Planning a trip to the United States? Prepare your trip and complete your USA formalities. Obtain your ESTA immediately to ensure that you are allowed to enter the United States.
Validity period of the ESTA
In 2009, the American authorities, concerned about their internal security, implemented the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), an alternative to the American visa. The most common visas are the B1 business visa and the B2 tourist visa.
ESTA authorization is available to all nationals of countries participating in the VWP program. The ESTA is valid for two years or until your passport expires if it expires before two years.
In addition, you will need to:
- Present a round-trip airplane ticket (or a ticket specifying the destination if the USA is only a stopover on your trip);
- Travel with a company recognized by the United States;
- leave the United States within 90 days!
How long does it take to get the ESTA
If you wish to obtain your ESTA, you will receive your certificate within a maximum of 72 hours, and in most cases, immediately after validation of your request.
Note: Occasionally, files are selected at random for further review of the information submitted. No need to worry, this is a very common procedure. In this case, the status of your file will be pending, but you will receive a response within 72 hours.
The mandatory ESTA form consists of a series of questions about your identity, your trip, your health, your behavior… We proceed for you to the verification of the information entered, because each mistake made while filling the form could cost you your place in the United States. Indeed, the U.S. authorities have full authority to select who is allowed to enter the United States. In response to the rise in terrorist acts, the U.S. government has put in place various measures to increase the protection of U.S. citizens. Analyzing the answers given by people who wish to visit the United States for tourism or business is one of the ways to control entry into the United States.