• ESTA Travel Authorisation is not a visa. It is an authorization allowing the traveller to embark on a plane or on a boat in the direction of the United States.
  • The purpose of the ESTA travel authorisation is to allow the US government to check all travellers benefiting from the visa waiver program before they leave for the United States.
  • ESTA Travel Authorisation is reserved for nationals of a beneficiary country of the visa waiver program travelling in the United States under the visa waiver program.
  • It is recommended to request ESTA Travel authorisation at least 72 hours before departure.
  • In case the ESTA travel authorisation is not granted to you, you must apply for a B-1 visa for business stays or a B-2 visa for tourist stays.
  • An approved ESTA travel authorisation does not guarantee admission to the United States.