The questions on the ESTA application form for the United States

The questions on the ESTA application form for the United States

You undoubtedly know that you need to complete a travel authorisation application for your next visit to the United States. If your stay is for less than 90 days and you are a citizen of one of the program member countries then this application can be completed through the online ESTA questionnaire. To assist you in obtaining this authorisation we will explain here where you can find this questionnaire and how to respond to the different questions asked.


Where do I find the ESTA questionnaire for the United States?

It is fairly easy to find the ESTA questionnaire that you need to complete to apply for travel authorisation to the United States. To do so you simply need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone that has internet access.

You should then visit a website that offers the questionnaire in your native language. This is the case with our website; you can find this questionnaire by simply clicking on the button at the top or bottom of this page.

It is important to note that the questionnaire must absolutely be completed online. You are definitely not required to print and send it by postal mail or even try to send it by email.

After completing the ESTA questionnaire you will need to pay the administration fees for the processing of your application.


The answers required for your ESTA application form for the USA:

The questionnaire you will need to complete for your ESTA application for the USA is both clear to understand and affordable. You should simply respond to various questions concerning your identity and your planned visit. You will find the following questions among others:

  • Questions concerning your identity: Your first and last names, your date and place of birth, your address and passport number (Note: You should possess a biometric or digital passport for the ESTA application).
  • Questions concerning your visit: The duration of your stay in the United States, the reason for your visit (work, holiday...), where you will stay in the USA (this part is not obligatory)…
  • Questions relating to morality and health: You will also be asked a number of questions relating to your state of health in order to determine if you carry any transmissible illnesses, and questions relating to any past criminal actions or convictions for example.

Do keep in mind while you complete this questionnaire that you should respond to all questions as completely and truthfully as possible. It is pointless to lie or minimise certain points as the American authorities responsible for examining your application can and will verify the information entered and refuse you entry onto American territory.

If you are not sure of your response to some of these questions then browse through our website where you can find all the information and advice you could possibly need.


How to proceed if a mistake was made in the information given on the ESTA questionnaire?

If you have completed your ESTA questionnaire but realise that you made a mistake in the information you have given then several solutions are open to you:

If you haven’t yet paid for the transfer and processing costs and fees of your application then you are still able to modify your answers before its submission by simply going back over the form. However, once payment has been made and the application has been submitted to the American authorities then it will normally be processed within a few hours so it is impossible to make any changes. This is why it is highly recommended to take the time to carefully check all your answers and information given to be sure all is accurate and correct before submitting your application.

If you fall into the above category, the only solution available is to wait for the refusal notification from the American authorities and then apply again. If your authorisation is granted but the information given is incorrect then it is still recommended that you submit a new application to ensure that any possible problems due to inaccuracy do not occur at immigration and border controls as these could impede your passage.

Before reapplying through the completion of a new questionnaire you will need to wait for at least 10 days. You will then need to repeat the entire procedure from the start, replying to all the questions honestly and carefully. Of course, you will also need to pay for the costs and fees again, you will not be able to request a refund of those previously paid. This is due to the fact that the verification procedure of each of your two applications requires the same individual work and examination.

Online ESTA application form