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The Visa Waiver Program requires all travelers entering the United States via air or sea to have an approved Travel Authorization (ESTA).

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Step 1:
Submit new online
ESTA application

Step 2:
Review and Confirm

Step 3:
Receive your ESTA
Application by e-mail

Submit your ESTA Application Online

The Visa Waiver Program allows passport holders from 38 countries to visit the United States for up to 90 days. The visa waiver traveler is required to hold a valid travel authorization (ESTA) in order to enter the United States. Please complete the form below for review and online processing.

Step 1: Answer the questions below

Step 2: Submit payment

Step 3: Receive your travel authorization (ESTA)

Changes made to the ESTA application

What are the additional questions that has been included with the improved ESTA application?

As of November 3, 2014, these additional questions are:

- Other names/aliases
- Other citizenships (if applicable)
- Parents name(s)
- National Identification Number (if applicable)
- U.S. Contact information (email, phone, points of contact)
- Employment information (if applicable)
- City of Birth

With the additional questions, will it now take longer for a VWP traveler's ESTA to be approved?

No. We do not anticipate any delays in processing ESTA applications with these newly added questions.

Why is it necessary to expand the amount of ESTA information being collected from VWP travelers?

The ESTA application has been in operation for six consecutive years and has been further improved. This comes as direct result of evolving threats made to the United States of America. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to protecting the US and believes that the country will be safer with the added ESTA information.