1. What is US ESTA?
ESTA is an abbreviation for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. The government of the United States developed ESTA as an online application system to help in pre-screening the travelers before being allowed to board a ship or airplane headed to the United States.
2. What is the difference between ESTA application and Visa?
The ESTA approval is not a Visa.
3. Do I need ESTA if the United States is only my transit country in my trip?
Yes, you need ESTA if the United States is only your transit country in your trip.
4. How to check ESTA status and when does it Expire?
You need to check the status of your ESTA Travel Authorization. You can do ir in our website:
5. Is ESTA a requirement for children?
Yes, children need to have a valid ESTA to travel to the US.
6. What kind of documents do I need if I want to apply ESTA online?
You must have a special passport known as an e-passport.
7. Can I apply for ESTA for my friend or family member?
Yes, it is possible to apply ESTA for friends or family members through collective ESTA application.
8. What would happen if I travel to the USA without ESTA?
If the correct procedure is followed, you would be denied boarding the airline or ship whichever means you chose to travel with if you travel to the US without ESTA.
9. What do I need to do if I am denied my ESTA?
Once you are denied the ESTA application, the option is to apply for a visa known as non-immigrant visa at the Embassy of the United States or Consulate.
10. What do I need to do if my ESTA expired?
You need to reapply for a brand new authorization if your ESTA has expired through submission of a new application.
11. How many days can I be in the USA with ESTA?
While in possession of ESTA, you are allowed to stay in the US for 90 days or less.