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Welcome to the U.S. Electronic System for Travel Authorization Web Site

International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now subject to enhanced security requirements and will be required to pay an administrative fee. All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization and then pay the fee using the following process:

electronic system for travel authorization
electronic system for travel authorization
ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. It is a secure automated process that determines whether an applicant can travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program.  ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, though it is recommended travelers apply when they begin preparing for travel. All visitors travelling to the U.S. from Visa Waiver Program countries are now required to apply for ESTA Authorization.

The following passport holders are eligible to apply: 

   Important Facts about ESTA: 

  • As of 8 September 2010 the US Government charges a fee of USD$14.00 for ESTA issuance - ESTA Travel charges USD$35.00 (USD$49.00 Inclusive) to review, double check and submit an ESTA application.
  • ESTA (U.S. Travel Authorization) is not a visa. It is a pre-authorization to board a U.S. bound aircraft or ship/vessel
  • The purpose of ESTA is to let the U.S. government pre-screen all Visa Waiver Travellers before they leave their home country.
  • It is recommended to apply for ESTA at least 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Citizens of one the 36 Visa Waiver Countries (including Australia) entering the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program should apply.
  • If your ESTA Application is denied, you will be required to apply for a B-1 Visitor Visa or B-2 Tourist Visa. ESTA TRAVEL will provide a full instruction and assistance pack should this happen.
  • An approved ESTA Travel Authorization does not guarantee entry in to the United States.  

   Why use the ESTA Travel Service?

  • 24/7 Customer Support.
  • Document Verification.
  • Error Checks. (We will not charge you if you've made a mistake)
  • Consistency Checks.
  • Efficient processing times. (95% of Approvals within 6 hours)
  • Intuitive Interface.
  • Ongoing support and travel advice.   

Warning! Beware of fraudulent websites that claim to collect your private information and submit the application on your behalf. ESTA Travel is an accredited online service provider staffed by a team of dedicated immigration professionals that are on hand 24/7 to assist with any of your immigration queries. Travellers with an invalid ESTA Travel Authorization may be denied entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

This site is governed by ESTA TRAVEL © 2002 - 2012 External links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. ESTA Travel is not affiliated with the U.S. State Department.