Complete the ESTA Form in Four Simple Steps
Travelers holding a passport from a Visa Waiver country can enter the USA with an approved ESTA travel authorization. Do you own a passport that allows for travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program? If the answer is “yes,” you will need an approved ESTA. Here are four simple steps to complete the form:
Start the ESTA form by clicking on the “CLICK TO APPLY”-button. Enter all the required information, such as the applicants’ name, gender, email, date of birth and passport number. Once you have entered all the needed information, you may continue to the 2nd step.
Continue entering the required information, such as other citizenship, emergency contact, and address in the United States. Once you have entered all the needed information, you can continue to the 3rd step.
In the 3rd step, you may enter your first name, last name, your payment details, and billing information. Submit secure payment for your application to complete the 3rd step.
In the 4th step, you will see that you have successfully submitted your application for review and processing. You will receive your ESTA by email in PDF-format if you are approved.
What information is needed to complete the online ESTA form?
- Your name, date of birth and a working email address.
- Your parents’ names.
- Your passport details (number, country of issue, expiry date).
- Your emergency contact.
- The address of your stay in the United States as of the time of application (not needed if you plan to transit via the U.S.).
- Information about your history of infectious diseases, if any.
- Information about your history of arrests or convictions for certain crimes, if any.
- Information about your history of deportation or visa revocation, if any.
Check here if you already have an approved ESTA application
What is ESTA?
ESTA is an abbreviation for the "Electronic System for Travel Authorization." It is an online application that can be completed within 15 minutes. All travelers that intend to transit via or visit the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) by air or sea must apply for ESTA (includes children and infants). ESTA is not a visa. It is an essential distinction. To learn more about U.S. visas, check here.
Why was the ESTA system implemented?
The online ESTA system is an increased security regulation that was developed by the United States government to pre-screen travelers before they are allowed to enter the United States. It went into effect on January 12, 2009. The ESTA application process is entirely online and operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
About ESTA Applications
15 minutes to complete
Valid for up to 2 years
Mandatory for VWP travelers