ESTA USA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization is a system that determines whether a person travelling from countries belonging to VWP (Visa Waiver Program) is safe to travel in the country of US or not. Before you apply for ESTA USA, you should have a knowledge about certain things in this process to make it less cumbersome for you. This article will help you understand these points in an FAQ format.
Why is ESTA approval necessary?
ESTA approval is the most important thing you need after passport to travel in USA. If you do not have the form with you, the officials will detain you until you get the approval. You would not want to waste your days, waiting for a form that you could have got well before you started your journey.
How is ESTA different from a Visa?
ESTA approval is very different from a Visa. ESTA is for citizens from VWP countries that travel to the country of USA. Since they do not require a Visa, ESTA approval is another way of certifying whether the visitor is fit to travel in the country or not. Even though the validity of an ESTA approval lasts for 2 years, the visitor can travel in US for not more than 90 days. Visa is a document that every citizen from countries that are not part of VWP requires to travel in US. Visa documents the purpose of your visit and for how long you are visiting the country, which decides the validity of the Visa. Travelers with a Visa do not require an ESTA USA approval.
Is there a fee involved to fill this form?
Yes, a fee is applicable for this process. When you fill out the form, you need to pay the processing fee of $4 and … READ MORE