We’re happy to be a private company that gets to help thousands of international travelers visiting the USA in obtaining their ESTA authorization. Some of our services include: (1) ESTA Document emailed in printable (PDF) format within a few hours. (2) An agent and data specialist assigned to each and every application. (3) We conduct a detailed inspection of your application. (4) Live chat and email support for questions about the ESTA process and Visa Waiver Program. (5) Full refund provided for application denials (6) Immediate retrieval of ESTA Approval document with a simple email or chat request. ESTA-ONLINE.COM is a private company and does not have an affiliation with any government agency. We offer a value-added service that provides assistance and support to travelers during the entire US ESTA process. Our service fee of $74 includes any and all government fees. You may also use the US Government's internet site at www.cbp.gov for a lesser fee.
Becoming authorized to travel to the United States
If you wish to visit the United States, you must obtain the proper authorization before entering the country. In some cases, this means applying for a visa but if you are a citizen of a country included in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) may be a simpler and faster option. The VWP allows citizens of 38 countries to obtain travel authorization to the United States through the US Department of Homeland Security without acquiring a visa. If you are a current citizen of a participating country and have a valid passport, you only need to apply with the ESTA form. If you qualify, you will be granted authorization to travel to the US for a period up to 90 days.
Although we are not supplied with the exact reason for denial, our experience shows the following conditions that may cause an ESTA rejection.
We are trained experts in ESTA processing, and we will communicate directly with you if there is any error or omission in the application form data prior to processing. We want your travel authorization to be approved but if it is not, a full refund will be issued.
Although we offer expedited services for extreme circumstances, it is highly recommended that you submit the ESTA application at least three days (72 hours) before your departure. Additionally, you do not need to supply travel dates when applying for travel authorization so you may submit the form well in advance before flights are booked.
If you have reasonable doubt that you will be approved for travel under the US Visa Waiver Program, it is recommended that you apply at least 15-20 days ahead of your travel date so that you may have time to acquire a visa if necessary.
Once you have been authorized to travel through our ESTA process, you may be wondering how and when this will be used during your trip. The primary point where your travel authorization occurs is at check-in with your carrier to allow you to board the plane or ship. Carriers do not receive your ESTA form details, but they do get a confirmation of your ESTA status with a system called the Advanced Passenger Information System. This authorization is required before issuing a boarding pass for travel to the United States.
It is suggested to carry a printed copy of your authorization during your travel to the United States.
Many times the phrase ESTA visa is used, but this can be a bit confusing. The ESTA is very different from visa in several ways and using the term ESTA visa is misleading. The ESTA is a program that allows travelers to bypass the visa process and is part of the US Visa Waiver Program. See our section titled "Visa and ESTA" for more information.
Some of the security questions on the ESTA form are a bit confusing. We've provided some additional information for each question to help you understand them better before selecting an answer. As always, you can contact us for help via email, chat or the contact us form for answers.
Do you have a physical or mental disorder; or are you a drug abuser or addict; or do you currently have any of the following diseases:
Physical or Mental Disorders
Travelers with physical or mental disorders that may lead to harmful behavior or might pose a threat to the welfare, safety or property of others are discouraged from traveling under the Visa Waiver Program. If you do not have a history of this behavior, answer "no" to this question.
Drug Abuser or Addict
While the terms "drug abuser" and "addict" can be very broad, we can try clarifying what the Visa Waiver Program's question intends to expose about the applicant.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines drug abuse or addiction as "…someone engaged in the nonmedical use of any substance named in section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act". The list of controlled substances maintained by the United States Government is not only extensive, but also frequently changes so listing them here would be difficult. A controlled substance can be considered as any chemical or drug that is regulated for use, possession or manufacturing by the government. Controlled substances are typically regarded as medications prescribed by a doctor or illicitly used drugs. If you are engaged in the nonmedical use of such a substance, you may not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program.
Many people have diseases, but most of them will not prevent you from visiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (such as the flu or pneumonia). There are some communicable diseases that have a public health significance classification by the United States Government that are taken very seriously. These diseases are listed below and may disqualify a Visa Waiver Program applicant.
If you have one of these diseases (in an infectious state) your ESTA application may be denied. You may be able to travel the United States in this condition by applying for a visa.
