I hear from a lot of people asking me about the ESTA and for many people it can be something of a hurdle for getting into the USA. It never occurred to me how difficult it is to obtain, but I have found the ideal way to help you get your ESTA. So read on for my short guide about the ins and outs of the ESTA and the best way to get one.
What is it?
The ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is a system that allows people from certain countries to visit the USA for up to 90 days without a visa (the program is called the Visa Waiver Program or VWP). This authorisation lasts for two years and you are able to travel to America on multiple trips, as long as the 90 day limit is respected.
What nationalities are eligible?
If you are a member of the following countries you can apply for the ESTA, these countries are:
Denmark, Czech Republic, Chili, Brunei, Belgium, Austria, Australia, The United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Slovenia, Slovakia, Singapore, San Marino, Republic of Malta, Portugal, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Greece, Germany, Hungary, France, Finland, Estonia and Andorra.
Why is it important?
The ESTA is extremely important, because you will not be able to enter the United States without one unless you have some other valid visa. This is the quickest and easiest way for a tourist to visit the States. I have also had experiences where the airline that was flying me to the States, asked me for proof that I had my ESTA. So trust me, you need to get it as soon as you can.
How do I get one?
This is a really good question, I have always used Application-esta.co.uk to apply for my ESTA and I have never been disappointed. I have been approved every single time for my ESTA and it is really great to have a reliable service like this. It usually took around 20 minutes each time I applied. This was great for my last trip to the States, which was only decided on a few days notice!
I was also a little unsure of a few things before I applied and the customer service was absolutely fantastic at answering my questions and uncertainties. In addition to this, I felt very confident with the money back guarantee. There really is nothing to lose by using this service.
I have tried a few different methods before, but none were anywhere near as efficient and easy. I would highly recommend this service for people who are looking to get their ESTA quickly and without worries.
Good luck on your trip to the USA and enjoy your travels!