What is ESTA? Do I need to apply for ESTA?

ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is an online application system related to travelers from Visa Waiver Countries that wish to enter the United States for tourism, transit, business or medical reasons. The purpose of ESTA is to pre-screen travelers bound for the United States via air or sea. Approved ESTA applications are normally valid for two years. When traveling to the U.S. with an approved travel authorization, you are allowed to stay for maximum 90 days.

How long does it take to apply for ESTA?

It takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete the ESTA online application. Upon the submission of your application, you will most likely get your approved ESTA Application within 24 hours by e-mail.

Where can I apply for ESTA?

We help you to apply successfully for your ESTA travel authorization. It is not necessary to have a flight ticket or hotel booking in order to submit your application. It is recommended to apply for your ESTA at least 72h in advance of your departure. Apply online here.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program is a U.S. government program that enables citizens from all the visa waiver countries to enter the United States for business or Visitor purposes without obtaining a tourist visa in advance. The advantage of entering the United States with an approved ESTA application is that you can travel to the United States on short notice. However, not everybody can enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Only citizens of the Visa Waiver countries are eligible to apply.

Requirements to apply for ESTA online

  • Valid passport lawfully issued to you by a Visa Waiver Program country
  • The traveler has no criminal record in the United States
  • The traveler intends to enter the United States for 90 days or less for business,pleasure or transit
  • You are a citizen or national of one of the Visa Waiver Program countries

ESTA eligibility test

Only citizens of Visa Waiver Countries are allowed to apply for ESTA. It is important to know if you are qualified for ESTA before you even submit your online application. 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. Check if you are qualified for ESTA.