Have you ever been arrested or convicted for a crime that resulted in serious damage to property, or serious harm to another person or government authority?
Have you ever violated any law related to possessing, using, or distributing illegal drugs?
These questions are closely linked to a legal concept used by the United States government called "moral turpitude." Moral turpitude is a classification of many types of crimes, offenses or actions that are categorized as contrary to good morals, social standards, and general justice. Some examples of crimes that fall under this category are:
Additionally, the following offenses do not qualify as a crime that resulted in serious damage to property or serious harm to another person. If you have been arrested or convicted for these, you can select "no" to this question.
These are not complete lists, so check with us if you unsure about a prior arrest or conviction. Additionally, you can find more detailed descriptions of serious crimes at the link below.
Simply stated - the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a scheme that provides quick and easy authorization to travel to the United States without forcing an individual to acquire a visa.
Prior to 1988, everyone that wished to visit the United States from abroad was required to obtain a nonimmigrant visa. Generally speaking, the application for a visa is expensive, time consuming and extremely thorough. This rigorous application process does not encourage travel to the US. Congress passed legislation in 1986 and created the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to facilitate tourism and short-term business visits by eliminating the visa requirement for citizens of certain countries. The US Visa Waiver Program transitioned to a paperless process in 2009 when the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) was established online. Since then, citizens of countries that have been accepted into the US Visa Waiver Program can use this online system to obtain travel authorization for the USA instead of getting a visa.
You may see the phrase "ESTA visa" on other sites, but this phrase should not be used and can be quite misleading. At this moment, the US Government does not have a scheme for an ESTA visa.
Another common phrase is "visa free" that can refer to the Visa Waiver Program's convenience of traveling visa free or without a visa.
The customs inspection process is typically simple and very predictable. The basic customs steps are listed below.
It is important to understand how the US Visa Waiver Program is related to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) when considering travel to the United States. The Visa Waiver Program is a system developed by the US government that makes it easier for citizens of approved countries to travel to the US for pleasure or business without the burden of obtaining a visa. The ESTA is simply the online method used to apply for travel authorization via the US government. If you are a citizen of a country that is included in the US Visa Waiver Program, you can use the Electronic System to apply for Travel Authorization to the USA for a stay of 90 days or less.
Your travel authorization will be valid for two years from the date of issue. If your passport expires or changes within this period, a new travel authorization must be acquired with your renewed passport information.
After you submit the ESTA form, our agents process the data, submit and monitor the status. We will indicate one of the following three outcomes to you via email after the application has been processed.
If you want to board a plane that is traveling to the US for any reason, you will need to obtain travel authorization through the ESTA application. You still need to acquire travel authorization through the ESTA process even if you only have a stopover in the US on your journey to another destination. For example, if you are traveling from the UK to Costa Rica via Miami, the ESTA is still required. We have supplied a field in the ESTA form to indicate this situation, and you should check "yes" if your travel to the US occurs in transit to another country.
If you get a new passport, the travel authorization you acquired with the old passport is no longer valid. Any time a passport is changed, you must reapply for travel authorization using the ESTA process with your new passport.
Our ESTA specialists carefully review each application for errors, but some personal information cannot be verified for accuracy. If you've submitted the ESTA application form and made a payment using our service and then discover you've made a mistake, there are two methods to correct it based on the status of the application.
If you've submitted the application but do not have results yet, it's possible that we have not completed processing it. Contact us immediately via chat, email or the contact us form and one our ESTA specialists can make edits to your information before the application is fully processed. We will do our best to ensure the information is corrected before the application is completely processed.
If we've already processed your ESTA application and you've received your travel authorization results, we can still help correct the information. There are three methods to contact us and request a change of application information.
You do not need to apply for travel authorization under the Visa Waiver Program if you have a valid visa. The visa authorizes you to travel to the United States already.
Customs and Border Protection now collects passengers' arrival and departure information electronically which eliminates the need to fill out the I-94W form if you have received ESTA approval.
Travel authorization vs. admission
Normally, the ESTA is adequate for vacation and most business trips to the US. The following travel purposes are accepted in the US Visa Waiver Program for ESTA.
