Frequently Asked Question
When you think about the journey of life, a destination coveted by many almost certainly springs to mind: the United States, a place cradle of extremely varied cultures, rich in history with countless and contrasting facets.
Here nature, thanks to the immense vastness of the surface of this country, offers incredible and truly breathtaking views. In the America of large cities, it is possible to observe the signs and testimonies of the events of the twentieth century, as well as enjoy an eclectic and multifaceted culture.
Unless revoked, travel authorizations are valid for two years from the date of authorization, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. The Authorization Approved screen displays your travel authorization expiration date. Your ESTA authorization is generally valid for multiple trips over a period of two years (starting the date that you are approved) or until your passport expires, whichever comes first*. This means that as long as you received an ESTA authorization to travel, you do not have to reapply during the validity period. If your ESTA expires while in the U.S. it will not affect your departure.
Note: It is important to PRINT a copy of the document for your records. The printout is not required upon arrival into the United States, as the officers have the information electronically. Receiving ESTA authorization does not mean you may stay in the U.S. for two years. It only allows you to travel to the U.S. under the terms of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which only allows you to stay in the U.S. for 90 days or less. If you plan to stay for longer than 90 days, you must obtain a visa at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. *If you obtain a new passport or change your name, gender or country of citizenship, you will be required to apply for a new travel authorization. This is also required if one of your answers to any of the VWP eligibility questions changes. The associated fee of US $14 will be charged for each new application submitted. Note: CBP recommends that you apply for ESTA at the time you book your travel, but no less than 72 hours prior to boarding.
An approved travel authorization is not a visa. It does not meet the legal or regulatory requirements to serve in lieu of a United States visa when a visa is required under United States law. Individuals who possess a valid visa will still be able to travel to the United States on that visa for the purpose for which it was issued. Individuals traveling on valid visas are not required to apply for a travel authorization.
Your ESTA authorization is valid for two (2) years from the date of issue. However, if your passport expires during these two years, then you will need to apply for another authorization.
You will need to fill in a special online form, where you can enter your personal information, your contacts, your passport information and finally answer the usual questions of American immigration. Don't forget to also enter your email address. Once the form has been completed, it will be analyzed by our experts and then sent to the American authorities. Afterwards you will receive your authorization usually within 24/48 hours.
The data you provide to us is collected from our site, verified by our operators and finally transmitted to the Department of Homeland Security through SSL encryption and authentication systems (Secure Sockets Layer)
In addition to having to be a citizen of one of the countries belonging to the Visa Waiver Program (Program "Travel without Visa "), in order to obtain the ESTA authorization it is also necessary to:
Be in possession of an electronic passport whose validity covers the entire stay in the United States.
Travel to the United States for tourism, business or in transit to another destination and stay in the United States for up to 90 days
In addition to booking the outward ticket, also owning the return ticket.
For all minors (including infants traveling without a ticket) their ESTA authorization is required on the basis of their electronic passport data
A new travel authorization may be requested in one of the following circumstances:
The information found in social media will improve the verification process and could be used to review ESTA applications to validate legitimate travel, judge VWP ineligibility exemptions and identify potential threats. If you choose to answer these questions and a initial assessment by CBP indicates possible information that is of concern or the need to further validate the information, a highly qualified CBP officer will have timely visibility of the information available to the public on these platforms, consistent with the privacy settings the applicant has chosen to adopt these platforms, together with other information and tools that CBP officials regularly use in the performance of their duties.
Yes. The ESTA system does not store your credit card data after processing the transaction.