ESTA Application for Citizens of Liechtenstein

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Capital: Vaduz
ESTA Required: YES

In 1991, Liechtenstein joined the United States of America Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This allowed Liechtenstein citizens to travel to the U.S. under certain conditions without needing a visa. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization was introduced in 2009, and since then all travelers can apply for their Travel Authorization online.

The ESTA allows entry into the U.S. to be granted for business purposes, tourism (including for medical purposes), or to take part in non-credit studies programs. For other reasons or for a longer period of time, a visa is required. This visa can be obtained only at the closest U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland (combined Branch for Switzerland and Liechtenstein). You can apply today if you are sure that you require an ESTA.

U.S. Immigration statistics for visitors from Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein: Travel to the U.S.

Zurich International Airport (ZRH) is the closest international airport offering direct flights to the U.S. It takes approximately 1h 30m to get from Vaduz to Zurich by car (via the A13 and A1) and 1h 45m to get there by train (1h14m from Sargans Station, IC3 >IC1).

Nonstop flights from Zurich, Switzerland to the USA

About Zurich International Airport

The airport is approximately 20 minutes from Riga City Center in Marupe Municipality.

Public transport:

Bus 22 can be taken to the airport (the stop is called P133). You can find more information about this bus here. You can also use the Minibus 241 or Express Minibus 322. Traveling from outside the country, many international buses can be taken to Riga. You can find the complete list here.

When should Liechtenstein citizens apply for ESTA?

In late 2018, it became mandatory to apply for an ESTA 72 hours prior to boarding a U.S. bound aircraft. For citizens of Liechtenstein, it is advisable to apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before you board a U.S.-bound aircraft in late 2018. If you are denied, you will need to apply for a tourist visa at your nearest U.S. Embassy. Apply as soon as possible if you plan to visit the United States. Learn more about the ESTA application.

With an approved ESTA, travelers from Lichtenstein can verify its status and make updates. For more information, visit this page: verify/update ESTA.

Below is an example of a travel authorization if the ESTA application is approved:

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