If your travel purpose is listed below, a visa may be required for traveling to the US.
When you submit your ESTA form, our agents immediately begin the detailed review process. After the application data is validated, travel authorization is typically granted within minutes, and you will receive your USA ESTA authorization document by email shortly after. We maintain a strict processing policy of fewer than 24 hours, but most application results are provided in less than 20 minutes.
You are allowed to visit the US for 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program. If you wish to leave the US and travel to Canada, Mexico or adjacent islands, your 90 days does not pause or reset. In other words, your stay in these areas will count towards your 90 days as well (the US includes adjacent islands such as these in your stay). If your 90 days expires while you are in Canada, Mexico or the adjacent islands, you may not be able to reenter the US without obtaining a visa.
The adjacent islands include the following areas.
Netherlands or French territories or possessions bordering on the Caribbean Sea, Turks and Caicos Islands, other British islands, Tobago, Trinidad, Grenadines, Saint Vincent, Saint Pierre, Saint Martin, Saint Maarten, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Eustatius, Saint Christopher, Saint-Barthelemy, Saba, Monserrat, Miquelon, Martinique, Marie-Galante, Jamaica, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Curacao, Cuba, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bonaire, Bermuda, Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Aruba, Antigua and Anguilla.
Rest assured, our ESTA specialists will make every effort to make sure your application is correct before it's processed to maximize your approval chances. Travel authorization is rarely denied but in the unlikely event that your ESTA application results in a "travel not authorized" outcome, your next best option is to obtain a visa for travel to the United States through a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. There is no additional ESTA review process or appeal for this outcome. Being denied for travel through the Visa Waiver Program is not a determination of visa eligibility, however.
The only condition under which you can reapply and become authorized is if the conditions for the traveler have changed and the ESTA application form data becomes different as a result. It is important to understand that falsifying ESTA form information in an attempt to gain travel authorization through the Visa Waiver Program will result in permanent ineligibility for travel to the United States through the Visa Waiver Program.
We issue a full refund if your travel authorization is denied for any reason.
Feel free to contact us via email or chat if you have any uncertainties about applying for the Visa Waiver Program through the ESTA.
A person can fill out the ESTA application form on your behalf, but the traveler is ultimately responsible for the truthfulness and accuracy of all form data submitted. A third party may also pay the fees on behalf of the traveler.
If you've requested a visa in the past and it was denied, your ESTA application is likely to be rejected as well. If your ESTA application is accepted after a previous visa denial, be prepared for additional processing at the Customs Border Patrol (you may be denied entry as travel authorization under the Visa Waiver Program is not a guarantee for admission into the United States).
A Customs Border Protection officer can refuse admission into the United States even when travel authorization has been granted under the US Visa Waiver Program. In the unlikely event that this occurs, the traveler will be returned to their country of origin or another country to which a traveler holds a round-trip ticket. The same carrier that the traveler used upon arrival to the United States will be utilized in this case.
All persons traveling by air or sea to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program need to have travel authorization. Travel authorization applies to ticketed and non-ticketed passengers including infants. If arriving by land to the United States from Canada or Mexico, using the ESTA is not required.
Travel authorization is also required for children traveling from a Visa Waiver Program country to the US. Children will need a valid passport to be eligible for travel authorization under the US Visa Waiver Program.
The ESTA process is very straightforward but if the information is not correct, your request could be denied. Take care in filling out the ESTA form to make sure all fields are correct. A real person with a deep understanding of the ESTA process will review your submitted information to ensure the highest chance of approval. If there is anything that appears incorrect, missing or otherwise wrong we will contact you immediately to resolve the issue before processing the application. We are here to help you get approved, and this is why our customers have the highest ESTA approval rates in the industry.
Unfortunately, the United States does not have a clearly defined standard for how frequently you can visit with ESTA approval under the Visa Waiver Program. It is clear however that you cannot use Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean (adjacent territories) to "reset" your 90 days. Stays in these areas when the US is used as an entry point will count towards your 90-day period. The US only states that there should be "a reasonable amount of time between visits". A US Customs and Border Protection officer evaluates if you are attempting to live in the United States based on your recent travel activity. Presenting the US Customs and Border Protection officer with evidence of commitments and residence outside the United States will support your claim but does not guarantee frequent readmission.
