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The official procedure for an ESTA application
The official procedure for an ESTA application
To prepare well for your future trip to the United States, you will need to apply for an official ESTA authorization document. Here we explain how to proceed with this and we offer some information on the reasons for this formality.
 

How much does ESTA application cost?
How much does ESTA application cost?
An authorization application should be submitted by all applicable European citizens that wish to travel to the United States and this application is payable. So how much does this authorization actually cost?
 

How long does it take to obtain an ESTA?
How long does it take to obtain an ESTA?
Most Europeans are required to submit an electronic ESTA application or online ESTA form due to the Visa Waiver Program. The ESTA authorization is obligatory and requires a certain amount of time to get it.
 

How to renew an ESTA authorisation?
How to renew an ESTA authorisation?
Is your ESTA authorisation approaching its expiry date and you wish to visit the United States again? Learn here how to proceed with the renewal of your ESTA authorization online.
 

The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA)
The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA)
The ESTA application form (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is obligatory for citizens from Visa Waiver Program member countries. This travel authorisation document is therefore relevant to United Kingdom and Irish citizens.
 

How to complete the ESTA form
How to complete the ESTA form
All the information you need explaining how to complete the ESTA authorization application on the internet, point by point. For extra simplicity and to avoid the risk of mistakes the form is available in various languages.
 

Do you need an ESTA for a simple transit through the USA?
Do you need an ESTA for a simple transit through the USA?
As with business trips and holidays, all United Kingdom and Irish citizens should have an ESTA travel authorization in order to transit via the United States.
 

How long is an ESTA valid for?
How long is an ESTA valid for?
According to current regulations, an authorization application is required for all United Kingdom and Irish citizens that wish to visit the United States. This application should be submitted online and is valid for two years.
 

The alternatives in case of refusal of the ESTA authorisation
The alternatives in case of refusal of the ESTA authorisation
The ESTA authorization application is one of the key documents to complete to travel to or transit via the United States. In certain cases, the application can be refused. Here are the procedures to follow in case of an ESTA authorization refusal.
 

What to do if the ESTA file is lost?
What to do if the ESTA file is lost?
Find advice and information for your visit to the United States, notably the procedure to follow in case of the loss of your ESTA document, including how to renew your application easily and the security rules that should be followed.
 

The electronic travel authorisation for New York
The electronic travel authorisation for New York
Are you hoping to visit New York shortly? Learn why you need an ESTA authorization and how to obtain one to ensure you are authorized to travel to the United States.
 

The VWP or Visa Waiver Program
The VWP or Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program was implemented by the United States authorities to allow visa exemption for visitors from participating countries. Learn details of how it works and the conditions of eligibility.
 

When is the ESTA confirmation received?
When is the ESTA confirmation received?
The wait between the moment you submit your ESTA application form and when you finally obtain the confirmation response to your application can often be several days. Here you can learn more about this subject in detail.
 

Does the ESTA authorisation form need printing?
Does the ESTA authorisation form need printing?
Many travellers going to the United States that have completed the ESTA application ask if it is necessary to print the form. Learn the answer to this question with our explanations.
 

The ESTA registration for travelling in America
The ESTA registration for travelling in America
Learn everything you need to know about the ESTA registration necessary to travel to American territory, the procedure to follow and the conditions you need to fulfil to obtain it as rapidly as possible.