ESTA Articles

What is ESTA autorisation? Would you like to know what ESTA authorisation for the United States actually is? Here you can find detailed explanations and advice relating to the procedure you will need to follow.
The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) Read our explanations and learn about the function of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA, and its advantages regarding your preparations to travel to the United States
The ESTA application procedure in detail The ESTA procedure is the necessary process to take if you wish to travel to the United States. Here you can learn how to proceed and thereby rapidly obtain your travel authorisation.
 
Correctly completing the ESTA application form Do you want to apply for travel authorisation to the United States, maybe in another language? Learn here how you can find the ESTA application form in English and other languages together with advice on obtaining your ESTA authorisation rapidly.
What authorisation is required for travel to the United States? Travelling to the United States requires a certain amount of preparation and, in particular, ESTA travel authorisation that you can learn more about here. Read on to find out why you need it and how to apply.
How much does the ESTA application form cost? Here you can learn about the price for an ESTA application form in order to undertake the necessary procedure ready for your forthcoming trip to the United States, you will also find explanations and details concerning the cost of this application.
 
How long does it take to obtain an ESTA authorisation? Are you planning a visit shortly to the United States and wish to know how long it takes to obtain an ESTA, the document necessary to travel there? Wait no longer, you can find the answer right here.
How long is an ESTA valid for? Before leaving on a visit to the USA you should know both the duration and validity period of your ESTA authorisation. With our following explanations you can find out the information you need to know before your departure.
ESTA: The official document for the United States To enter the United States you need to obtain an official ESTA document. Here you can learn what this is and the steps to take to obtain this travel authorisation.
 
The ESTA form for the UK and Ireland Do you live in the UK or Ireland and plan to visit the United States shortly for a trip of less than three months? Here you can learn about how to easily access the ESTA application form to obtain travel authorisation.
Do you need to pay for an ESTA application? Do you wish to know if the obligatory ESTA authorisation required to travel to the United States is payable? Here you can find out the answer together with some explanations on the reasons for its cost by reading our guide.
The solutions available in the case of an ESTA authorisation refusal Receiving a refusal after submitting an ESTA authorisation application does not necessarily mean that your trip will be cancelled. Learn about the possible reasons for a refusal and the alternative solutions available.
 
Is a passport necessary for a visit to the USA? Are you preparing for an upcoming trip to the USA and wish to know if a passport is necessary for your visit? Here you can find the response together with some advice and information concerning other necessary documents.
Should I apply for an ESTA for a transit through the United States? Are you planning to leave shortly on a trip abroad that includes a transit through the United States? In this case you will need an ESTA authorisation. Here you can learn how to obtain it rapidly and easily.
The ESTA visa for travelling to the United States Are you planning to shortly apply for a visa or an ESTA for the United States? Here you can learn the difference between these two procedures and read some advice on obtaining the correct authorisation.
 
The questions on the ESTA application form for the United States Are you about to apply for your travel authorisation by completing the ESTA application form for the United States? Learn how to complete it together with information concerning the questions that will be asked.
How to complete a modification to an ESTA document? Did you make a mistake when completing your ESTA application form, or your personal situation has changed since your original application? Find out how to easily modify the information on your ESTA document online.
What is the price of an ESTA application and the costs involved? Many future travellers to the United States ask about the costs of fees associated with the ESTA application form. Learn the details here with some explanations concerning the price.
 
The ESTA application procedure Are you planning to shortly submit your ESTA registration to travel to the United States? Here you can find out how this procedure works and how to approach it in order to succeed with your registration.
The Visa Waiver program or VWP for the United States The American Visa Waiver program is a new system that enables a visitor to request travel authorisation to the United States with an ESTA. Learn how this works together with the application conditions.
The response time for ESTA confirmation Before completing your travel authorisation application for the United States, it is important to know the response time for ESTA confirmation. Here we offer you information about this subject together with some explanations.
 
How to renew your ESTA authorisation? The renewal of an ESTA is an obligatory procedure when the two year validity period has expired or when your personal situation has changed. Learn when and how to complete this procedure.
Updating the ESTA authorisation Do you wish to update your ESTA authorisation following a change in your personal situation, for a new trip, or because your original authorisation is approaching its expiry date? Learn how to do this here.
Is the ESTA authorisation obligatory to enter the United States? Are you wondering if ESTA authorisation is absolutely necessary to visit the United States? Here you can find the answer to that question with some explanations and advice for the preparation of your visit to the USA.
 
 

If you plan to visit the United States shortly, for business or pleasure, you will need to submit an ESTA travel authorisation application. But before launching into this procedure maybe you would like to know more about the ESTA authorisation and what it is exactly. This is what we shall explore here in more detail with clear in depth explanations.

ESTA authorisation: What exactly is it?

The term ESTA represents ‘Electronic System for Travel Authorisation’. It is basically authorisation to travel to the United States obtained through an online application form. ESTA authorisation is an obligatory electronic form of the traditional visa for all visits to the USA of less than 90 days. However, you will also need ESTA authorisation is you plan to simply transit through American territory.

ESTA authorisation concerns the citizens of 37 countries that are member countries of the program including France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy and Holland.

Although ESTA authorisation enables you to travel to the United States without having to undertake the long procedure associated with a traditional visa application, it is extremely important that you understand the operation of this travel authorisation application process to ensure you are not refused permission to board at the beginning of your journey to the USA.

Why was the ESTA authorisation created?

The American government is responsible for the implementation of this ESTA authorisation. The aim of this system is of course to simplify the work of the United States customs and immigration services; the country receives millions of tourists each year arriving on its territory. But to ensure efficient security only the citizens of certain member countries have the opportunity to benefit from it.

This is because the second aim of the ESTA authorisation is to facilitate the procedure for visitor citizens from these countries by granting exemption from the traditional visa application procedure. It is actually no longer necessary for these citizens to visit the American Embassy to complete the traditional visa application; they can now simply apply online with a specific ESTA form.

The positive or negative response (authorisation granted or refused) is notified to the applicants by email who then have no further steps to complete.

Where to apply for ESTA authorisation:

If you wish to apply for ESTA authorisation to organise a future trip to the USA then you are in the right place. On our website you will find the relevant form in several languages, exactly identical to the official version, with the assurance that it will be processed within 24 hours.

You will also find all information necessary to correctly complete the application form and can even modify certain details before submitting it.  Note that this application form is best completed several weeks before your departure date. Once obtained, this travel authorisation is valid for all future trips to the United States within a period of two years from its issue.