a place to stay. Can I already apply for an ESTA?
Yes. Even if you do not yet have a contact person in the US, or a place to stay, or an emergency contact, you can still submit an ESTA application. However, the risk of a manual randomized check of the application is larger if this information is not filled in, which can cause a delay of a few hours.
Are you hesitating whether you should already file an ESTA application, since you don’t have a contact person or a place to stay, or whether you should wait until you have gathered all of this information? In this case, the immigration service advises you to submit the ESTA application as quickly as possible anyway. Even with a possible delay, the application will always be approved within 72 hours.
The reason it is advised to submit the application as early as possible is because this leaves enough time to apply for a visa, should the ESTA application be rejected.
In case the emergency contact field cannot be filled in, write down ‘Unknown’. At the phone number of the emergency contact you can fill in ‘000000000’ if it is likewise unknown.
- • I do not yet have a date of arrival, travel plans, or a date of departure. Can I already apply for an ESTA?
Yes. You can also apply for an ESTA if you do not have any specific travel plans. However, your stay in the US is required to have a business purpose, be for a holiday, or for a transit. More specific details are not mandatory during the application process. In the ESTA form you are asked for an expected date of arrival. This can be an estimate, it is not an issue if the actual date of arrival is way past it.
- • Is there a 0 (the number 0) or an O (the letter) in my passport number?
This depends on the country that issued the passport. A normal British passport number consists exclusively of digits. It is not possible for the letter O to be present. Some countries use a combination of letters and digits. Also read the page ESTA application? Watch out for letters in the passport!.
- • My child is in my passport; do I have to submit an ESTA application for my child?
Even children - with or without supervision - are required to possess their own ESTA before traveling to the US. Children who are on their parents’ passports do not qualify for an ESTA. To qualify for an ESTA, they need to possess their own passports.
- • Why is my employer’s information required?
This information is required to prove that you are not planning to work in America permanently or are planning to emigrate. In case you do not have an employer, this does not need to lead to any problems with the ESTA application, because other aspects of your application will be taken into consideration during the assessment.
Do not fill in what your current occupation is, but if you have an employer and who that employer is.
- • I have a new passport, do I need to submit a new application?
Yes, if you received a new passport after submitting your ESTA application, it is necessary to apply for a new ESTA. Your old ESTA is no longer valid because the information on the ESTA must always match the information in the passport (including the passport number). Unfortunately, the immigration service of the US does not provide a refund if the ESTA is not used; not even if this is due to the fact that you needed to apply for a new ESTA or visa because of your new passport.
- • When do I have to apply for a new ESTA?
You are required to submit a new ESTA application in the following situations:
- Your current ESTA is no longer valid and you want to travel to the US again.
- You have received a new passport after you applied for your ESTA. This is because the passport is linked to the ESTA. If your passport expires at the end of your trip to the US, you need to apply for a new passport before submitting a new ESTA application. Your passport is required to be valid until the end of your stay in America.
- You changed your name, sex, or nationality.
- If in the ESTA form you answered any of the safety/background questions with "Yes", which you would now (after the change of circumstances) answer with "No".
In case it is necessary to make changes in your ESTA, read the header “Changes, cancellations, and rejections” for how this works.
- • Can I apply for an ESTA if I hold the status of refugee?
Those that hold the status of refugee and possess a residence permit cannot apply for an ESTA. Only with an official passport can a traveller apply for an ESTA. Do you hold the status of refugee and have a residence permit, but no passport? Then you can only travel to America with a US visa.
- • Do I need an ESTA for my cruise?
Yes. If you arrive in the United States by air or sea/water (by plane, boat, or cruise ship), you have to apply for an ESTA beforehand. As early as check-in at your flight, or entering on board of the ship, checking takes place. Only if you enter America by land (through Canada or Mexico), you do not need to apply for an ESTA.
- • When don’t I have to apply for an ESTA USA?
In case you wish to stay in the United States of America for longer than 90 days, or in case you wish to travel for another purpose than tourism or business, it is necessary to apply for a US visa instead of an ESTA. In the following cases it is not necessary to apply for an ESTA or US visa:
- If you already possess a US visa, a valid American residence permit or the American nationality.
- If you enter the USA by land, meaning from Canada or Mexico, you do not need to apply for an ESTA but you must fill in the I-94W form when crossing the border.
- • Is applying for an ESTA safe?
If you submit an application through this website, we will always make use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL). With Secure Socket Layer all communication of data from your computer to our server is protected. In this way, all of your information is always safeguarded.