Generally, the only reasons you may be denied travel authorization through the Visa Waiver Program are:
You have the ability to check the Department of Homeland Security Travel Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP) for possible solutions to application denial but not all inquiries can be resolved.
You can also contact us if you would like to learn more about why your authorization was denied.
A person's name may contain non-English characters that are not accepted into fields of the ESTA application form. You can find the correct characters that should be used near the bottom of the ID page in the machine readable area of your passport as shown below. The machine readable area uses universal characters that will be recognized and correct for the ESTA application.
For more details about machine readable passports, see the passport requirements area.
There are no guarantees for quick (next day) appointments with a United States Embassy or Consulate, so it is highly recommended to apply for an ESTA as soon as travel to the United States is considered.
By using data from the Customs and Border Protection airport wait times website, we can give you insight into the expected customs processing time for some of the busiest international airports.
The data below is the average customs wait time calculated from the period of June 2014 to June 2015 for the top 5 busiest international airports.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – 140 minutes
Miami International Airport (MIA) – 50 minutes
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 42 minutes
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) – 41 minutes
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) – 39 minutes
This data is freely accessible at http://awt.cbp.gov/.
As of 2015, there are 38 countries that participate in the United States' Visa Waiver Program. Since the creation of this program, many countries have applied for acceptance into the program, but not all are approved. The United States takes Visa Waiver Program inclusion very seriously for several reasons.
Certain countries may have emigration issues caused by a financial crisis or political instability. Accepting such countries into the Visa Waiver Program may put the United States at risk for an influx of illegal immigrants.
The visa refusal rate for a country that has requested inclusion into the Visa Waiver Program is closely examined by the United States government. Because many of the visa approval requirements are related to a citizen's history of abiding by the law, this is a good indicator of that country's applicants' intentions while visiting the United States. If a country has a visa refusal rate of more than about 3%, it will not be accepted into the Visa Waiver Program.
National security cannot be compromised by the Visa Waiver Program. All participating countries must comply with strict passport requirements that reduce the likelihood of forgery and false identity.
Visa Waiver Program country details
There are several countries that are currently waiting for acceptance into the Visa Waiver Program. There are also a few countries that have been removed from the program as well. For example, Argentina and Uruguay were both previously included but have since been removed because of financial instability and the possibility of mass emigration into the United States. Some countries that are being closely considered at this time are Poland, Israel, and Turkey. In order for a country to become accepted into the Visa Waiver Program, it must meet the following conditions.
You can use the ESTA application form to get your travel authorization before you've made specific travel arrangements. Apply without travel dates when you may need to visit the United States on short notice. The ESTA application process does not require specific travel dates or travel details.
Before you attain travel authorization under the US Visa Waiver Program, it is important to know about the following conditions to the program.
You do not need to use the ESTA process if you enter the United States from Canada or Mexico by land. When arriving by land, you will be required to fill out the I-94W form and pay a $6.00 processing fee by cash.
If entering the United States by commercial plane or boat (approved carrier), you will need travel authorization under the Visa Waiver Program, and you will need to apply for the ESTA.
Note: Traveling by the ferries that operate between Vancouver and Victoria, BC and Washington State is treated as a land entry method.
The ESTA application form has a field that inquires about arrest and conviction for an offense or crime. In general, the Department of Homeland Security will deny your travel authorization if you've ever been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude that is defined as "conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty or good morals." This definition can be subject to some interpretation so if you think your ESTA will be denied for this type of arrest or conviction it is best to apply for a visa.
If you are unsure about your qualifications for the Visa Waiver Program or the ESTA process, contact us by email, chat or the contact us form and we can answer your questions.
Generally speaking, a single DUI conviction is not grounds to deny travel authorization or entry into the United States. Multiple DUI convictions or DUI convictions in combination with other offenses may make a person inadmissible to the United States, however. Any conviction involving moral turpitude will cause the ESTA application to be rejected (see moral turpitude details above). If you have reasonable concerns that your convictions will result in ESTA denial, a request for a visa is recommended.
If you are uncertain about the ESTA process or about qualifying for the Visa Waiver Program, contact us by email, chat or the contact us form and we can answer your questions.
