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Visa USA - ESTA Application
Travellers to the United States are now required required to obtain 'ESTA' prior to arrival. The Visa USA Program (VWP) requires all eligible visitors whose trips do not exceed 90 days in duration, to enter the country on a temporary Visa.
Visitors from eligible countries who require an ESTA should allow a minimum of 72 Hours prior to departure for their ESTA Authorization to arrive, however, in most cases authorization will be granted within minutes.
The process of obtaining ESTA Approval is not difficult:
Who is required to have an Electronic system for Travel Authorisation (ESTA)?
Effective from January 12th 2009 All travellers to The USA under the visa free Visa USA Programme (VWP) are required to obtain a USA ESTA travel approval authorisation prior to travelling to the USA. Accompanied and unaccompanied children, regardless of age will be required to obtain an American ESTA approval before travelling to the United States.
Is an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) an American tourist visa?
No, an approved USA ESTA is not an American tourist visa. It does not meet the legal or regulatory requirements to serve in lieu of a USA visa, when an American visa is required under USA law.
How much does this service cost?
All applications processed through this site are subject to a Service Charge of £39.95 which includes the US Goverment fee of $14. Payment is by credit or debit card only. This will appear as an entry on your credit card statement. The Service Charge is payable upon submission of validated application data and pressing the 'Submit' button. Payment of the charge does not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Service Charge is applied to recover the cost of running this service, as successful and unsuccessful applications use system resources, the charge is non-refundable.