ESTA form required
Filling out an ESTA form is part of the formalities to travel to the USA. This is a must for all travelers to the United States. This authorization was set up within the framework of the Visa Waiver Program and concerns countries that are affiliated to this program. His goal? Enable to reinforce the security of travelers by filtering profiles considered as dangerous by the American authorities.
A form first
Presented in the form of a form, the ESTA form is quick and easy to fill out. In just a few minutes, you will be able to enter all the information related to your identity, the reasons for your trip and your personal information. You will then be asked to provide your personal details, passport and flight numbers, and to answer yes or no to a series of very simple questions about your legal history and state of health.
If your profile is “classic”, i.e. without any particular complications, you have a 100% chance of obtaining your ESTA authorization within minutes of your registration.
Filling out an official ESTA form is therefore quick and easy.
Good to know: all travelers must complete their own ESTA declaration. Traveling with your family? Each child must have a form in their name, even if they are too young to have a ticket.
A free pass to the United States
An Esta travel authorization allows you to fly to the United States but does not guarantee you 100% of your right to enter the United States. In fact, an immigration officer will examine your application and authorize you to enter the United States.
Nevertheless, a traveler who has obtained ESTA authorization without problems has a 99.9% chance of entering the United States.
The ESTA form is not a visa
The ESTA authorizes you to stay in the United States for 90 consecutive days and is valid for two years. However, the ESTA is neither a visa nor a green card. It does not offer the same rights to travelers.
Your ESTA form allows you to:
- to make tourism in the whole country
- to participate freely in social, musical or sporting activities without remuneration
- enroll in courses that do not give you credit toward a university degree
If you are traveling on business, you can of course sign contracts, attend meetings and conferences, and take advantage of short training courses.