We use your information solely for the processing of your ESTA application. Furthermore, we respect the privacy of all the users of our websites and take great care to ensure that any personal information you provide to us is treated with confidentiality, in line with the GDPR rules. It is important to know that none of your information will be sold to third parties. We also offer safe online payment methods such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal.
Questions about the ESTA
- • How long does an ESTA last?
An ESTA is in theory valid for two years from the date that it is granted. This date is on the digital form, which you receive by email after approval. It can occur, however, that the ESTA expires earlier, in case it is revoked for whatever reason or your passport expires earlier. Your passport is linked to the ESTA; you are required to enter the country with the same passport with which you filed the application.
Take note: the ESTA lasting for two years does not mean that travellers with an ESTA can stay in America for two uninterrupted years. An important requirement of the ESTA is that each stay in America is limited to a maximum of 90 days. Considering the lengthy validity period of two years, it is advised to submit the application well before departure. It can occasionally occur that the ESTA is not granted the same day, for example due to a manual randomized check performed by the American immigration service.
- • What requirements does my passport have to comply with?
The Visa Waiver Program, the American program under which ESTAs are granted, has several requirements:
- Firstly, your passport needs to be valid for the entirety of your stay in America. The passport is linked to the ESTA; you are thus required to travel with the same passport you used to file the application. In case you receive a new passport, the validity of the previously applied for ESTA instantly expires. In that case you also need to apply for a new ESTA.
- The passport needs to have an electronically-readable zone on the page containing the personal information. Most passports have this.
- The passport needs to have a digital chip containing the biometric information of the holder of the passport. To see if your passport has this chip, you can look for the e-symbol on the passport. This can be found on the back of the passport, the holder page, or the front cover of the passport.
E-symbol: symbol for electronic passport. The e-symbol is a symbol consisting of an overturned rectangle from which both on the left and the right side a recess moves towards the middle, where it forms a circle in the middle of this rectangle.
Any emergency passports are required to be electronic passports. With an emergency passport in the form of a piece of paper (without an e-symbol or digital chip), you cannot acquire an ESTA, because an electronic emergency passport is required. This does contain the required digital chip.
- • For how long is my passport required to be valid?
Your passport is required to be valid for at least until the end if your stay in the United States of America.
- • When does the ESTA USA enter into effect?
The validity of your ESTA begins from the moment it is granted. From this date your ESTA lasts for two years. The validity date is on the digital form which you receive by email after the application.
Take note: your passport is linked to the ESTA; you are required to enter the country with the same passport with which you made the application. If you receive a new passport, you are required to use this during a new ESTA application.
After the ESTA USA application has been approved, it is automatically shared with the airline and the US immigration service.
- • Can I use an old/previous ESTA to travel to the USA again?
Yes, this is possible as long as the validity of your ESTA has not run out. To find out how long your ESTA is valid for, check the answer to the question “How long does an ESTA last?”. Keep in mind that each stay in the USA cannot last longer than 90 days.
It is important to remember that with each new trip to the US, to check if your passport is still valid, and that it is still the same passport with which you applied the ESTA for. Your passport is linked to the ESTA; you are required to enter the country with the same passport you used to apply for the ESTA. If you receive a new passport, you are required to use this for a new application for an ESTA.
- • How do I extend the validity of my ESTA?
If you ESTA expires and you want to travel to the USA again, you must file a new ESTA application. Existing ESTA travel authorizations cannot be extended. If your ESTA expires while you are in the US, this does not need to have any consequences for your departure.
You can apply for a new ESTA before your previous one runs out. After your new ESTA has been approved, any previously issued authorization is automatically declared void. Your new ESTA replaces the previous one. Read how long the ESTA lasts.
- • Can I work in the US with an ESTA?
Working in the USA with an ESTA is only allowed if it concerns a business trip. If your trip qualifies as 'working in the USA' or as a 'business trip to the USA' can be read on the page with the ESTA requirements. At the very least, it is not permitted to enter into service with an American employer with an ESTA. In case you do not have an employer at the time of the ESTA application, this should not pose any problems for your application.
In case you wish to enter into service with an American employer, you need to apply for a US visa.
- • What does an ESTA USA cost?
For the processing of your ESTA application we charge a fee of £29.95. In case you file the application on this website, there are no added costs. The fee includes consular costs ($10,00) and transaction costs ($4,00), exchange rate surcharges (usually 2,5%), processing costs, VAT, and any potential help provided during the application. Furthermore, our customer service is always ready to help you with any questions you might have.
