The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) has been introduced via the Internet for citizens and eligible nationals of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries to apply for advance authorization to travel to the United States under the VWP.
ESTA is the ‘Electronic System for Travel Authorization’ issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, which allows citizens of certain countries to travel under the Visa Waiver Programme.
It is mandatory for all guests visiting the US under the Visa Waiver Programme to apply in advance for travel authorization from the US Customs and Border Protection's Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
Log onto the ESTA web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and complete an online application. Travelers are encouraged to apply early. The web-based system will prompt you to answer basic biographical and eligibility questions typically requested on a paper I-94W form.
Please ensure that you submit accurate data into the on-line application system at the time of seeking ESTA approval and avoid typo errors as invalid data would cause an invalid ESTA approval, that may inhibit your travel.
Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, Please ensure you apply for your ESTA at least 72 hours prior to travel. In most cases, you will receive a response within seconds:
We have found that there are some common errors that occur when completing the online ESTA application, so here are some tips to help you through.
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