ESTA USA offers an online ESTA application for travelers to apply, update or check their Travel Authorization

ESTA is short for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. The authorization is an online application that has replaced the tedious tourist visa process with a much simpler process for passport holders from the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries. Previously, a USA Visa application was necessary to obtain before visiting the United States of America, and a nearby US Embassy had to be visited as a part of the application process. However, the visa application is now referred to by passport holders in VWP countries as the “USA ESTA application” and is conveniently accessible online from all over the world. To obtain an ESTA, you are required to apply by submitting personal and travel related information through an online processing system. After submission you can expect a response within 24 hours. Depending on what type of visa you are looking for, please follow any of the steps below:

Eligibility Test
Check if you qualify for ESTA

ESTA Eligibility Test

Check your eligibility

For passport holders of any country

Only citizens of Visa Waiver Countries are allowed to apply for ESTA. It is important to know if you are qualified for ESTA before you submit your online application.
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New ESTA Application
Apply for a new ESTA

Apply for a New ESTA


You are citizen of a Visa Waiver Country

  1. Apply for ESTA
  2. Apply for Tourist VISA
  3. Apply for Business VISA
  4. Group Application
  5. Check ESTA Eligibility
  6. Valid Passport and Card
Verify/Update ESTA
Update your existing ESTA

Verify or Update ESTA


You need to have an existing ESTA

  1. Verify ESTA
  2. Update ESTA
  3. Review ESTA data
  4. Check validity ESTA
  5. Check ESTA status
  6. Change information

General information about ESTA and Visa Waiver Countries / Visa Waiver Program:

What is a travel authorization for the USA?

For the online application, please make sure you have your passport and credit card ready. Please check ESTA FAQ, should you ...
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What is the Visa Waiver Country / Visa Waiver Program?

The Visa Waiver Program allows foreign nationals from Visa Waiver Countries to travel to the United States for business or pleasure. Each stay can be up to 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.
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ESTA application process and explanation of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization:

How can I apply for ESTA?

You can submit your application for a US travel authorization (ESTA) online. You will have to provide both personal and passport information. Additionally you have to answer several security questions.
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How to pay for ESTA?

All payments for electronic travel authorization applications must be made by credit card. The ESTA system currently accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover (JCB, Diners Club). Your application will not be submitted for processing until payment is received.
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Renew and Update your ESTA application, and read what to do if your application has been denied:

How to update and verify your ESTA?

Only certain information related to your travel data can be updated in existing travel authorizations. You can verify and update your ESTA at the same time.
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What to do, if your ESTA application has been denied?

If an ESTA application has been denied, but the traveler still wishes to enter the United States, he/she is required to apply for a nonimmigrant visa at a nearby U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
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