The ESTA travel authorization system has been introduced for citizens of countries included in the visa waiver program. Travelers from the eligible countries must obtain an ESTA before traveling to the United States of America.
ESTA remains valid for 2 years from the issuance date and entitles multiple entries on the territory of the United States of America for either tourism or business purposes. Each stay in the USA cannot exceed the period of 90 days. The process of applying for travel authorization is conducted entirely online and takes a few days, so there is no need to visit the embassy or consulate.
To apply for ESTA, you just need to complete the form, by providing basic personal data, information regarding your planned travel, occupation and passport details. There is no need to attach a copy of your passport, so it's crucial for the applicant to enter passport details correctly. ESTA will be automatically and electronically assigned to the passport number provided in the application. After receiving permission to travel to the USA to your inbox, there is no need to print the ESTA- upon arrival, in the United States, you only need to show a valid passport to the customs officials.
Please be advised that even if you do not have an upcoming departure to the United States, you can apply for ESTA now. Our specialists will process it right away so you will receive your visa and will be able to travel to your destination with a valid document.
Citizens from the following countries are eligible to apply for an ESTA:
The applicant's passport must be valid for the entire duration of their stay in the United States. What’s noteworthy is that the ESTA document loses its validity with the expiration date of the passport that has been used in the application process, or if the applicant obtains a new passport.