Obtaining ESTA without a project in the USA
The ESTA is a pre-authorization provided by the American authorities for a stay in the USA. The authorities want to ensure that travelers staying in their territory do not plan to affect the security of the country. In this case, is it possible to apply for an ESTA travel authorization without having any specific plans in place? And what does the ESTA authorization really allow?
Who should apply for ESTA?
This document requires, in order to be obtained, to answer positively to certain criteria, such as
- travel for professional or tourist reasons;
- be a national of one of the member countries of the Visa Waiver Program;
- stay on American soil for up to 90 days;
- Have a valid passport for the duration of your stay;
- travel via a company recognized by the American authorities.
The interest of the ESTA lies in the fact that it does not require a specific project to be requested. Unlike the green card, for example, which requires the applicant to justify himself: marriage, family reunification, employment, political reasons…
In addition, ESTA is easy to obtain and inexpensive. Valid for two years, it allows its holders to make multiple stays during this period. So if you don’t have a specific project, this can be an excellent alternative for a first encounter with the United States.
Obtaining the appropriate authorization for your projects
On the other hand, the ESTA is not suitable for people in the following categories:
- taking up a position in the United States ;
- intervention with an American family as an “au pair”;
- student admitted to an American university;
In this case, applicants must turn to other forms of authorization:
- The American visa: which allows you to stay on American soil for a maximum of 6 months;
- the Green card: more difficult to obtain, it offers the advantage of living and working in the United States for more than 6 months;
If you are going to the USA without any specific reason, you can now order your ESTA directly from our online platform. After filling out our online form, our experts will carefully verify all your information.
Your application will then be sent to the American authorities, who are authorized to issue ESTA. You will receive your ESTA document, without any specific plan, in less than 72 hours, and in most cases the same day.
Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us.