ESTA is short for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. The authorization is an online application that has replaced the tedious visa process with a much simpler process for passport holders from 38 countries. These countries are members of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). In the past, a Visa USA application was necessary to obtain for visiting the United States of America, and a nearby US Embassy had to be visited. Now, the visa application is 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 the ESTA, you are required to apply by submitting personal travel related information about yourself through an online processing service. When submitted, you may expect an almost instant response via email with a maximum response time of 72 hours. Depending on what you are looking for, please follow any of the steps below:
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 even submit your online application.
Perform your free ESTA Eligibility Test
You are citizen of a Visa Waiver CountryOperations:
You need to have an existing ESTAOperations: