Frequently asked question
When we think about the journey of the life, the destination dreamed by most of us, almost certainly is United States, a place full of varied cultures, rich of history and contrasting facets.
Incredible and breathtaking views are offered by the nature and the immense spaces of this beautiful country. In the big cities of America, it is possible to see the signs and testimonies of the 20th’s events, as well as enjoy an eclectic and multifaceted culture .
Unless the ESTA is revoked, travel authorizations are valid for two years from the date of approval or until the expiration of the passport, depending on the event that occurs first. The authorization ESTA, is normally valid for multiple trips for a period of two years. This means that until you have received an authorization ESTA to travel, you do NOT need to reapply during the validity of the period. In case your ESTA expires while you are staying in the United States, this will NOT affect your departure.
Please note: it is important to print a copy of the document. Printing is NOT required upon arrival in United States, as officers have electronic information. Receiving authorization does NOT mean that you could stay in United States for two years. The authorization ESTA only allows you to travel to US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows you to stay in US for only 90 days or less. If you plan to stay longer than 90 days, you will need to obtain a Visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. If you get a new passport or change your name, gender or country of Citizenship, you will be asked to request a new travel authorization. This will be necessary even if one of your answer to any of the VWP suitability questions changes. The $14 fee will be charged for each new question submitted. Note: CBC recommends to you to apply for a Visa when booking your trip, but not less than 72 hours before boarding.
An approved travel authorization ESTA is NOT a Visa. It does NOT satisfy the legal or regulatory requirements to be replaced as a U.S. Visa when a visa is required by US law. People with a valid visa will still be able to travel to US with the same visa for the purpose for which it was issued. People traveling with a valid visa will NOT be asked to request for a travel authorization.
Your authorization ESTA is valid for two (2) years from the date of issue. However, if your passport expires during these two years, you will need to request a new travel authorization.
You will need to fill in an online form where to enter your personal information, your contacts, your passport information and answer to the usual question of American immigration.Do NOT forget to enter your email address. Once the form have been filled, it will be analyzed from our experts and then sent to the American authorities. Usually within 24/48 hours you will receive your authorization.
The information you provide to us, are collected from our site, verified by our operators and then transmitted to the Department of Homeland Security, through encryption and authentication system SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
In addiction to having to be a citizen of one of the countries belonging to the Visa Waiver Program (Program “Travel without Visa”), to get the Authorization ESTA, is also necessary.
Have an electronic passport whose validity covers the entire stay in the US.
Go to the US for tourism, business or in transit to another destination and staying for a maximum of 90.
Have a booking with a one way ticket and also the return ticket.
For all minors,( including infants without a ticket) the authorization ESTA is needed on the basis of their electronic passport.
A new travel authorization may be required in one of the following circumstances:
Yes. The ESTA system does NOT save you credit card details after the transaction.
All the information found on social media, will improve the verification process and could be used to review ESTA applications, validate legitimate travel, judge ineligibility VWP exemptions and identify potential threats. If you choose to answer these questions and an initial evaluation from CBP indicates possible information of concern or the need to double checking the information, a highly qualified CBP officer will have timely visibility of the information available to the public on these platforms, consistent with the privacy settings, the applicant has chosen to adopt these platforms, together with other information that the CBP operators regularly use in the exercise of their functions.
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