International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements. An ESTA travel authorisation is compulsary for Visa Waiver Program travellers to board an air or sea carrier to the USA.

From January 12, 2009, ESTA becomes mandatory for all qualified Visa Waiver Program travellers entering the United States on or after that date. The ESTA applies only to those Visa Waiver Program travellers who are entering the United States by air or sea. Travellers entering by land either from Canada or Mexico are not required to register before travelling.

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Travel Authorization is obtained through an online registration system known as ESTA. If your registration is successful, it will be valid for multiple applications for two years or until the date on which your passport expires, which ever comes first.

Visas4USA are permitted to complete the ESTA registration process on your behalf.

The ESTA does not guarantee entry into the United States; that decision rests with the immigration official at the Port of Entry in the same way that travellers currently entering the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program or with a visa are subject to inspection.

Please visit our FAQ’s page for more information.

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Help & FAQ’s

How do I apply?

Simply visit the application page and fill in the online form.  We obtain the ESTA via our secure server and e-mail a copy to you.

What happens if I can’t apply onine?

You can apply by telephone 0845 077 2872 and we will post you a copy of your visa.

Can I apply for other travellers?

Yes, you can apply for as many as you require.

Do I need to give an address in the USA?

Please provide an address in the USA if possible, but if you do not yet know your address in the USA please leave this section blank and supply this information to the immigration officials on landing in the USA.

Do I need to give a phone number as well as an address?

No, you do not need to supply a phone number

How long can I stay in the US under the ESTA scheme?

You can stay up to 90 days

How Long is the ESTA valid for?

The ESTA is valid for 2 years giving a stay of 90 days on each entry

Do I need a return ticket?

You do not need a return ticket but you need a sufficient funds to purchase a ticket

Do I need health insurance?

It is advisable as there is no free healthcare in the USA

Do I need a vaccination for a holiday in the USA?

No vaccination is required for temporary visitors to the USA

How much does it cost?

Simply our £14.99 service charge and the $21 visa issuing fee.

Do you offer discount for larger groups?

Yes. If you are travelling in a group of 10 people or more please contact us for special rates.

How long does it take to issue?

We will issue your ESTA within 72 hours

Do we receive a copy of the ESTA?

Yes. We will email you a copy of the ESTA approval

When is the latest we can apply for the ESTA?

You must apply at least one week before travel

Do you issue ESTAs for all nationalities?

No, we only issue ESTAs for UK & Irish passport holders

If I get a new passport do I need a new ESTA?

Yes. The ESTA is tied to the passport number

Who are Visas4USA?

We are a subsidiary of Visas4oz who have been issuing Australian Visas for many years See our About Us page for more information.

I am in Canada or Mexico and want to drive to the U.S., do I need to apply for ESTA?

No!  If you are a citizen of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program, and you enter the U.S. by land from Mexico or Canada, you are only required to complete the paper I-94W form at the land border crossing.

I have a B1/B2 visa. Do I need to apply for an ESTA?

If you already have a valid B1/B2 or other classification of visa, you do not need to apply for an ESTA

Low cost and no hidden charges

Simply our £14.99 service charge and the $21 visa issuing fee.

Fast & secure service

Visas are issued within 72 hours or less with a straight forward and secure payment system.

Over 30 years experience

We’ve been doing this for a while and with over 200,000 happy customers, you know you’re in safe hands.

Excellent customer service

We pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service. In fact, we receive most of our business from referrals.

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