Help with obtaining ESTA for the USA

Electronic System for Travel Authorization ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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.ย The system checks law enforcement databases. Since 2 May 2022, the seizure of the form I-94W is replaced by the ESTA electronic authorisation.

โš ๏ธ Please note that if you have travelled to Cuba ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ since 12 January 2021If you are no longer eligible for ESTA, please contact an American consulate to apply for a visa.

What are the advantages of the ESTA for the USA?

The ESTA is issued in
48 hours for urgent departures

  • Valid ESTA 2 years
  • Stays of 90 days in the USA
  • Approach 100% online
  • Document official authorities

If your ESTA is granted, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are eligible to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme. Upon arrival in the United States, you will be interviewed by a U.S. Border Protection officer at a port of entry who may determine whether you are inadmissible under the Visa Waiver Program or for any reason under U.S. law.

ESTA is not a visa.
It does not allow you to find a job, settle in the USA to live or do any other activity that American immigration would consider abusive. It does allow you to travel to the United States to benefit from visa exemption, if your situation allows.

Authorised stays




ESTA fee

19 € / person

excluding brokerage fees

Eligible nationalities

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทย Greece
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Rep. Czech
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland

When should I reapply for an ESTA?

  • I've lost or changed my passport, and even if an ESTA is still valid on the previous passport
  • I am travelling on a passport other than the one on which I obtained my ESTA
  • I change my name or gender, or my overall situation changes significantly (refugee, stateless person, etc.)
โšช๏ธ ๐ŸŸ  โšช๏ธ
Disrupted processing of files

The authorities may take a few days longer to issue the document

In summary

Format Electronics only
Number of entries Unlimited
How long does it take? 48 hours
Length of stay 90 days
Validity 2 years
Consular fees 19 €

For a travel to the United Statesthe electronic travel authorisation system is compulsory. The ESTA is valid two years for tourist or business stays of 90 days or for a transit to another country.

The ESTA for the United States can be obtained online for a fee of 19 € plus the intermediation fee. Your ESTA is eligible at all entry points. What's more, you will be asked for the ESTA when you board your flight or directly at the land border (from 2 May 2022). Without this document, it will be impossible to enter the United States. We advise you to apply for ESTA at least three days before you leave for the United States.

When should you travel to the United States?

There is no No ideal time to visit the United States. As a vast country, the United States offers different climates.

Places to visit in the United States

Known for its science exhibitions, planetarium and panoramic views over the city, Griffith Observatory offers spectacular views of California's largest city. The Na Pali coast is a magical place. Take a helicopter flight to admire the high cliffs rising 1,219 metres above the Pacific Ocean. You can also explore the park on foot, with its many hiking trails.

Discover the highest peak in North America and contemplate a unique landscape in the heart of the Alps. Denali National Park and Reserve. If you're lucky, you'll come across black bears and grizzly bears. At night, don't miss the Northern Lights! A very American experience, near Rapid City, Mount Rushmore will immerse you in the country's history. Straddling Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe was voted the most beautiful lake in the United States. Situated at an altitude of 1,897 metres, you can enjoy a wide range of activities including fishing, swimming, paddling, kayaking ...

Practical information

  • Official country name United States of America
  • Location North America
  • Capital : Washington
  • Area surface area: 9.834 million km2
  • Language English
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Climate humid subtropical, arique
  • Time zone UTC -5 to -10

Local time


Security The United States is not a dangerous country, but it is advisable to avoid the downtown areas of large cities at night.

: No vaccine is mandatoryHowever, it is vital to be up to date with your universal vaccinations.

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