Information about travel authorization (ESTA) to USA
Apply for an ESTA travel authorization before you go to USA. A few easy steps and you will get your travel authorization approved within hours, in most cases. The application process is very easy to complete, and should only take a few minutes.
If you are citizen (holds a passport) in one of the following countries, you can apply for a travel authorization (ESTA) for temporary visits to USA instead of applying for a visa.
|Portugal||Republic of Malta||San Marino||Singapore||Slovakia|
When do I need a visa instead of an ESTA?In case you wish to stay longer than 90 days in USA, you will need to apply for a visa instead. You do that by contacting the American embassy in the country where you live. It is not possible to apply for a visa online. If you answer "Yes" on any of the questions in the application form, you will most likely not be approved for a travel authorization. In those cases it is better to apply for a visa instead. If you are going to USA to work or study, you should have a visa instead of an ESTA.
Do I need to provide proof of my ESTA?No, you do not. The travel authorization is registered electronically through your passport number. You could print out the e-mail confirmation if you want a paper for your own sake, but the border control will not ask for it. You should bring the address of the hotel where you will spend the first night.
I have got a new passport, is my old ESTA still valid?No, your ESTA is connected to your passport and if you get a new passport, you need to apply for a new ESTA and pay the fee one more time.
I wrote the wrong name or birth date on the application, can I change?It is not possible to change an already approved travel authorization. If you made a mistake and wish to correct, you need to apply one more time and pay the fee again.
Is ESTA necessary for transit?If you transit in USA you need to apply for travel authorization (ESTA).
Applyesta.org is operated by a private company not affiliated with the United States Government. We do not provide any service related to ESTA or other visa services. You can apply yourself at www.dhs.gov and the government fee is 14 USD. Click here to go to the official site: www.cbp.gov.