Since 2008, countries belonging to the visa waiver programme (PEV or Visa Waiver Program) are entitled toapply for an ESTA online before taking a flight or boat to the USA, or arrive by land from Mexico or the Canada. Passengers who have not registered with ESTA risk being banned from flying, although it is possible for them to regularise their situation at the airport at a possible extra cost. The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is a procedure for determining the admissibility of visitors to the United States in order to determine whether they pose a risk to homeland security or law enforcement. The system checks law enforcement databases. Since 2 May 2022, the seizure of the form I-94W is replaced by the ESTA electronic authorisation.
⚠️ Please note that if you have travelled to Cuba 🇨🇺 since 12 January 2021If you are no longer eligible for ESTA, please contact an American consulate to apply for a visa.