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What is the experience of traveling on an ESTA?

Published on: Dec 06, 2019, Last Edited: Dec 06, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Experience, ESTA Application

Introduction The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) provides travelers with the option to travel visa-free to the United States using a streamlined…

Should I apply for an ESTA before booking my itinerary?

Published on: Sep 30, 2019, Last Edited: Sep 30, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Questions

Introduction Visa waiver eligible U.S. bound travelers can apply for an ESTA before booking transport or hotel accommodation.…

Can an ESTA be used for multiple entries to the United States?

Published on: Aug 28, 2019, Last Edited: Aug 28, 2019 | Tags: Multiple Entry ESTA, ESTA Rules, ESTA Application

Introduction An ESTA can be used for multiple entries into the United States. However, approved ESTA applicants should be aware that Customs…

ESTA for a family or group of travelers

Published on: Jun 28, 2019, Last Edited: Dec 03, 2019 | Tags: Family ESTA, Group ESTA Applications

Introduction If you are needing an ESTA for a family or a group of travelers, then you can apply as a group of applications. To apply for a…

What is an ESTA Application Number?

Published on: Apr 23, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 14, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application Number, ESTA Submission

Introduction An ESTA application number is generated once an application is submitted to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The application number is…

Considerations when traveling to the US on an ESTA

Published on: Jul 31, 2018, Last Edited: Nov 09, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA

Introduction Ever since he started to run for president, Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact that he intended to tighten the USA immigration policy to make it more difficult for people from other countries to live and work and even, in many cases, visit the USA. While certain changes are taking longer to implement than Trump expected, many people who would previously have…

How long does it take for ESTA Approval?

Published on: Jun 18, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Duration, ESTA Application Time, ESTA Form

Introduction An ESTA application is processed instantly online and a majority of applications are approved within a minute of submission. However, there are cases where a decision on an application may be delayed by up to 72 hours. Once an ESTA application is approved,…

When to apply for ESTA

Published on: Jun 04, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA Status, ESTA Application Guide

Determining when to apply for ESTA gives applicants a good idea of timing on when to start an ESTA application. If approved, an ESTA is issued for a period of two years or the date of the applicant’s passport expiry, whichever date is sooner. Thus, if an applicant is planning…

Is there a Fast-Track or Emergency ESTA Application?

Published on: May 28, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Fee

Unfortunately, there is no special fast track or emergency ESTA application process regardless of any urgent traveler circumstances. Websites offering fast track or emergency ESTA services are misleading visitors and customers. Although applicants are advised to apply for an…

Is there a Free ESTA?

Published on: May 21, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Fee, ESTA Application

Prior to September 8th 2010, ESTA was free for eligible U.S. visitors. However, currently there is no longer a free ESTA. There is now a fee charged per ESTA application which was brought into effect by the 2009 Travel Promotion Act. The Travel Promotion Act called…

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