The requirements for the ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program are much less demanding than those of the non-immigrant visa electronic application. The visa application requires more biometric and travel information than the ESTA applicat
Explaining the history of the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA can help you understand the travel authorization process and why it is so important for the United States.
Before the Visa Waiver Program was established in 1986, obtaining authorization to travel to the United States for tourism or short-term business required a "B" nonimmigrant visa. In an effort to promote international business and tourism visits, the United States Congress passed legislation for the Visa Waiver Program that bypassed the lengthy process to obtain a nonimmigrant visa for citizens of specifically approved countries. The idea behind this legislation was to recognize low-risk travelers from specific countries and grant them travel authorization with a faster method and a reduced amount effort (from both the traveler and the United States).
The first country to be accepted into the Visa Waiver Program was the United Kingdom in July of 1988. At that time, there was no electronic system in place, and the Visa Waiver Program operated as a paper system using the I-94W form. In 2006, the United States introduced an electronic system that eliminated the need for paper forms, further streamlining the process. This is known as today's Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
The Visa Waiver Program has been a success since it was introduced in 1986. In 2012, over 19 million visitors used the Visa Waiver Program, which was 40% of all overseas visitors. It now has 38 participating countries with several more are awaiting approval.
The ESTA application form requires information from a specific passport. The passport used to fill out the ESTA form must also be used while traveling to the United States. If a traveler renews or replaces a passport before traveling, they must submit a new ESTA application using the updated passport information.
The Visa Waiver Program states that you must arrive at the United States on a participating carrier (air or sea) but there is no rule stating your departure must be on a participating carrier.
Generally, you will require a visa if entering the United States on a private aircraft. If the private plane has an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to transport passengers through the Visa Waiver Program, you can apply for travel authorization under the Visa Waiver Program and enter the United States with this method using the ESTA.
The following 38 countries have been accepted into the Visa Waiver Program by the United States and citizens of these countries can use the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
The United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Slovenia, Slovakia, Singapore, San Marino, Republic of Malta, Portugal, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Greece, Germany, Hungary, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Chili, Brunei, Belgium, Austria, Australia and Andorra
If you stay longer than 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program and you have not extended your allowable stay with the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Service (emergency situations only), you will lose your travel authorization and not be able to use the ESTA. Subsequent trips to the United States will require a visa.
You will require a visa if traveling to the United States on a private boat. The Visa Waiver Program does not have provisions for this type of travel.
The ESTA application form only has choices for male or female gender at this time. Although the selection of one of these is required, it will not solely determine the outcome of the travel authorization through the Visa Waiver Program.
The USA ESTA process requires entering personal information about the traveler into the online application form, submitting payment and receiving the results typically within minutes.
This process requires the following items:
Once the ESTA application form is complete, and payment is submitted, our agents will carefully review the information and look for errors. We've processed thousands of applications just like yours and know from experience what to check. After we confirm the application data, the information is submitted, and we monitor status. Once approved, we send you an informative email confirmation with a pdf attachment of the acceptance document. The entire USA ESTA process takes a few minutes, and you'll be approved for travel to the United States.Once the ESTA application form is complete, and payment is submitted, our agents will carefully review the information and look for errors. We've processed thousands of applications just like yours and know from experience what to check. After we confirm the application data, the information is submitted, and we monitor status. Once approved, we send you an informative email confirmation with a pdf attachment of the acceptance document. The entire USA ESTA process takes a few minutes, and you'll be approved for travel to the United States
As long as your travel authorization is valid for the date of arrival in the United States, you will not need to reapply for a new travel authorization. It is acceptable to have a travel authorization expire after entry into the United States, but subsequent travel to the United States will require a new travel authorization. Your passport needs to remain valid for your entire visit to the United States.
You can obtain travel authorization through the Visa Waiver Program with a passport that is nearing the expiration date. However, the passport needs to remain valid for the entire duration of your trip. Your departure date from the United States must be before the 90 days maximum stay allowance or the expiration of the passport, whichever comes first.
For more details about valid passports, see the passport requirements area.
