The ESTA declaration
Set up in 2009 for the member countries of the system, the ESTA travel authorization system has made it possible to offer safer travel conditions for travelers wishing to travel to the United States. This administrative declaration is made to the US Customs Online.
ESTA statement: what is it?
An ESTA statement is a travel authorization that allows you to stay in the United States for 90 consecutive days . Travelers wishing to stay beyond this three-month period must apply for a mandatory visa (B-1 / B-2, J1)
If it does not guarantee entry into the US, 99% of travelers with an accepted ESTA declaration will be able to enter the United States . The final decision rests with the immigration officer at the airport.
An ESTA statement allows:
- Business side : it allows to attend meetings, to sign contracts with partners or to participate in short-term and unpaid courses.
- On the tourism side : it allows you to travel all over the country, alone or in a group, to participate in various cultural activities, to enroll in courses that do not give credits to obtain a university degree.
It does not allow you to receive any remuneration whatsoever, nor to take a job on the spot or to take courses intended to obtain a diploma.
How to obtain an ESTA declaration?
It is very easy to obtain an ESTA declaration, all the steps taking place online . Simply log in and complete the ESTA form with your personal information (name, surname, passport number), state your conditions of stay (flight number, airline, length of stay) without forgetting to answer yes or not to a series of questions regarding his criminal record.
Any ESTA return is billed , regardless of whether the traveler is an adult or a child. The processing fee is $ 4. The authorization fee (in the case of an authorized application) is $ 10. The ESTA payment is made online, all sums are debited by credit card.