ESTA Articles

How to find out the status of an ESTA authorisation? Do you wish to verify the status of your ESTA application after having submitted your travel authorisation application to the American authorities? Here you can find out the steps to take for ESTA verification.
Can the same ESTA authorisation be used for several trips? Many people who have benefitted from their initial ESTA authorisation ask if they can make several trips with it. Here you can find the response to this question with some explanations.
Is ESTA authorisation required for a stopover in the United States? Are you planning to shortly travel abroad that will require a stopover in the United States? Find out if you need to obtain ESTA authorisation for this and which procedures you will need to follow.
 
The ESTA document for travelling to New York The ESTA is the essential paper required to visit New York. Here you can learn how to obtain it and under which conditions and also access the application form directly for a simplified procedure.
Is it necessary to print your ESTA authorisation? Many travellers destined for the United States wish to know if it is obligatory or necessary to print an ESTA authorisation. To learn more on this subject read our advice and explanations.
What is the ESTA document for the United States? Find out what the ESTA program for the United States is, together with practical information and advice to complete it online and rapidly obtain your travel authorisation for this destination.
 
Visa waiver for the USA Here you can learn about visa exemption and how to benefit through obtaining the ESTA authorisation that is necessary for your visit to the USA. Here you can find explanations and advice for preparing your American visit.
List of countries eligible for the ESTA Do you wish to benefit from the ESTA Visa Waiver Program to travel to the United States? Find out if your country is on the list of countries eligible for this system together with some useful advice.
Children: Do they need ESTA authorisation? Are you planning to travel to the United States accompanied by one or several children? Learn about the ESTA authorisation requirements for children and how to best prepare for their travel in accordance with regulations.
 
Frequently asked questions on the ESTA declaration For all your questions related to the ESTA application and your travel authorisation, read our Frequently Asked Questions with all the information you need to know to simplify the ESTA procedure.
Entry formalities for travelling to the USA Learn about the travel formalities for the USA with our explanations and information concerning the documents you need to prepare and the steps to take before travelling to the United States.
Are collective ESTA applications possible? Learn how to facilitate your U.S.A. travel procedures for a family or as part of a group of friends by making a collective ESTA application, and read our useful information on the procedure to follow.
 
ESTA applications for the whole family Read our advice for making ESTA applications for all your family and thereby saving precious time on administrative procedures relating to the travel organisation of your next trip to the USA.
Is it necessary to have a return ticket to obtain an ESTA? Are you wondering if you need a return ticket to obtain ESTA authorisation? Learn the answer here together with explanations on all the conditions you must fulfil for obtaining your travel authorisation.
What to do if the ESTA authorisation expires during a trip? Is your ESTA authorisation still valid but expires during your upcoming trip? Learn what to do and find out if this particular situation may be a problem for you when preparing for your visit to the United States.
 
U.S.A. immigration form for tourism Do you want to use a USA immigration form for tourism to obtain ESTA authorisation for your next visit to the United States? Find out how to proceed here.
Assistance with completing your ESTA authorisation application So you are seeking assistance to complete your ESTA authorisation application? Learn how to obtain all the information you need on our website and read some preliminary advice.
 

Maybe you have already heard about the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA, and wish to obtain further information about this authorisation to travel to the United States. In this case you have found the right place. In this article we will explain in detail what exactly the ESTA is and how this authorisation can be obtained. You will also find advice for simplifying preparations for your travel.

What is the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA?

The term ESTA is an acronym for ‘Electronic System for Travel Authorisation’; it represents travel authorisation for visiting the United States.

As you know, the USA is one of the most attentive countries regarding border crossings. Before, it was highly complicated for a visitor to obtain a visa authorising them to visit American territory or even for work purposes. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA, was created with the aim of simplifying the procedure and enabling citizens from certain countries to obtain this authorisation more easily.

An ESTA application is in fact completed online through the submission of a simple form and payment of administrative and application fees. The response, meaning the acceptation or refusal from the American immigration services, is transmitted to you by email.

The advantages of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization or ESTA:

As you have no doubt understood, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA, offers numerous advantages for you as a visitor. You no longer need to visit administration offices to submit an application and can, in only a few minutes, complete the steps necessary to obtain the right to travel to the USA.

There are numerous advantages for the American authorities in simplifying the management of requests by centralising the system around an electronic service. In this way, it enables them to save time at the border controls as well as economising on administrative personnel and maintain good relations with the countries from which these visitors originate.

To summarise, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA, is a modern way of saving time and money for all parties concerned.

How to apply

To apply you should use a website such as ours that offers a questionnaire, identical to that of the original on the official site, in several languages. You will need your passport (only those that are valid and either biometric or electronic are acceptable) and other information that you may need for applying for other visitors (such as dates of birth, passport numbers etc…).

You simply then need to follow our instructions and do not hesitate to consult our online articles that respond to any queries you may have.