ESTA | Electronic System for Travel Authorization

The ESTA (Electronic Systems for Travel Authorization) is an automatic system that determines whether visitors are qualified to travel to the United States. Only travelers from countries participating in the Exemption Program
(VWP) can use this system. All passengers require ESTA authorization to approach a transport to America as part of the VWP.

The ESTA form available on the internet allows you to apply for Visa USA. The purpose of this system, established by the US government, is to screen passengers before giving them the opportunity to enter the United States.

ESTA became mandatory on 12 January 2009 to enhance security.

Travelers from countries benefiting from the Visa Waiver (VWP) program must now obtain electronic travel authorization before traveling to America. It is important to remember that all travelers must
Have a valid passport that is machine readable in order to obtain a travel authorization. The ESTA USA system is available exclusively on the Internet and is managed by the Department of Security

ESTA Visa authorizations have a validity of 2 years or
The expiry of the passport if the latter expires before.

  • You present a passport legally issued by a country benefiting from the Visa Exemption Program;
  • You arrive on board a plane or boat from a VWP company;
  • You intend to enter the USA for a maximum of 90 days;
  • You are a national of one of the countries benefiting from the Program listed below:

Germany, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, South Korea, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, United States, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand,Low, Portugal, Republic of Malta, Czech republic, Saint-Martin, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Swiss

After obtaining the electronic travel authorization, you can travel to the United States as part of the Visa USA program but do not have any guarantee of admission into the United States. Upon your arrival in the United States, you will be checked at the border post by an immigration officer, who may refuse your admission under a section of US law. The refusal to grant you an electronic travel authorization does not prevent you from
Apply for a visa to go to the United States.

All information provided by you or on your behalf by a designated third party must be truthful and accurate. An electronic travel authorization can be canceled at any time and for any reason, especially when new ones are likely to affect your eligibility. You become liable to administrative or criminal prosecution if you knowingly and deliberately make a materially false, fictitious statement or in an electronic travel authorization application submitted by you or on your behalf.