Should your ESTA be rejected, then you will be reimbursed the entire cost within 10 workdays, meaning you make zero costs.
- • What does the “Visa Waiver Program” mean exactly?
The “Visa Waiver Program” makes it possible for travellers with different nationalities to travel to the United Sates without a visa (for business or pleasure, during which each stay is not allowed to last more than 90 days). All travellers that fall under this feature are required to file for an ESTA before they are allowed to enter America.
It is important to know that, in order to be allowed entry into the US, you are required to relinquish any rights to reviewing or appealing the final admission ruling of the US Customs and Border Protection, or otherwise fight the deportation procedure which flows from an application of admission under the Visa Waiver Program.
An ESTA only provides authorization to enter America without needing a visa. This holds for all trips made by air or sea. You are also required to have an ESTA if you are only in the US on a transit (even if you don’t need to leave to plane).
- • Does an ESTA guarantee me entry into the US?
Being granted an ESTA is not a guarantee that you will actually be allowed entry into the USA. Upon arrival, the U.S. Custom and Border Protection agency can still declare that you may not enter the USA, for example if there are any doubts about the truthfulness of the answers you provided during the ESTA application, or if for political or safety reasons it is undesirable to grant you access. An ESTA is mandatory to travel to the USA, but it is not the only requirement to be allowed access into the country.
Should your ESTA application be rejected (which happens in less than one percent of all applications), it is no longer possible to submit a new ESTA application with altered information. You can, however, apply for a US visa. A rejection of your ESTA only prohibits travel under the Visa Waiver Program, and as such is not a verdict on whether you qualify for traveling to the US with a US visa.
- • Can I apply for an ESTA if I have a criminal record?
Only if you have been convicted of a crime which led to serious material damage or serious injury to another person, or damage to a government institution, is it no longer possible to apply for an ESTA. Most travellers with a criminal record can thus apply for an ESTA as normal. Traffic violations and other minor fines should pose no trouble in acquiring an ESTA. Do you have a criminal record related to a crime which led to serious material damage or serious injury to another person, or damage to a government institution? Then you cannot apply for an ESTA, and you need to make an appointment with the consulate to apply for a US visa.
- • I’ve been to Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, or Somalia. What now?
If after March 10th 2011 you’ve been to Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, or Somalia, you cannot apply for an ESTA through this website. Likewise, if you possess or have ever possessed the nationality of one of these countries you do not qualify for an ESTA. You can contact the American embassy to check how you can still travel to America. You will likely have to apply for a visa at the consulate.
- • Do I need an ESTA to change flights in the US?
Yes. If you arrive by plane in the United States, you always need an ESTA or US visa. In case you did not apply for one, you will not be allowed to board flights headed for America. Even if you directly continue your flight to, for example, Canada, Mexico, or a Caribbean island, or back to Europe, you need an ESTA to fly into the USA to begin with. Read more about the ESTA and changing flights.
- • If I make a transit to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean islands, do I need an ESTA?
Even if you are only passing through the USA on a transit to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean islands, you need an ESTA to continue on your journey. This also holds for eventual return flights, except for return trips by land from Canada or Mexico; in that case you need to fill in an I-94W form at the border crossing.
Each visit to America can last a maximum of 90 days, in which the days you spend in Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean Islands are included. For the Caribbean Islands, a maximum staying duration of 45 days applies.
Questions about changes, cancellations, and rejections
- • Can I change the information on my ESTA?
Before you have made the payment for the ESTA application, you are still allowed to make changes in the online application form. However, after the ESTA has been paid for, it will be processed immediately and you can only change your email address from then on (to do this, contact us). That is why, before you are led to the payment page, you are asked for a confirmation that the provided information is correct. Make sure that this is the case.
Should a mistake have been made during the application, you can submit a new application. If the information on your ESTA does not match the information in your passport, then the ESTA becomes invalid. You will have to pay for the cost of a new application.
Take note: it is not possible to change any of the information on a denied ESTA, or to cancel it.
Although we try to track down any mistakes, this website is under no circumstances responsible and/or liable for any information incorrectly or incompletely filled in by the applicant in the application form.
- • Can I change the date on which my ESTA goes into effect?
No, it is not possible to change the date the ESTA goes into effect. If you think you will arrive before your ESTA goes into effect or after it has expired, it is necessary to apply for a new ESTA. It is of crucial importance that your ESTA is valid at the moment you arrive in the United States.
