Have you planned a trip to the United States with your loved ones? Are you leaving for business? Whatever your project, you will need to get your ESTA document before flying to your destination. An ESTA authorization concerns all citizens of countries which, like France, are entitled to the Visa Waiver Program.
Getting ESTA: the documents you need
The ESTA request is done online. To quickly fill out your form, make sure you have all the necessary documents at your fingertips! You will need :
- Your personal information (contact information, names and surnames of your parents, information on your flight back and forth).
- From your passport .
- A credit card with which you can pay the $ 14 processing fee.
Get your ESTA in a few clicks: the procedure
Getting your ESTA statement is within reach of all Internet users, the important thing being to stay focused ! Start by visiting the official website and making an individual request. You will then have access to a form divided into several parts .
The ESTA form begins with some questions about your personal information. You will then have to fill in your first and last name, date of birth and telephone number . In a second step, you must indicate your passport number but also your departure city and your flight number.
The questionnaire in 10 questions
Thirdly, you will have to read a series of ten questions that you will answer with “yes” or “no”. These last ones evoke your judicial past, your relation to the American law but also your health .
Verification and payment
Your ESTA form is then filled. All you have to do is re-read your personal information and your answers to the questionnaire. Far from being anecdotal, this step is essential because in case of error, your ESTA form will be invalid.
Finally, you will have to pay a processing fee of $ 14. Payment is made only by credit card. Once settled, the ESTA form is sent very quickly. In the longest cases, you will receive it within 72 hours maximum , hence the importance of taking a few days in advance!