Travelers from the 38 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries * who are seeking to travel to the United States and stay for a maximum of 90 days, will have to apply for an approved travel authorization prior to departure, on the following secure website: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
An application can be submitted at any time before your travel to the United States. However, a minimum period of 72 hours prior to departure is strongly recommended.
As a reminder, the passenger is solely responsible for complying with all laws, regulations, orders, demands and travel requirements of countries to be flown from, into or over (in transit).
Once granted, and unless revoked, a travel authorization is valid for two years from the date of authorization, or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. Travelers are thus requested to keep with them a printed version of their authorization for every travel or transit in the United States. It is highly recommended to update your authorization before each travel to the United States by using the application number you have been given on the ESTA website.
As per a recent US law, all passengers eligible to travel under Visa Waiver Program MUST have an e-passport to enter or transit through the United States on or after April 1, 2016.
An e-Passport, denoted by the symbol on the passport cover, is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip.
If your passport is not identified by the symbol described above, you have to make a visa application with the Embassy of the United States, or renew your passport.
*Andorra - Australia - Austria - Belgium - Brunei - Chile - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Iceland - Ireland - Italy - Japan - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Monaco - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - Portugal - San Marino - Singapore - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Taiwan - United Kingdom
As Entry Requirements and Customs Regulations are subject to change without notice, always check with your travel arranger and/or the proper authorities before traveling internationally. It is the responsibility of each passenger to carry the proper travel documentation and to meet the entry conditions of each country on their itinerary.