ESTA Application
US ESTA Express

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This travel authorization is valid for 2 years allowing for multiple entries of up to a total of 90 days for entry into the United States.
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Apply Eligibility

Overview of Application Process

Step 1.
Enter Applicant Details

Step 2.
Review Your Details

Step 3.
Pay and Complete

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (ESTA)?

To strengthen the security of travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, requirements to travel visa-free have been enhanced. Nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries will still be eligible to travel without a visa but will have to obtain an approved travel authorization prior to their travel to the United States.

WHY DO I NEED AN ESTA?

 

This is in conjunction with the Visa Waiver Program. It enhances security within the U.S. and allows the Department of Homeland Security to predetermine risks.

WHY DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN ESTA APPLICATION?

The "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007" (9/11 Act) amended Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), requiring that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implement an electronic travel authorization system and other measures to enhance the security of the Visa Waiver Program.

Our ESTA Service Includes:

  • User friendly processing + support.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • Data, security + payment independent.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • 24/7 Email support online.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • Data retrieval service of your information.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • Data reviewal + assistance prior to final submission.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • ESTA application storage for 2 years.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: YES
  • Support prior to approval.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • ESTA Service charge.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: YES
  • ESTA Application charge.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: YES
  • ESTA Service charge 100% refundable if the application is rejected.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • Prompt assistance if application is questioned prior to approval.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • Any application errors can be processed actions with no charges.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: NO
  • Data storage if your information is lost by you.
    • U.S. ESTA Express: YES
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: YES

Countries That Can Apply For ESTA

Only citizens of  Visa Waiver Program countries are allowed to apply for ESTA.
There are 38 Visa Waiver countries that require an approved ESTA Travel Authorization to visit the United States.

The Visa Waiver Program Countries

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

**With respect to all references to “country” or “countries” in this document, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that “[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan.” 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to “country” or “countries” in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187, are read to include Taiwan. This is consistent with the United States’ one-China policy, under which the United States has maintained unofficial relations with Taiwan since 1979.

*British citizens only with the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.