In 2009, HIV was removed from a list of "communicable disease of public health significance" by the US Government. Since then, qualified HIV positive travelers can obtain travel authorization through the Visa Waiver Program. However, if an individual has been denied entry to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program in the past because of their HIV status (before 2009), United States Federal law states that they will not be given travel authorization through the Visa Waiver Program. Individuals that were previously denied entry under the Visa Waiver Program because of their HIV status need to apply for a visa.
If you are unsure about the ESTA process or meeting the qualifications of the Visa Waiver Program, contact us via email, chat or the contact us form and we can answer your questions immediately.
Simply stated, your personal information submitted on the ESTA form is used for a screening process. Government databases that hold information about individuals with derogatory records are utilized in an attempt to identify and prevent travel for those that may pose a threat to the United States.
The United States government has a system of records that allows Customs and Border Protection to collect and maintain information about individuals that apply for the Visa Waiver Program with the ESTA. The personal information supplied on the ESTA form is vetted by Customs and Border Protection against two primary law information databases to determine if travel authorization will be granted to the applicant. These primary databases that personal data is used with are called the Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) and the Automated Targeting System (ATS). When someone submits the ESTA application, their personal information is screened through the ATS for terrorist activity or threats to aviation and border security. The information is also screened through the IBIS for law enforcement interests.
In some cases, personal information may also be used with other security and law enforcement databases at other federal agencies for further screening steps as well. The Department of Homeland Security also discloses that the information may be shared with other federal security and counter-terrorism agencies as well as case-by-case instances to state, local, territorial, tribal, foreign or international government agencies.
This field is found on the ESTA application form and can be confusing if you received your passport through a consulate. For example, if you are currently a UK citizen but received your passport through the UK consulate while in Japan, your passport issuing country is the UK. Generally speaking, consulates are an extension of the country that they represent.
These two programs are somewhat related and can be confused because they share similar screening procedures. The fundamental difference between the two lies in the primary function of each program. The primary function of the Global Entry Program is to expedite customs clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers which is very different than the Visa Waiver Program's primary function. The Visa Waiver Program's (VWP) primary function is to allow travelers to enter the United States without obtaining a visa.
If you've already acquired your travel authorization through the ESTA process, you may be eligible for the Global Entry Program for a faster customs experience. Use the following link to learn more about the Global Entry Program.
Sometimes personal information changes after the ESTA has been processed. If you've submitted the ESTA application to us and made a payment, you can change only the email address you've provided in the ESTA form. Contact us via email, chat or via the support page and we can perform the request to update the email address you supplied in the ESTA application form.
Additionally, you may update your email address within the United States Government's website as well. Simply go to https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/application.html?execution=e2s1 and follow the steps to retrieve your application.
Do not confuse the two-year travel authorization period with the 90-day stay period.
When you receive travel authorization through the ESTA process, it is good for two years to allow multiple trips to the United States. Each trip to the United States, however, cannot exceed 90 days or you will be in violation of the Visa Waiver Program.
The legal requirement under the Immigration and Nationality Act states that individuals must indicate that they will not immigrate to the United States to qualify as a visitor. Employment information can help demonstrate this intention, and that is the primary reason it appears on the ESTA form.
The I-94W form and the ESTA application form contain very similar information. Completing both is not required when arriving at the United States.
Use the ESTA if arriving by air or sea (on an approved carrier* and residing in a participating Visa Waiver Program country).
Use the I-94 / I-94W form when arriving by crossing a land border via Canada or Mexico.
The ESTA process has reduced the need for the paper I-94 / I-94W form due to the electronic collection of information by Customs and Border Protection.
*An approved carrier is typically any major commercial air or cruise line.
All required fields must be completed. If erroneous information is provided, the application process may be delayed. There are circumstances in which you may not know application details such as a US point of contact, and it is acceptable to answer with “unknown” for this scenario.
Contact our ESTA specialists to answer any questions you have about the ESTA application form to ensure fast approva
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ESTA-ONLINE.COM is a private company and does not have an affiliation with any government agency. We offer a value-added service that provides assistance and support to travelers during the entire US ESTA process. Our service fee of $74 includes any and all government fees. You may also use the US Government's internet site (www.cbp.gov) for a lesser fee. A full refund, including any and all government fees will occur if you are denied travel authorization through our service.