Frequently Asked Questions
It is the US Electronic System For Travel Authorization.
Why is ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorization) needed when travelling to and entering the United States on the Visa Waiver Program?
To enhance the security of travel entry in conjunction with the VISA WAIVER PROGRAM, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to determine prior to travel whether an individual poses a law enforcement or security risk.
You must apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours prior to your travel for entry into the United States.
You can apply online on this website. It is an electronic application only.
It allows multiple entries for a total of 90 days into the United States or less if your passport expires. The ESTA is valid for 2 years and also allows travel to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.
Once your ESTA is confirmed you receive email confirmation of approval. Record of your approval is recorded on file with the ‘United States Department of Homeland Security.’ For business travelers you then have access on request to our database of over 15 million registered businesses in the United States to assist with your visit if needed.
There are no additional charges for making a mistake or changing an error on your first application submission.
Yes, a refund will be honored unconditionally to any rejected application. Refunds will be given usually within 14 days of rejection notification. All refunds will be made allowing for the reduction of US ESTA Travel Pass administration & service fees. Rejected applications may be referred to the relevant 'Application for Visa' travel to the United States site.
Usually within 72 hours.
Information provided by you is subject to privacy provisions and controls. Payment information including Credit and Debit Card details provided to US ESTA Travel Pass are NOT retained by US ESTA Travel Pass or any third party.
Yes there is a fee payable to US ESTA Travel Pass for your ESTA. Payment is inclusive of all administration and service fees. Payment may be made by US ESTA Travel Pass’ encrypted secure payment system.
Yes, a return or onward ticket booked with a major airline or a cruise company is required.