- • Can I still cancel my ESTA USA?
This can only be done before the payment for your ESTA application has been made. After we have received the payment for the ESTA, we directly begin processing the application. Restitution of your payment is no longer possible from then on.
Should any mistakes have been made during the application, you can submit a new application. You will have to pay any new costs made with this new application.
- • Why has my ESTA application been refused/denied?
In most cases applications result almost immediately in an approved ESTA for America. In rare cases it can occur that the application is denied. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency never provides a reason for this rejection, due to safety and privacy related reasons. Application are always rejected if the applicant has or ever has:
- made a mistake in the application form
- applied for a US visa and been denied
- had a quarrel with the American immigration service
- stayed in the US for longer than was allowed
- broke any of the other visa rules
- broke another rule in the United States
- is suspected of having broken the law (in or outside the US)
- is on the watchlist of the immigration service
- does not have a valid passport
- has been to Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, or Somalia
- represents a safety risk
- represents a health risk
- is considered politically undesirably in the United States
- does not meet the requirements for the ESTA
- • What can I do if my ESTA application has been refused/denied?
Firstly, it is prudent to check if all of your passport information has been correctly written down in the ESTA form. In the email with the confirmation of your application you can see all the data which you filled in. Only if you mistakenly filled something in should you file a new ESTA application.
If you filled in your passport information correctly, it is no use filing a new ESTA application. It would only be denied again. The only way to travel to the United States after your ESTA application has been denied, is by applying for a physical US visa. It can take several days to several weeks until you receive this visa type. In most cases you are expected to visit the US consulate to answer a few questions.
We are aware of the trouble this can cause. Unfortunately, the US immigration service is notoriously rigid. There are only a very few number of exceptions with which an emergency procedure is possible, such as the passing of a family member, an urgent medical procedure, or an important business meeting.
Do you want to know why your ESTA application was denied? The US Customs and Border Protection never provides a reason for their rejections. You can, however, view the answers under the question “Why has my ESTA application been refused/denied?” for a list of the most common reasons for rejections.
- • Can I receive a refund if I do not receive an ESTA?
Has your ESTA application been rejected? Regardless of the reason, you will receive a full refund within ten days.
- • Can I get my money back if I do not make use of my ESTA??
If your ESTA application is approved, under no circumstances are you eligible for a refund. This includes not making use of the ESTA. Only if the ESTA application is rejected by the American immigration service will you receive a full refund. This is automated and happens within ten days. You do not need to take any action.
- • I wrongly filled in a safety question/background question; what now?
Through this website it is not possible to submit an application if any of the safety questions are answered with ‘Yes’. Did you submit an ESTA through another website and answered a safety question with ‘Yes’? Then your application will be denied. It is then no longer possible to file a new application with another answer to the safety question. It will only be denied.
Did you wrongly answer a safety question with ‘Yes’ and wish to correct this? This can be done in two ways. What works virtually every time is applying for a US visa. For this, you have to make an appointment at the US consulate. At the consulate you can explain that you incorrectly answered the question. If the employee believes you, you will most likely get a visa. This procedure can last one to several weeks. Don’t have this time? The second way to rectify this mistake is by contacting the special department of the immigration service by phone, through the number +12023443710. This number cannot be used for other questions concerning the ESTA.
- • Do I need to print my ESTA USA?
After the ESTA USA application has been approved, it is automatically shared with your airline and the American immigration service. Therefore you do not need to print the ESTA.
- • When should I choose for a visa instead of an ESTA?
You should choose for a visa if you:
- Plan on staying in the US for longer than 90 consecutive days.
- You wish to enter into employment with an American employer.
- You are inadmissible based on the Immigration and Nationality Act (212).
- You are traveling to the US for a purpose other than tourism or business.
- You are traveling to the US on an airline or transport company which is not part of the Visa Waiver Program. In practice this only applies to private planes.
Travellers with a valid US visa can travel to the US with the visa for the purpose for which it was granted. Travellers with a valid visa do not need to apply for an ESTA.
Want to know more? Read about the ESTA or about the US visa.
- • How do you handle personal information?
We use your information solely for the processing of your ESTA application. Furthermore, we respect the privacy of all of the users of our site and take great care to make sure that any person information provided to us is handled with confidentiality. It is important to know that your information will never be sold or used for any commercial purposes.
- • I can’t figure it out, can you help?
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